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How to Re-Wild Your Lawn

In 2021, Arboretum staff started transforming a large swath of grass next to the Weld Hill Research Building into the thriving pollinator meadow that it is today. Join Horticulturist Brendan Keegan, the main caretaker for this space, to learn how to make this transformation with your own lawn. This primarily indoor class will cover how to remove your current turfgrass, select the right plants, plant your meadow, and keep it flourishing for years to come.

Accessibility: This program takes place in a wheelchair-accessible lecture hall and outside on paved paths.

Audience: This program is geared towards adults.

Inclement weather policy: Participants will be notified via email at least 24 hours in advance if a program needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be notified by phone if a program must be cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. Click here to view our full inclement weather policy. If you have questions about the status of a program, please email or call the Visitor Center desk between 10:00am and 4:00pm at (617) 384-5209.

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Mar 10 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Weld Hill Lecture Hall

By subway

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Exit through the door marked “Arnold Arboretum.” Cross Washington Street and walk up Arborway to the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate on your left. Enter the gate and walk straight up the road. Take a left onto Beech Path and continue until it turns into a paved road (Hemlock Hill Road). Walk down Hemlock Hill Road. Just before Bussey Street Gate, turn right onto the dirt road and walk straight ahead to Walter Street Gate. Cross the road and take the dirt driveway to the Weld Hill Building parking lot. Once you enter the building, the Lecture Hall will be up the stairs and to the right.

By bus

Take the #35 or #38 to Centre Street @ Weld Hill. Walk northeast up Centre Street, past Weld Street, and take a right into the Weld Hill parking lot. Once you enter the building, the Lecture Hall will be up the stairs and to the right.

By car

There is a parking lot at the Weld Hill Research Building available for program participants.