An international center for the study of plants and biodiversity, the Arnold Arboretum was established in 1872 and operates as a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and comprising 281 acres of naturalistic landscape, the Arboretum curates a living collection of some 15,000 trees, shrubs, and vines collected from around the temperate world. These plants—with herbaria, library and archives, and a state-of-the-art research facility—support world-class horticulture, research, and education programs. Free and open to the public every day, the Arboretum is a safe and accessible community resource for all. Scheduled tours (landscape architecture, history, and Frederick Law Olmsted focus) Saturday at 1:00pm and Sunday at 10:30am; exhibition in the library on the design and creation of the Arboretum from 10:30am-1:00pm on Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday: Dawn to dusk
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm
125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted
617-524-1718 | All paved roads of the Arnold Arboretum are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs