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1927 Map of the Arboretum

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Hunnewell Visitor Center (1953).

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a living museum

A 281-acre preserve laid out by pioneering American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University stewards one of the world’s most comprehensive and best documented collections of temperate woody plants, with particular focus on the floras of eastern North America and eastern Asia. The Living Collections, herbarium, and library and archives support research both in our own laboratories at Weld Hill and by scholars around the world. Free and open and free every day, the this jewel in the Emerald Necklace park system is among Boston’s most beloved open spaces, and engages the public through programs for all ages.

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