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Plant Foraging with Tyler Akabane

Did you know you can eat parts of the magnolia tree? What about stinging nettle? Join local foraging expert Tyler Akabane for a plant foraging walk to look for wild edibles in the Arboretum landscape, and learn how to identify and safely prepare a wide variety of wild edible plants.

Accessibility: This walk will cover paved and woodchip paths, as well as off-path terrain.

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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Apr 21 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Arborway Gate
8V5J+229 Boston, MA
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Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Arborway 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. To reach the Arboretum’s Arborway Gate, continue along the sidewalk on the Arborway to the Arborway Gate (about 12 minutes), or go through the Forest Hills Gate, bear right at the pond, and continue to the Hunnewell Building and Arborway Gate.

By Bus

Take the #39 bus to the South Street @ Bardwell Street stop in Jamaica Plain. Walk down South Street away from Bardwell Street, take a right on Custer Street, and walk down Custer Street until it ends. Turn right and walk about 300 feet down Arborway to the Arboretum’s Arborway Gate, which will be across the street.

By Car

There is public parking on Arborway, including six designated accessible spots on either side of the gate.