Lilac Sunday

Sun May 10, 2020
10:00am to 3:00pm ET
All ages
Free

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

Mainly located on the edge of Bussey Hill Road in the heart of the landscape, the lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America. Lilac Sunday has been celebrated at the Arnold Arboretum since 1908.

Tours of the lilacs and family activities are available from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday, May 10. Pack a picnic. Picnicking is permitted on this day only, but food must be brought in to the Arboretum. There will only be lemonade, slush, and ice cream available on site during event hours. The landscape is open from dawn until dusk. Print a landscape map.

Photo: Angela Sciaraffa

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