Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum, Boston: Hours, Address, Arnold Arboretum Reviews: 4.5/5

Arnold Arboretum
4.5
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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Neighborhood: 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 JP.
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,535 contributions
World's leading center for plant studies
May 2021 • Solo
This arboretum is a National Historic Landmark where oodles of trees and shrubs are in abundance. It is one of the world's leading centers for plant studies. I had the good fortune of visiting where bursts of blooming flowers were everywhere. Open every day for all to explore.

P.S. In-person Vinyasa Yoga is available as part of their Summer fitness series. Check out their calendar to see all options and event times.
Written June 14, 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,364 contributions
Beautiful walk through a beautiful area
May 2021
Beautiful walk with several different paths. The trees/shrubs/etc are well marked. When we visited, quite a few trees still had their spring blossoms, which made the arboretum even more beautiful.
Written June 13, 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,796 contributions
SCENIC AND RELAXING
Apr 2021 • Solo
I spent an hour or so leisurely walking around enjoying the lovely scenery. Not crowded. I saw dogs on leashes. So many trees and shrubs. A welcomed respite from the hustle and bustle and noise of the city.
Written April 20, 2021
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Birgitttti
Ottawa, Canada25 contributions
Beautiful plants
Dec 2020
I came in this park to do my jogging, I had met nice people, I loved the beauty of the trees and plants, very well maintained.
Written December 30, 2020
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patricia s
149 contributions
Peaceful and tranquil escape
Sep 2020
This is a lovely and picturesque part of Boston. If you enjoy nature and walking this a must. Enjoy the beautiful plants and trees while taking a leisurely walk. The aborreumn covers at least a two radius. It is beautiful any time of year.
Written November 2, 2020
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,535 contributions
A beautiful public park and living tree museum
Feb 2020
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, I am glad to have had the chance to explore these peaceful and tranquil paths. There are over 15,000 trees and shrubs that come from around the world and this spot is a welcome break from the sounds of the city.
Written November 1, 2020
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figburrata
Boston, Massachusetts66 contributions
Wonderful Park!
Aug 2020
This is a very nice arboretum in the city. It has several paths, grass areas, lots of trees and a pond. It probably would only take two or three hours to enjoy the entire park, but well worth the time. The only downside is the lack of parking. One has to find whatever is available right outside the gates.
Written October 6, 2020
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AlinaTerekhova
Moscow, Russia5 contributions
No bins due Covid
Aug 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed the walk with my dog but had to keep dog waste bag with me during the walk... Didn’t like it and don’t recommend to visit before they back to normal service.
Same about drinking water fountains- closed even though they are in many other parks now.
Written August 15, 2020
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axx
1 contribution
Beautiful place especially for foliage
Oct 2019
It is a very beautiful park especially for foliage. While it is nearby downtown you still can got chance to find parking slot on weekend. I pretty enjoyed walking around there.
Written February 26, 2020
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Edyta O
Boston, MA604 contributions
Wonderful park in every season!
Jan 2020
I have visited Arnold Arboretum in every season and it is always such a wonderful experience! There are various sections within the park that showcase trees from around the world: evergreen trees, swampy area with rushes, magnolias, lilac hill that always blooms around Mother's Day, trees from Asia and cork trees from Portugal, linden trees and climbers, hill with birches and bonsai collection, maples and oaks, beech trees - one can explore and always be surprised by something new! The park is a part of Emerald Necklace and is a continuation of green belt around Jamaica Pond and Muddy River. There are several entrances to the park with limited parking, in season there are several portable restrooms and water fountains throughout the park. Dogs are welcome. Hunnewell Building hosts Visitors Center with some education displays and staff to answer questions, share maps etc. This is a trip not to be missed when in Boston.
Written January 26, 2020
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