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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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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
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Reviewed yesterday

The Arnold Arboretum is a great green space. Most of the trees and plants are labeled so you know what they are. There are not just trees but also climbing plants, some flowers. There is a bonsai garden. Anyone can visit for a walk, bike...More

Thank Wen L
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in for a long walk in a large park, this place is for you. Very quiet park, far from the main attractions in Boston. I arrived there by taking the bus. Line 39 will get you there (drop off at South St...More

Thank 1zexplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I happen to be in the neighborhood I like to stop by and go for a walk at the arboretum. It provides a nice respite from driving (especially on the Fenway and Jamaicaway!). The opportunity to put names to trees that I have admired...More

Thank Virgilian1
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a tree lover, I was very impressed. Trees are well labeled and there are many unusual varieties. Nice dawn redwoods.

Thank Richardhencke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arboretum is a great place to go with friends or family to relax for the day. There is no exciting attractions, but the walking nature paths are filled with beautiful trees, flowers, etc. I highly recommend visiting the Bonsai section!

Thank Meir Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arboretum is a wonderful spot to walk, enjoy the lilacs (May), roses (June), or the other trees and birds that can be sighted there. Parking is best on Bussey Street. From the entrance building (where you can find interesting information), along the winding paved...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed June 10, 2018

You'll enjoy walking on the trails and enjoying the beautiful flowers, trees and the gorgeous pond. old trees and large variety of flower bushed is very unique.

Thank monameh
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The Arboretum is absolutely stunning. There are great trees and it is a nice peaceful area that is a nice break from the city.

Thank emj502
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Beautiful gardens with walking paths amongst the flowers,ponds and flowering trees. No picnics allowed ,parking can be tough it’s along the Jamaica Way which is a very busy street.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We visited the day before the big, Mother's Day Lilac Festival. It was a cool, overcast Saturday. We drove around the south and eastern sides of the park, eventually finding a parking spot near one of the gates. We didn't have a printed map with...More

Thank NewMexBound
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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
August 27, 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.
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