From flowers and fragrance to fruits and textures, the Arnold Arboretum is a dynamic landscape throughout the year! Come for a tour and experience the Arboretum in a new light.
For individuals, choose from a wide schedule of free special theme tours or general interest tours.
For groups, request information to schedule a private experience, either on foot or by bus.
Location: Hunnewell Building
guided tour of the Arnold Arboretum landscape with a knowledgeable
docent. Tours are appropriate for adults and last approximately 90
Saturday, September 20
Member Plant Giveaway
Sign up and become a member ahead of the date or on September 20 and get a free plant.
Two Saturdays: September 27, October 4
Bob Mayer, Arboretum Docent
James Leighton, Arboretum Docent
Highlights of the Arboretum
Learn about the history, collections and seasonal interest of the Arnold Arboretum.
Saturday, October 11
Jane Phipps, Arboretum Docent
Arboretum History and Highlights with a Focus on the Relationship of East Asian Trees and North American Trees
Angela Sciaraffa, Arboretum Docent
Arboretum History and Seasonal Highlights
Enjoy a guided tour of the Arnold Arboretum landscape with a knowledgeable docent. Tours are appropriate for adults and last approximately 90 minutes. Please check description for various start locations other than the Hunnewell Building.
Traveling from its roots to becoming the first American tree museum, this tour will focus on the history of the Arnold Arboretum and the people who made that history. Your guide will lead you back through time and then right up to the present landscape.
Sunday, September 21
Florrie Wescoat, Arboretum Docent
Seamus Heaney's Tree List and the Arnold Arboretum
Using Heaney’s poem, “Sweeney’s Flight” as a point of departure, this tour will walk to the trees (or their close relatives) that Heaney mentions in the poem. A general overview of the Arboretum’s history and organization will also be covered.