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Workshop: Shrub Pruning

How exactly are you supposed to prune that holly shrub in your backyard? Join Horticulturist Ryan Devlin and Gardener Maren Gunning for this practical workshop to find out what kinds of cuts to make and where, so that you can make sure your shrubs are looking their best going into the next growing season.

Participants will not be making their own cuts in this workshop, but will see different types of pruning cuts and learn which cuts to use.

Accessibility: This program takes place on paved roads and woodchip paths. There may be ice or snow, so wear sturdy shoes!

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.


Feb 21 2024


11:00 am - 12:00 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.