arnold arboretum

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Best New England Arboretums & Botanical Gardens

Plan the perfect nature escape at one of our picks for the best New England arboretums and botanical gardens.

Yankee Magazine

Bloom Time | Spring Comes to the Boston Public Garden

Fifty feet of asphalt is only the most obvious divider between Boston’s famous downtown green spaces, the Common and the Public Garden. Born more than 200 years apart, they also diverge in their expression: one a freewheeling invitation to public life, the other a horticultural oasis rooted in Victorian-era decorum. But in his 22-year career […]

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A Perfect Weekend in Boston and Cambridge

Founded in 1630 on opposite sides of the Charles River, Boston and Cambridge have had a long time to polish their appeal. The results — from the blocks of genteel brownstones to the world-class museums to the thriving culinary scene — can feel quite refined. But this urban hub is also very accessible, with lots […]

Arnold Arboretum
Yankee Magazine

Arnold Arboretum | New England’s Gifts

No other arboretum in North America is so old. Few boast more trees and shrubs gathered from around the globe. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard’s magnificent library of trees, 281 acres between South and Centre streets in Jamaica Plain, has always had two tasks: first, to provide a museum of well-ordered woody plants; second, to provide random […]

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