The Taltree Telegraph

November 1, 2012

Winter Hours Begin

Starting today, November 1, Taltree will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Remember, fall is the best time for hiking in the woods, crunching on fallen leaves and inhaling crisp, cool air as the winds release the sounds of the pines overhead. Come see color changes, migrating birds and animals making ready for winter.


Santa, Lights and a Train Tree!

Through the month of December, our Winter Celebration will include a holiday lights display, Train Tree, and readings of The Polar Express™. On December 8, 15 and 22, Santa will be on hand for visits and photos.



Taltree Hours
Arboretum Grounds- open 7 days a week
8am to 7pm (April-October)
10am-4pm (November-March)

Railway Garden- open 7 days a week
8am-7pm (May-October) with trains running (10am-6:30pm)
Closed November-April

See you out there!

Taltree Staff

Taltree Hosts Holiday Events

Polar Express™ Event is December 1

We’re excited to announce a very special event made possible by a partnership with South Shore Arts! Please sign up to attend a reading of The Polar Express™ by South Shore Arts Executive Director John Cain. This event is ideal for children age 5 through 10. We’ll have crafts, cocoa, and cookies!

Purchase online tickets by November 21.

Springtime Blues

Taltree staff and families and staff from ArcelorMittal planted 40,000 bulbs of blue flowers last weekend, creating what will become a swathe of blue along the entrance road next spring. Here are a few of the flowers you’ll see:

From left: Ipheion, crocus, hyacinth.


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