Famous Arboretum plant explorers! Exciting journeys!
Plants saved from extinction!
Find out why the Arboretum collects plants from around the globe…when you see this logo, dial in for an adventure.
When you take the tour, look for QR codes like this one to get extra info on your smart phone. Before coming to the Arboretum, search the Marketplace or App Store on your smart phone and download a free barcode scanner or QR reader application.
No smart phone? Then check out these QR code links to some of the Explorers Garden’s most interesting plants…
Rhododendron schlippenbachii (Royal Azalea)
Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)
Chionanthus retusus (Chinese Fringetree)
Davidia involucrata (Dove Tree)
…and one trivia teaser from stop number 10 on the tour:
The dawn redwood, or Metasequoia, is the state fossil of Oregon. What is the state fossil of Massachusetts?