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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
+1 617-524-1717
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Pleasant walk in the city

Interesting to learn about the trees. Beautifully laid out. Different types of trails... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
A wonderful, lush garden!

Beautiful gardens just outside of the city. It's a very easy drive, and worth the trip! We spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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%
  • Terrible0%
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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
Jamaica Plain
+1 617-524-1717
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank jeffreytran28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arnold Arboretum owned by Harvard University is located with the City of Boston, specifically JP and Roslindale. I grew up very close to the Arboretum, needless to say I’ve spent countless hours with in the gates. The Arboretum is tremendous, in all meanings of...More

Thank Dolores Anna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided tours are especially helpful for one to appreciate this amazing green collection of trees, bonsai, and nursery. Trees are planted based of the age of the species. An Olmsted design of the late 1800s, and is beautifully maintained. Wonderful for plant lovers and families....More

Thank YFSA2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This arboretum has a lot to offer for plant lovers. I especially liked the bonsai house and the visitors;' center at the gates. In the right season, it makes for a lovely slow walk, but I've been to better, more engaging places.

Thank Patti C
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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