Arnold Arboretum

Founded as a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public park in Boston’s Emerald Necklace. The Arboretum occupies 265 acres and features one of the world’s most comprehensive and best documented living collections of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Free and open to the public every day of the year, the Arboretum is a safe and accessible community resource that is utilized by thousands of visitors each year. As a university-based living collection, the Arnold Arboretum has the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge with the public in a way that is engaging, substantive, and long-lasting. Outreach enrichment efforts include children’s education programs, adult education classes, and visitor education programs.

Highlighted Programs

Harvard University offers learning activities, events, and programs to our friends and neighbors in Allston-Brighton, Boston, and Cambridge on our campuses and in your communities.

The Office for Sustainability oversees implementation of Harvard’s sustainability goals and convenes the community to share best practices and develop new programs and policies.
Science in the News is a graduate student public service organization that hosts a free seminar series for the public aimed at explaining and discussing today’s hottest scientific topics.
The Arnold Arboretum hosts a variety of events that are free and open to the public including its Director’s Lecture Series, Tree Mobs, and its annual Lilac Sunday.
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