Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain

Boston, Massachusetts

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Want a walk among greenery amid beautiful flowers and botanical specimens while learning? This is your walk! The arboretum consists of 265 acres, including Peters Hill, Boston’s highest elevation, and the Old Burying Ground, predating the park. More than 7,000 species of trees and shrubs are grouped by plant family for easy comparison, with groups arranged in botanical sequence along the main drive. Each plant is labeled by scientific and common name, country of origin, and collection accession number. The arboretum is a place for public enjoyment, an international center for research and education, and part of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Special attractions: A vast botanical collection in a beautiful, spacious setting.
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Walking Boston

by Greg & Katherine Letterman (Falcon Guides)

Want a walk among greenery amid beautiful flowers and botanical specimens while learning? This is your walk! The arboretum consists of 265 acres, including Peters Hill, Boston’s highest elevation, and the Old Burying Ground, predating the park.

More than 7,000 species of trees and shrubs are grouped by plant family for easy comparison, with groups arranged in botanical sequence along the main drive. Each plant is labeled by scientific and common name, country of origin, and collection accession number. The arboretum is a place for public enjoyment, an international center for research and education, and part of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Special attractions: A vast botanical collection in a beautiful, spacious setting.

©  Greg & Katherine Letterman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Boston
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Driving Directions: Directions to Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain

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