Expeditions: Arnold Arboretum 4+

Harvard University

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings
    • Free



Explore the 281 acres of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Visit over 60 featured plants and sites throughout the landscape. Through photos, text, and audio segments, learn more about botany, horticulture, conservation, and Arboretum history.
The app tells the story of 150 years of Arboretum plant collecting expeditions, illustrating how—and why—these plants were brought here, whether they were gathered on remote mountainsides on the other side of the world, or just a few miles away.
Along with informative audio segments, there are over 50 interviews with staff members, telling stories about their work and the Arboretum’s plants.
The app highlights a spectrum of narratives—from plant collecting, to children’s education, to research science—demonstrating that anyone can develop a deep connection with plants.
Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the nation’s oldest public arboretum. A City of Boston public park, the Arboretum was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and is home to over 16,000 trees, shrubs, and vines. The members of the Arboretum’s horticulture, education, archives, curation, and research departments work to steward and share these collections.

What’s New

Version 9.0.77

Minor Bug Fixes and Improvement

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

dkhdkhdkh ,

Rich content and beautiful design

This app offers compelling access to the Arnold Arboretum whether you’re able to visit the grounds or just explore vicariously from afar. Beautifully-sourced, meticulously-edited, fascinating clips and insights from the people of the Arboretum bring the trees and history of this amazing place to life!

kspriggs ,

Wonderful tours!

I love the audio tours, the beautiful photos, and great content in this app. Makes a trip to the Arnold Arboretum extra special!

arb enthusiast ,

Doesn’t work

I was excited when I heard about this app because I love the Arboretum. However, when I download it and open that app, it just shows a page with an image of a tree and a “processing” image that never stops. I have checked system compatibility, tried re-installing several times, and checked to be sure I have space on my phone, to no avail, and I don’t see a way to get tech support from the arboretum.

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