Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts 02130
The Arnold Arboretum is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Join us for a free, 90-minute walk through the Arboretum! Tour seasonal plant highlights and learn about Arboretum history from a trained docent. The walk is geared toward adults, and starts from the Arborway Gate at 125 Arborway.
This tour is limited to 15 participants. We ask that you only register if you are sure you will attend.
Visit various areas of interest in the landscape, from microclimate hills to brooks to scenic overlooks of the Boston skyline. This 281-acre jewel in Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace of parklands is both a research center and museum of Harvard University and a beloved public landscape open free to the public every day.
Established in 1872 and planned and designed in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark and one of the best preserved of Olmsted’s landscapes. Founded as a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public park in Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
Occupying 281 acres, the Arboretum’s living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world. The living collection is supported by comprehensive curatorial documentation, herbaria containing more than 1.3 million specimens, extensive library and archival holdings, and a 43,000-square-foot state-of-the-art research center.
The Arboretum is a safe and accessible community resource that is utilized by thousands of visitors each year.
Link to the website: https://arboretum.harvard.edu
Image Credits: arboretum.harvard.edu unless otherwise noted