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Directions to the Dana Greenhouses

These directions go to the Dana Greenhouses, the Arboretum’s facility for plant production and propagation, and is located at 1050 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130. Please note that the building is closed to public, except for official business, special events, and scheduled programs. Access directions from Google Maps.

By subway/bus

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Transfer to the #38 bus, and exit at Rambler Road or Westchester Road, across the street from the Dana Greenhouses entrance.

By car

Enter through the gate at 1050 Centre Street; parking is available in front of the building for those attending scheduled appointments or programs in the building. Front door has a bell for visitors.

From Boston and Cambridge

Take Storrow Drive west to the Kenmore Square/Fenway exit. Bear left. Follow signs for Fenway south. Bear right onto Boylston Street, following signs for Boylston Street Outbound/Riverway. Continue on Boylston for 0.4 miles at which point it turns into Brookline Avenue. Stay on Brookline Avenue for 1/2 mile. Take a left onto the Riverway/Jamaicaway.

Follow Riverway/Jamaicaway to a rotary at Jamaica Pond (on your right). Follow signs for South Dedham/Providence. Enter the next rotary and take the first exit for Dedham/Providence. You are now on Centre Street. Continue for approximately 1/2 mile through two sets of traffic lights, and the driveway for the Dana Greenhouses is on the left behind the green wall.

From the north

Take Route 93 south or Route 1 south to Storrow Drive west. Follow directions above for travel from Boston and Cambridge.

From the south

Take Route 128 north to exit 29A, Boston/Providence Highway north. Follow through Dedham for 3.2 miles. At this point the Boston/Providence Highway is also known as the VFW Parkway. Follow 2.8 miles to rotary. Go halfway around rotary (second right), staying on VFW Parkway. Go 0.6 miles to traffic light. Take left at light onto Centre Street, and continue past Hebrew Senior Life and Walter Street on the right, Faulkner Hospital on the left, and continue to turn right at the driveway for 1050 Centre Street at the break in the green wall.

From the west via Route 9

Take Route 9 east to exit marked West Roxbury/Hyde Park, across from Chestnut Hill Mall. Bear right onto Hammond Pond Parkway. Follow for 0.9 miles to rotary. Take third street at rotary (Newton Street). Follow for 0.4 miles to stop sign. Bear left, still on Newton Street, and follow for 0.4 miles to gas station. Take right around station. Take first left onto Allandale Road. At the end of Allandale Road, turn left onto Centre Street. The driveway for the Dana Greenhouses is approximately ¼ mile away on the right, just past the Arboretum’s Centre Street Gate.

From the west via Mass Pike

Take the Massachusetts turnpike east to Route 128 south. Follow 128 to Route 9 east. Follow directions from Route 9 above.