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“Beautiful Green Space in the City”
Review of Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum
Ranked #19 of 402 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have lived in the area for more than a decade and can't believe that I have not visited this place until now. Beautifully landscaped by one of the great landscape architects. The highlight for us was the bonsai garden with tress dating back to the 1700s--AMAZING. Parking can be be a bit difficult and the park has only one bathroom.

Thank Mikeb1Falmouth_MA
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Arboretum is a great green space for the communities of JP, Roslindale and West Roxbury. It also offers classes and tours. The Arboretum is a living collection of woody plants - trees, shrubs, etc. Each woody plant has an accession tag which allows you to learn a little more about the plant - scientific name, common name, where it came from, how it was propagated. The plants at the Arboretum are used for research of all kinds by scholars associated with the Arboretum, with Harvard and with other institutions. The Arboretum offers formal classes (discounted cost with an Arboretum membership), events that are focused on parts of the living collection (Lilac Sunday/Magnificent Maples), and more impromptu opportunities to learn more about what's happening on the grounds (Tree Mobs). Certainly, it's a great space to go running, walking, and picnicking, but it's also a great place to learn something!

Thank SpinningNinny
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I recently had a visit at Faulkner Hospital and afterwards visited the arboretum. Wow what a beautiful place, such a nice way to spend some time after a doctors visit. It is free, has off st. parking was easy to find a spot (weekday) and it is so worth a visit. The park is clean, quiet, plenty of room to escape and quiet spots. There are an abundance of beautiful trees, flowers, gardens and nature just wonderful.

Thank Christine P
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

...but NOT IN CAMBRIDGE. This site has an extraordinary collection of flora and fauna brought and nurtured here for study by Harvard horticultural/Botany population. Each speciman is noted by name and source. For the rest of us, however (especially in the Spring), it offers a gorgeous retreat from urban bustle.

Thank MomPuffin
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a beautiful park located in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. My friends and I went on a free tour on Sunday afternoon which was very informative horticulturally and historically. 280 acres with 15 thousand trees and shrubs. You'll love it!

Thank Frances D
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