People tend to check in during these times:
The Arboretum was founded in 1872 when the President and Fellows of Harvard College became trustees of a portion of the estate of James Arnold (1781–1868).
The best kept secret in Jamaica Plain! The trees are grouped by type. Check out the tags to see the name of each species.
Free tours of the Arnold Arboretum Saturdays at 10:30, Sundays at 1 p.m., and Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. through November. arboretum.harvard.edu
Great place to bring your dog!
The crown jewel of Olmsted's Emerald Necklace, the Arboretum only allows picnicking on one day a year - Lilac Sunday. Hike up Peter's Hill and take in a gorgeous view of the Boston skyline.
Come during the weekday and have the place to yourself. Best park in Boston!
Fantastic free gardens
Run a few extra miles and join us. We're having a launch event at CitySports on Wednesday at 6pm. Try us on, run with us, become part of us. Here's the link:
Avoid the crowds on Lilac Sunday -- come by on Friday or Saturday to enjoy the blooms ahead of Mothers Day!
Super easy to get to off Orange Line (Forest Hills). Unbelievable colors in late October, and no matter how many people are there, it always feels like you have the place to yourself.
Stay on main paths or you'll get lost!
A great place to walk/run/bike.
Have a picnic.
Get to the Arnold before it gets too cold.
A tree hugger's paradise, Arnold Arboretum is the oldest public arboretum in North America and a great place to take a nature walk inside the city's limits.
Amazing bonzai collection!
Always in love
Found this lovely new bench at Peters Hill.
Amazing spot for strolling around and great programs for arboretum members.
Beautiful place to walk
Not much parking, scattered at the entrances. Spread garbage cans and water fountains. Maps are far and few between
Worth the climb to see the skyline!
Just checked out the fall foliage...gorgeous!
Gorgeous. The big plate was awesome.
Hope you brought your sunblock!
Many small paths to wonder off.
Check out the "aceretum" (a section of the arboretum devoted just to maple trees; it's near the roses) and the Lars Anderson Bonsai Collection (see article on Wikipedia).
The Lars Anderson Bonsai Collection is kept here. There's a wikipedia article about it.
Mother's Day tradition!
great place to hunt down and cook a yuppy puppy. I mean -- if you really had to. Just don't do this during a yoga class. Namaste indeed!
Amazing place for you and your dog. There are hidden gems all over the Arboretum.
Beautiful scenery. My dog loves it there. You can walk ur dogs off leash.