The Arboretum in July

As summer temperatures rise, stroll along the shady paths of Rhododendron Dell and Hemlock Hill. Or check out our July Tree of the Month to explore Albizia julibrissin (silk tree), a summer-blooming tree. The parade of summer blooming trees, shrubs, and vines also includes sweet azaleas, chestnuts, elderberries, kousa dogwoods, roses, clematis, hardy kiwis and many others. Check out the Current Plant Highlights on Arboretum Explorer to see what’s in bloom. Use your mobile device to see seasonal plant highlights plus thousands more!

Explore our landscape on a guided tour for a deeper understanding of the Arboretum and the plant kingdom. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are geared toward adults. Tours are available every weekend through November 1. Saturday tours start at the Hunnewell Building at 10:30am and Sunday tours start at the Hunnewell Building at 1:00pm.

The current art show, Arboretum Inspiration: Image and Word, Photographs by Philip McAlary and Poems by Holly Guran, will be on view through September 3. Nature-focused images and words complement each other and create a unique view of the Arnold Arboretum. Come back August 2 for a poetry reading of nature-themed poems by poets from the Jamaica Pond Poets.

Note the Visitor Center and Art Exhibit are now open 10:00am–5:00pm, closed Wednesdays.Be sure to check out classes and other activities on the calendar.