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Plants are breaking out of dormancy with fresh green leaves and a parade of blooms on trees and shrubs. Look for witch hazel, red and silver maples, pussy willow, willow, Cornelian cherry, Japanese Cornel dogwood, early azalea, alder, magnolia, and forsythia. For more on another highlight of later April, download the latest Tree of the Month.
The Arboretum in April is exciting with its promise of an awakening landscape of woody plants. View highlights of the season on our interactive map.
Spring is a great time to look for birds in our landscape: view the online gallery of Arboretum birds and other wildlife, download the Bird Checklist, and stop by the Visitor Center to report your sightings and see birds at the feeders. Take a bird walk with Arboretum volunteer and expert birder, Bob Mayer Calling All Birders.
To get into the real swing of spring, take a Spring into Health walk with docent, Rhoda Kubrick, and use your mobile device to see seasonal plant highlights plus thousands more!
View our current exhibition, The Invented Landscape, paintings by Nancy Sableski in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall through May 29. 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 free to all.
Our regular week-end and weekday tours are starting up April 13th. See the calendar for dates and titles of these free guided tours. 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.