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Arnold Arboretum

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Address: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130
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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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Leaf Collection paradise.

My older brother took me there to work on my 6th grade leaf collection. All of the trees were labeled and I pulled in so meany more unique leaves than the rest of the classes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My older brother took me there to work on my 6th grade leaf collection. All of the trees were labeled and I pulled in so meany more unique leaves than the rest of the classes. Ginko was my favorite. I dont know how he knew of this place but Im happy he did. Got an A+

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Venezia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice walk through this sort of botanical garden. A lot of tree, and refreshing air in a very hot summer! Not so close to the city, we walk up to Jamaica pond and it was nice too

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Thank Effe E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I personally love going to the Arboretum, such a beautiful place to take a walk or bike ride. Also a great place to take wedding picturing or students learning about plants, flowers and trees.

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty big park with trails for walk or jogging. Also a place to enjoy the nature providing us a relaxing place to hang and enjoying it with harmony.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked through here after a meeting in the area, and it was beautiful. Thankfully I was with someone who was very familiar with the species of trees in the park, so it was also educational. My only gripe was that there were signs all over the park telling people to keep their dogs on leashes, yet I saw several... More 

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Thank Pinkness3
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arnold Arboreteum is a year round destination. Most people only go in spring to see the Lilacs or summer for the lush landscape and variety of trees.Fall of course for the blazing color of the many species of plant life. There is beauty in the winter landscape as well. The Blue spruce and other evergreens stand out proudly when... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the arboretum is a wonderful part of the Boston park department. it is beautifuland so so intresting. A great visit even in the winter. go and go again. It is terrific.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful landscaped park, great place to walk and see wonderful plants any time of the year. Dogs permitted on leash.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The grounds are well manicured and the walkways are accessible to many with and without disabilities. A great place to visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I love the Arboretum! There are so many pretty paths to take and so many beautiful trees and plants.Great dog walking place. Love all the Lilacs when in bloom.So many different varieties! One of Olmstead's greatest!!

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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 JP.
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