NU Bucket List #76: Arnold Arboretum

Fall is officially in swing, and peak fall foliage is just around the corner! Don’t want to go far to enjoy the changing leaves? Head to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University! Hop on the Orange Line for a quick ride to enjoy all this incredible garden has to offer!
All throughout the fall, the variety of plants in the Arboretum will beautifully display the colors of the season! In addition to changing leaves, you can also enjoy observing the many seasonal seeds, fruits, and berries located throughout the Arboretum. Stroll down the Oak Path to enjoy the foliage of the Oak tree, the tree of the month!

While you can always just wander around the gardens, the Arboretum offers several free tours throughout the week! You can join a guided tour on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30am, Saturdays at 10:30am, and Sundays at 1:00pm. You can also register for one of the Arboretum’s many special themed tours, including Fall Birding, Fall on Peters Hill, and From Seed to Tree!
The Arboretum also offers a variety of great monthly art exhibits and special events. This month, see incredible pieces of wood art done by skilled artisans as part of the Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner III exhibit! The special event of the month will occur on October 29th. Stop by between 1:00-3:00pm for the Collections Up Close: Leventritt Garden event to see and learn more about the plants in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden.

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