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Arnold Arboretum

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Address: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130
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Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public...

Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.

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a hidden gen in a great city

the arboretum is a wonderful part of the Boston park department. it is beautifuland so so intresting. A great visit even in the winter. go and go again. It is terrific.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the arboretum is a wonderful part of the Boston park department. it is beautifuland so so intresting. A great visit even in the winter. go and go again. It is terrific.

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West Hartford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful landscaped park, great place to walk and see wonderful plants any time of the year. Dogs permitted on leash.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grounds are well manicured and the walkways are accessible to many with and without disabilities. A great place to visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Arboretum! There are so many pretty paths to take and so many beautiful trees and plants.Great dog walking place. Love all the Lilacs when in bloom.So many different varieties! One of Olmstead's greatest!!

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew much about trees up until recent years working for a tree company, so visiting this place was alot of fun. Its open and definietly fun for friends and families, and if you bring a pet bring doggie bags. The plants and trees are amazing and well up kept. Nice area to just get lost in nature and... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is beautiful. I used to ride my bike through here on the way to and from work. I recently went here in early fall and it was still just as impressive but fairly difficult to drive to and then walk around on a weekend. Still, worth the visit. Not sure what the best time to go is but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just relocated from CT to Boston, living in a walking distance from Arnold Arboretum. I literally felI in love when I first set foot on the soil of Arnold Arboretum on Jan. 2, 2017, a new year's gift. I have always fascinatedly by the trees. I would take pictures of trees/leaves everywhere I visit, be it Chateau in Versailles... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place for a walk with friends, your pet or family. If you go deep enough you forget that you are in the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arnold Arboretum is an awesome oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Enjoy the walking along the paths and see many unusual tree specimens at the same time look out for the historic Bonsai collection.

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Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Arnold Arboretum is a wonderful oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Walk the paths and see many unusual tree specimens. Be sure to look for the historic Bonsai collection which dates back to the early 1900's.

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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 JP.
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