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Arnold Arboretum

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Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
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Address: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130
Phone Number: 617-524-1717
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6:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 4:30 pm

Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public...

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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hidden gem

this is truly a hidden gem in the city..jamaica plain area of the city. beautifully manicured trees and ground. a great place to stroll around..and it is huge...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nance Z
Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is truly a hidden gem in the city..jamaica plain area of the city. beautifully manicured trees and ground. a great place to stroll around..and it is huge...

Thank Nance Z
Newton, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Arboretum is a goldmine for professional horticulturalists and backyard gardeners alike. It is a vehicle-less playground for small children, picnickers, kite flyers and walkers. The scenic beauty is astounding; in each season different plants steal the show. Even in February witch hazel is in bloom! Whether it's bonsai (my favorite) or aimlessly meandering the paths is no doubt that... More 

Thank Adventurrer
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to go - when I am contemplating a problem or celebrating a beautiful day with my family. You can find a spot to be by yourself or just enjoy walking through the park with everyone else. The views from the top are great, but I also love walking along some of the more... More 

Thank AJFregal
Knoxville, United States
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely greenspace in the midst of greater Boston, filled with many examples of a wide variety of tree families. Lots of fun to compare the similarites and differences of different genres and species in the same family. Also: lots of history, here, from the annals of botanical research and exploration.

Thank Mary T
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you want to relax for a pleasant walk alone, with family, your pet or friends. It is an oasis of trees, plants, and bushes from around the world . The grounds are impeccable, easy to walk and can be more adventurous if you want to go off the trails. My favorite is climbing... More 

Thank jotBoston
Boston, MA
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love strolling through the Arboretum, and often bring out-of-town guests here, too. It's a great way to get in some time to commune with nature, while remaining in the center of Jamaica Plain! Peters Hill provides some gorgeous views of the city, as well.

Thank Canadiancitylover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunningly beautiful oasis of trees, flowers, and plants, of every variety, nestled in the midst of rolling hills and ponds. A "must see" for every nature lover during every season. Set in the heart of the city and it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful colours in the trees especially in the fall. Each path is not as long as it appears on the frequently placed maps. Walk or jog or bring a picnic.

Thank evelyno691
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arnold arboretum is easily reached on the T from Boston and is a beautiful place to visit. It is a little oasis of calm after the hustle and bustle of Biston

Thank westbourne1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Wonderful vegetation. You can see that it is actually pretty well kept in a very nice shape. Perfect for running with or w/o dogs!!

Thank Alejandro G

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