The Arboretum Park Conservancy is a citizen voice for the Arnold Arboretum as a public park.
It is independent of both Harvard and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
The APC's goals are to promote public access to the Arboretum
and to increase the variety of visitor experiences.

Bussey Brook Meadow

The central achievement of the Arboretum Park Conservancy is the incorporation of the Bussey Brook Meadow, a long under-appreciated segment of open space, into the Arnold Arboretum Indenture. This beautiful urban wild is home to many native species of plants, mammals and birds. The land, known as the Bussey Brook Meadow, is a beautiful urban wild […]

Signs of Bussey Brook Meadow

Throughout the meadow the APC has placed beautiful information signs created by APC Board member Anne Schmalz. In March 2007, Anne’s illustrations were exhibited at Boston City Hall. Signs included are Welcome to Bussey Brook Meadow, Signs of Winter Wildlife, Dragonflies, Embankment Planting Project, The Grey Squirrel, How Do Birds Fly, Migration, Wild Turkey, Winter […]

Botanical Survey 2005

Feel free to use this document, but when you do so, please credit: The New England Wildflower Society Joy VanDervort-Sneed, Atkinson Conservation Fellow and Ailene Kane, Plant Conservation Volunteer Coordinator Prepared for the Arboretum Park Conservancy Funded by the Arnold Arboretum Committee      

Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the success of our efforts. The APC hosts several clean up projects each year with groups like “Boston Shines,” the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Neighborhood Youth Corps, and the MIT Students Community Service Program. Volunteers pick up trash and attack invasives that obscure views into the property and endanger trees along […]

Donate

Presidents Letter September 2014 Dear Friends, Thanks to your support of the Arboretum Park Conservancy, we continue to work with the Arboretum and the City on the repair of the puddingstone wall on South Street and to plan new paths in the Bussey Brook Meadow as well as calm traffic. We participated in Boston Shines […]

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Recent Photos

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Note Cards Available

Note cards by Anne Schmalz featuring illustrations of plants, birds and animals of Bussey...

Opening of Teri Rueb’s Sound Walk

October 18, 2014.  Visitors to the Bussey Brook Meadow can now download the free app...

MIT Volunteers

Again this fall a group of MIT students helped free trees from invasives along the...

Bird Walk May 18, 2014

photograph of Northern Parula Warbler by Bob Mayer The Arboretum Park Conservancy and the...

Boston Shines Volunteer Event:  May 17, 2014

Volunteers met at 10 am at the South Street Gate, killed many invasive plants and picked...

Boston Shines Volunteer Event April 27, 2013!

The Arboretum Park Conservancy participated in BOSTON SHINES on Saturday April 27, 2013...

Calling all Birders!

Robert Mayer, Arboretum docent, led a fascinating  bird walk at Bussey Brook Meadow on...

MIT Students Attack Invasives Along the Blackwell Path

October 9, 2012, seven enthusiastic MIT students wielded loppers, pruners and weed...