Upcoming events

From Seed to Tree

Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm through October. more »

The Art of Woody Plants

Artist's demonstration of the process in conceiving and executing botanical art using plant material from the collections on August 13 at 2:00pm. more »

Family Walks

Discover the Arboretum on guided walks highlighting different plants and natural phenomena especially for families, August 21, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. more »

Conserving Bumble Bees

Join us on 8/27 at 9:00am for a unique opportunity to learn from the Xerces Society about the status of our native bumble bees. more »

What's New

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A Parade of Hydrangeas
July 2, 2016 Plant Profiles
Midsummer brings loads of hydrangea blooms to the Arboretum's Living Collections.
Seeking fresh faces to join our Volunteer Program
Apply by August 26, 2016 Arnold Arboretum
Help visitors discover the fascinating world of plants and experience a deeper connection with the landscape.
These hot and hazy summer days mark a critical transition period, as fertilized flowers transform slowly and steadily into their final seed-bearing structures. Those willing to pause and look closer will find an array of colors and textures - a preview of the autumn's botanical cornucopia.
Chestnuts in flower
July 16, 2016 Ned Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
Although far from majestic, one of the Arnold Arboretum's American chestnut trees put on a pretty good flower show last week.