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Hickories Up Close

You may have seen the distinctive bark of the shagbark hickory in the Arboretum grounds, but that is just the tip of the hickory iceberg at the Arnold. Join Horticulturist Ryan Devlin for a walk in the hickory collection to learn about sand hickories, water hickories, bitternut hickories nutmeg hickories–even pecans, which are technically also hickories! Discover how to identify different hickory species, learn about their culinary and wood uses, and find out how the Arboretum plants and cultivates this unique genus.

Accessibility: This program takes place on mulch paths, mowed grass, and pavement, all on relatively level ground.

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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Aug 28 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Centre Street Gate
8V2F+WQJ Boston, Massachusetts
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Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Centre Street Gate

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, follow the curve and head up Bussey Hill Road. Take a right for the Centre Street Gate.

By bus

Take the #35 or #38 bus to Centre Street @ Faulkner Hospital. Cross Centre Street, walk north up Centre Street for a few minutes, and enter through the Centre Street Gate on the right.

By car

There is limited parking at Centre Street Gate itself. You can also park on Arborway near Forest Hills Gate, and walk the half mile to Centre Street Gate.