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Arnold Arboretum


The Arboretum in August

As summer temperatures rise, stroll along the Arboretum’s shady paths and enjoy the late summer blooms of clethra, hydrangea, harlequin glorybower, Chinese scholar tree, silk tree, and many more. Download the latest Tree-of-the-Month [pdf] to explore honey locusts (Gleditsia triacanthos) in the landscape and find a hidden letterbox. Check out the Current Plant Highlights from the Arboretum’s Flickr site (at right) to see what’s in bloom. Use your mobile device to see seasonal plant highlights plus thousands more!

Explore our landscape on a guided tour for a deeper understanding of the Arboretum and the plant kingdom. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are geared toward adults. Tours are available every weekend through November 2. Saturday tours start at the Hunnewell Building at 10:30am and Sunday tours start in other locations at 1:00pm (see our online registration system for more details).

The current art show, Arnold Arboretum in Plein Air: Paintings by Kathy Rubado and Carol Schweigert, will be on view through September 7. Join the artists for a free outdoor painting workshop at the top of Peters Hill on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00am. Carol Schweigert will paint the fourth of her seasonal series called “Summer on Peters Hill”.  Bring your own painting supplies. Participants are encouraged to attend the artists lecture on Thursday, August 7 at 5:00pm in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall.

Note the Visitor Center and Art Exhibit are now open 10:00am–5:00pm, closed Wednesdays.

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