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.
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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.
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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.