Northeastern Arboretum

Inspiring a connection with plants through research, education, and exploration

The Northeastern University Arboretum is devoted to the planting and stewardship of plants grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes. With more than 11acres of green space in the heart of our Boston campus, our diverse collection brings many benefits to the community. 

We strive to create a welcoming space and encourage you to explore the Arboretum. 




In 2019, Northeastern University’s Arboretum was awarded a Level II Accreditation through ArbNet.  Level II-accredited arboreta have 100 species, varieties or cultivars of trees or woody plants, an arboretum collections policy describing the development and professional management of plants, and have enhanced educational and public programming.


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What’s new at the Arboretum

Gardening Time! – Student Edition

Gardening Time! – Student Edition

Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University On-campus gardening has arrived, and students will be in charge! Fifteen raised gardening beds have been installed behind Snell Library, allowing access to growing fruits and vegetables. Northeastern has contracted with...

Areas of Interest

Art At Northeastern

Veterans Memorial

What's in Bloom

(coming soon)

Arboretum Resource Inquiries


Grounds & Landscape Services at P.R.E.F

Working with Arboretum staff, the Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities’ (PREF) Grounds & Landscape Services team is responsible for maintaining the university’s verdant and dynamic urban campus through landscaping. The team of skilled horticulturists and groundskeepers work across the entire 73-acre Boston campus, performing constant maintenance and design upgrades to provide a safe, supportive and attractive landscape. 

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216 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02115

(617) 373-2754

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