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Arnold Arboretum

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The Arboretum in July

As summer temperatures rise, stroll along the shady paths of Rhododendron Dell and Hemlock Hill. Or check out our July Tree of the Month to explore the stewartias, a summer-blooming tree. The parade of summer blooming trees, shrubs, and vines also includes sweet azaleas, chestnuts, elderberries, kousa dogwoods, roses, clematis, hardy kiwis and many others. 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 1. 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 7th. Painting in “open air” provides a dialogue with the environment, challenging the elements for an authentic experience. Come back in August for a lecture and/or workshop by the artists.

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

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