Join us for a virtual tour of the national collection of lilacs held by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. To keep the public safe as the coronavirus continues to make social distancing a necessity, the Arnold Arboretum canceled Lilac Sunday 2020, originally scheduled for Sunday May 10. Because we are asking the public to come another time to enjoy our renowned collection, we hope sharing this video exploration of our plants coming into bloom on Bussey Hill will help you celebrate Lilac Sunday and Mother’s Day at home.

The lilacs will bloom as usual over the course of several weeks, and will peak later this year due to colder weather conditions this spring. You may visit during these weeks of peak lilac bloom, but please observe safe visiting guidelines including social distancing, wearing facial coverings, and returning at another time if the landscape appears to be too crowded for safe visitation.