Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain

Boston, Massachusetts 2130

Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain

Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain Professional Review and Guide

"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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2 hours
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Jul 2018