Adventures in the Explorers Garden

Adventures in the Explorers Garden

Are you ready for an adventure?

Famous Arboretum plant explorers! Exciting journeys!

Plants saved from extinction!

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Find out why the Arboretum collects plants from around the globe…when you see this logo, dial in for an adventure.

Print the tour brochure and start traveling! The tour begins on Bussey Hill Road at the Explorers Garden. map »

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?