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The Arboretum in June

There is a sensational burst of blooms in the landscape. Tulip trees, rhododendron, sweetshrub, fringe trees, smoke trees, roses, and more add color and fragrance as we head from spring into summer. In the Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden, clematis, wisteria, and deutzia, among others, highlight this special collection. For more on another highlight of June, download the latest Tree of the Month [pdf].

Take a look at more June highlights of the season on our interactive map.

View our current exhibition, Arboretum Inspiration: Image and Word, photographs by Philip McAlary and poetry by Holly Guran in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall through September 3. Note the Visitor Center and Art Exhibit are open 10:00am–5:00pm daily, except Wednesdays (closed). As ever, the Arnold Arboretum and Visitor Center are open and free to all.

Our Collections up Close this June features the Tilia (linden) genus. Learn about the linden and its essential pollinators, honey bees, in two tours. Families can also go on a nature walk and participate in pollinator activities.

On June 28, you can go Behind the Scenes and see the inner workings of our greenhouses and the bonsai collection with the Arnold Arboretum’s Supervisor of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher.

Regular weekend and weekday tours continue this month. See the calendar for dates of these free guided tours. You should also look for Interpreters in the landscape each weekend through June from 1-3pm. They can introduce you to Arboretum facts–educational, fun, and often surprising. Since our landscape is open sunrise to sunset 365 days a year, you can always use your mobile device to continue to explore our collections. Be sure to check out classes and other activities on the calendar.