Bussey Brook Meadow

Spring in Bussey Brook Meadow

Spring in 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 and is home to many native species of plants, mammals and birds.

Mayor Tom Menino celebrates the opening of Bussey Brook Meadow

Mayor Tom Menino celebrates the opening of Bussey Brook Meadow

Through the meadow the APC built the handicapped accessible Blackwell Path, which enables MBTA travelers to walk from Forest Hills Station through a beautiful urban wild to the South Street Gate of the Arnold Arboretum.

The APC also funded the handsome gates to the path at Forest Hill and South Street.

This work was accomplished with support from The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the Arnold Arboretum, Mass Highway Department, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and many generous private donors.

Genie Beal and the Blackwell Footpath at Buseey Brook Meadow

Genie Beal and John Blackwell are co-founders of
the Arboretum Park Conservancy.
Photo: Peter Vanderwarker