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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
+1 617-524-1717
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great free place to visit for free

wonderful place to walk around especially in the spring and summer. check the website for the lilac... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Breathtakingly Beautiful...

Walked over from the Sam Adams brewery after a tour. It was a nice afternoon, but quite a long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lilac sunday” (30 reviews)
“forest hills” (25 reviews)
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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
Jamaica Plain
+1 617-524-1717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful place to walk around especially in the spring and summer. check the website for the lilac blooms, spectacular.

Thank chefkrysto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked over from the Sam Adams brewery after a tour. It was a nice afternoon, but quite a long walk (being honest here). The arboretum is incredible. I'm not sure what exactly I'd expected, but this surpassed any expectation. The trees were absolutely lovely, the...More

Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Savy horticulturists and botanists will have a delightful experience! Fine park for anyone to walk around

Thank Lana D
Reviewed 30 November 2017

its quite a whike since I have been here, but trees are trees so not much will have changed i suppose. It take some getting to. I don't think there is alot for me to return, but if you are a tree hugger you might...More

Thank ceejay01Uk
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a wonderful park in the middle of Boston (in Jamaica Plains). The park is quite large and has a lovely collection of bonsai and dwarf trees. Unfortunately, we came here a little after most of the leaves had lost their luster and many...More

Thank Ness S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

You could walk all day here. Gorgeous, peaceful. Highly recommended for birding, trees, exercise, or just sitting on a bench or on a blanket.

Thank lucasgary
Reviewed 8 November 2017

spent a lovely October afternoon walking around this park. The leaves were turning and there are several pathways to follow. It was disappointing that the Bonzai garden was closed during the time I was there

Thank cathy g
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the Arnold Arboretum. If you want beautiful scenery in the middle of Boston, this is the place to come. For birdwatchers this is a real Mecca. There are spots in the Arboretum where there are so many birds you...More

Thank danielKeiran
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Quiet area of Boston. Free parking outside the entrance. Beautiful trees. Peaceful inside and fairly large paved walking trail. Didn’t have time to make it to the top of the hill for the view- next time.

Thank kpocampo
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I mean this is a great place, hands down because of the beautiful nature. it is a great thing to do with your family, and it is a nice place to be, especially in the Fall and spring

Thank Alexander G
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
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Tomer C
28 August 2017|
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Response from rosalynss2017 | Reviewed this property |
No picnic grounds since outside the Arboretum are city streets. They do have bathrooms in the info center.