Collections Up Close: Magnificent Beeches


Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Arnold Arboretum Beech Collection, South Street Gate

The Fagus (beech) collection comprises more than 100 individuals and has representatives from eight different species. It is an extremely rich collection with many specimens from the late 1800's and early 1900's as well as a number collected by E.H. Wilson. Witness the majestic outline, graceful branches, slender buds and beautiful leaves of the beech. Join a tour provided by Arboretum staff, chat with an Arboretum Interpreter about the differences between the American Beech and the European Beech, or participate in a family activity. Or, simply stand or lie under a tree and soak up the nobility of the beech.

Join us on the slope near the South Street Gate. It is about a five minute walk from the Bussey Street Gate and Centre Street Gate and about a half hour walk from the Visitor Center. Take the T to Forest Hills and enter at Washington Street. If driving, park on Bussey Street. 

Free! No registration needed.