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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
+1 617-524-1717
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A beautifully landscaped gem on the Emerald Necklace

The arboretum was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted the famous landscape architect who designed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
Beautiful place to walk!

Just a piece of heaven in my neighborhood.Very easy walking on the paths or roads. Love the sweet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
Jamaica Plain
+1 617-524-1717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The arboretum was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted the famous landscape architect who designed great parks and campuses around the country. This a lovely place to take a walk, and when it is in bloom it is a sight to see and enjoy. This should...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a piece of heaven in my neighborhood.Very easy walking on the paths or roads. Love the sweet smell of the lilacs in the spring and the colorful autumn leaves!

Thank bachiboots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the "Emerald Necklace," the "Arbs" is an beautiful green space easily accessible from car, the T, (Boston's subway, Forest Hills stop on the Orange Line or commuter rail) bike, or foot. It has great views of downtown Boston from both of its peaks...Peter's...More

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Interesting to learn about the trees. Beautifully laid out. Different types of trails. Information center was very helpful in directing us to a walk of a particular length of time. (Also directed us to the highway). Would go again. We did not have a guided...More

Thank rosalynss2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful gardens just outside of the city. It's a very easy drive, and worth the trip! We spent about an hour and a half here strolling through the gardens, starting at the Arborway Gate and walking up to Bussey Hill, through the Leventritt Shrub and...More

Thank Kelsey W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood is blessed with one of our true treasures, The Arnold Aboretum. Our family calls it the "tree museum," but it's so much more than that. Every kind of tree that grows in our climate is on display here, in a beautiful...More

Thank OdosMama
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the arboretum with friends on a summer weekend. This free park is beautiful--a peaceful break from the city. The variety of trees, vines, and flowers was fun to explore, and the arboretum has helpfully put plaques on many of the plants to identify them....More

Thank wt012345
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I have been here a couple of times, but those couple of times i visited i was taken away by its beauty each time. you can find trails here to hike or just take walks and enjoy what is around you. Every season here is...More

1  Thank jeffreytran28
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Arnold Arboretum is a haven in suburban Boston with walking and biking paths over acres of trees and greenery as well as plantings. A great place to picnic or stroll.

Thank djfurlong
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were there on July 4 for several hours of easy walking on paved and unpaved paths. The majority of tree are indentified as to name, type and origin. This is a Commonwealth treasure.

Thank Lewis S
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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Tomer C
27 August 2017|
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Response from rosalynss2017 | Reviewed this property |
No picnic grounds since outside the Arboretum are city streets. They do have bathrooms in the info center.