In June 2011, the Arboretum installed and dedicated a new rose arbor in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection. The arbor honors Elizabeth Cabot Sluder, a longtime friend and supporter of the Arboretum and daughter of the collection’s benefactor and namesake, Eleanor Cabot Bradley. The installation of the arbor capped off a four-year renovation of the collection and its garden landscape, a collaboration between Arboretum staff and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy. With a graceful design inspired by Messervy and developed by metal artist Peter Andruchow and his company WovenSteel, the arbor supports new accessions of Rosa ‘New Dawn’ and R. ‘Sombreuil’.
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The Bradley Rosaceous Collection is located at the intersection of Meadow Road, Bussey Hill Road, and Forest Hills Road. Look for a metal arbor marking the entrance on Meadow Road.
The Bradley Rosaceous Collection consists of open grass lawns and grass paths between large planting beds. It is not wheelchair accessible. There are three ponds in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection. Dawson Pond has a stone ramp that allows visitors to safely observe the pond while protecting its edges from erosion; please use caution.
Map tables at Forest Hills Gate and Dawson Pond provide Arboretum wayfinding information.
How long should I explore?
Plan to spend from twenty minutes to one hour exploring this five acre collection.
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