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Arnold Arboretum

Park, Garden, and Field · Jamaica Hills - Pond
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, United States
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    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

Based on 176 votes

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    Rik A.
    "Avoid the crowds on Lilac Sunday"(2 Tips)
    BU Today
    "oldest public arboretum in North America"(2 Tips)
    Annie S.
    "See bonzai trees two hundred years old and amazing."(2 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "gorgeous view of the Boston skyline."(2 Tips)
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  • lilac sunday
  • flowers
  • public arboretum in north america
  • bonzai
  • scenic views
  • picnics
  • roses
  • biking
  • tours
  • big portions
  • hiking
  • quiet
  • maple
  • park
  • Ben M.

    Great for a walk

    Ben Mayson · 2 weeks ago
  • riley f.

    beautiful park with scenic views. I've been looking for a good, T-accessible natural space for a long walk since moving to Boston; I'm so glad I finally found one.

    riley foster · October 12, 2015
  • Wylie F.

    A lovely place to take a walk, or just hang out.

    Wylie Fisher · October 1, 2015
  • A S.

    So many trails to choose from. You can spend the day here. But mind you, the rule says 'do not picnic'. You can have a snacks though.

    A S · September 19, 2015
  • Mariya V.

    Lovely place to go for a stroll! Take the view at the top to see the Boston skyline from a far.

    Mariya Vichattu · September 15, 2015
  • Patricia M.

    Great for off leash dog walking! Also has a paved road for cycling and jogging

    Patricia M. · August 1, 2015
  • Cristina R.

    Make sure to stop by the bonsai!

    Cristina Ruiz · May 28, 2015
  • drew t.

    The park is great and not just because of the alliteration of the name. There are a few well maintained areas that are quite pleasing to the eyeballs.

    drew tarvin · May 11, 2015
  • Kaya A.

    Very special, mystical place. You can get lost in these trees - great day trip!

    Kaya A · April 2, 2015
  • cartoonztnz w.

    Always in love

    cartoonztnz wangsrimongkol · November 7, 2014
  • Tate W.

    Found this lovely new bench at Peters Hill.

    Tate Williams · October 13, 2014
  • Suzanne W.

    Amazing spot for strolling around and great programs for arboretum members.

    Suzanne Wenz · October 6, 2014
  • Raphael Armand

    Beautiful place to walk

    Raphael Armand · August 31, 2014
  • Trevor A.

    Not much parking, scattered at the entrances. Spread garbage cans and water fountains. Maps are far and few between

    Trevor Arneberg · August 18, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    It's so beautiful and peaceful. You can go there at different times of the year and will always be in awe of what you see. That it's right in the city and accessible to everybody makes it more amazing Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Maureen S.

    Worth the climb to see the skyline!

    Maureen Soules · July 9, 2014
  • Coldwell Banker

    Just checked out the fall foliage...gorgeous!

    Coldwell Banker · October 18, 2013
  • Jake S.

    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.

    Jake Smith · September 25, 2013
  • Roger S.

    Fantastic free gardens

    Roger Shepard · September 7, 2013
  • Loren

    Gorgeous. The big plate was awesome.

    Loren · August 24, 2013
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    Topo Athletic · August 5, 2013
  • Alex T.

    Hope you brought your sunblock!

    Alex Toh · July 16, 2013
  • BU Today

    The Arboretum's 35-piece Japanese Bonsai collection has plants up to 300 years old that were brought to Boston in 1913. Check out the trees resulting from this ancient Japanese tradition at no cost! Read more

    BU Today · July 11, 2013
  • Michelle H.

    Many small paths to wonder off.

    Michelle Hersey · January 14, 2013
  • John D.

    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).

    John Dwyer · January 8, 2013
  • John D.

    The Lars Anderson Bonsai Collection is kept here. There's a wikipedia article about it.

    John Dwyer · December 26, 2012
  • Ryan C.

    Mother's Day tradition!

    Ryan Camire · June 13, 2012
  • BU Today

    The oldest public arboretum in North America, this spot offers stunning landscapes in every season. With over 15,000 plants spread over 265 acres, the Arnold Arboretum is a sprawling gem in JP. Read more

    BU Today · June 4, 2012
  • Scott L.

    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!

    Scott L. · May 21, 2012

    Free tours of the Arnold Arboretum Saturdays at 10:30, Sundays at 1 p.m., and Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. through November. · May 8, 2012
  • MeYouHealth

    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.

    MeYouHealth · August 4, 2011
  • Nancy D.

    Amazing place for you and your dog. There are hidden gems all over the Arboretum.

    Nancy Deol · May 14, 2011
  • Rik A.

    Avoid the crowds on Lilac Sunday -- come by on Friday or Saturday to enjoy the blooms ahead of Mothers Day!

    Rik A · May 6, 2011
  • Tina F.

    Doggie heaven!!

    Tina Farland · April 3, 2011
  • Jaa D.

    Beautiful scenery. My dog loves it there. You can walk ur dogs off leash.

    Jaa Day · March 20, 2011
  • Mazda

    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).

    Mazda · November 12, 2010
  • Kim L.

    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.

    Kim L · November 10, 2010
  • Kyle P.

    The best kept secret in Jamaica Plain! The trees are grouped by type. Check out the tags to see the name of each species.

    Kyle Psaty · September 27, 2010
  • Kathleen W.

    Stay on main paths or you'll get lost!

    Kathleen Walpole · August 9, 2010
  • Neha S.

    A great place to walk/run/bike.

    Neha Shah · August 5, 2010
  • Harvard University

    The oldest public arboretum in America, this is a respected research institution and a beautiful public space. Explore their collections, take a tour or just enjoy the beautiful landscape! Read more

    Harvard University · July 7, 2010
  • Noel F.

    Great place to bring your dog!

    Noel Fisher · April 26, 2010
  • Amanda V.

    Come during the weekday and have the place to yourself. Best park in Boston!

    Amanda Voodre · April 24, 2010
  • Sarah F.

    Amazing bonzai collection!

    Sarah Fay · April 18, 2010
  • Nathan P.

    Have a picnic.

    Nathan P. · March 8, 2010
  • Max D.

    Go to Arnold Arboretum and commune with the conifers in the snow. Read more

    Max Daniels · November 3, 2009
  • Annie S.

    See bonzai trees two hundred years old and amazing. Read more

    Annie Shreffler · November 2, 2009
  • John M.

    Get to the Arnold before it gets too cold.

    John M. · September 2, 2009

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