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Arnold Arboretum

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
125 Arborway
National Register Number: 66000127
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Agriculture/Subsistence - horticultural facility.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Botanical garden..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 12, 1965):
The Arnold Arboretum was founded in 1872 as a scientific collection of woody plants for Harvard University, and as a public park. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and the Arboretum's first director, Charles Sprague Sargent. It is now a preeminent institution for research on woody plants, with some 4,000 species of trees and shrubs.


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