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Arnold Arboretum

Back in 1873, THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM’s first director, Charles Sprague Sargent, had this in mind for his green space: “A visitor driving through the Arboretum will be able to obtain a general idea of the arborescent vegetation of the north temperate zone without even leaving his carriage.” Today, getting out of the carriage is the point, and as for observation of arborescence, the plant life over the 265 acres in JP (and all the research that accompanies it through Harvard) staggers. You need not be a horticulturalist to appreciate the greenery, the paths, the way it feels when you’re there as though you’ve exited the city altogether.

THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM | 125 Arborway, Boston | 617.524.1718 | arboretum.harvard.edu
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