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Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum - Boston Events INSIDER

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The Arnold Arboretum is not just a park but a botanical zoo, including bonsais. That's a fun word to say. Bonsai! Bonsai! For Lilac Sunday they feature Morris dancing, where performers dance folksy waving handkerchiefs or knocking sticks together. It involves a lot of hopping. The Arboretum strongly advises you to take public transportation. There are a bunch more Mother's Day events below, too. 10am-4pm. . 617-524-1718-ext-176. Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA . For restaurant reviews, try Johnny Monsarrat
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Lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum

Lilac Sunday

Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration.

Though conditions this year have encouraged many plants in the collection to flower early, there will still be lilacs and many other spring bloomers to admire on Lilac Sunday. Tours of the lilacs and other special collections, live music, family activities, food vendors and picnicking (on this special day only), make for a memorable day. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition!

The Arboretum is open as usual from dawn to dusk. Refreshments and activities are available from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Street parking along the Arboretum perimeter is limited and visitors are advised to take public transportation. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed within the gates during the event.


Some parking spaces outside the gates will be designated for special-needs visitors. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at information tents in three locations: in front of the Hunnewell Visitor Center, inside the Forest Hills Gate, and inside the Centre Street Gate. They may not be reserved in advance.

While you are in the neighborhood, we invite you to visit local shops and restaurants in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale.

For more Lilac Sunday information call the Arnold Arboretum at 617.524.1718.

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