Visitor Info


The Hebert Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, all year. Admission is free.

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  Welcome to Hebert Arboretum

Vincent J. Hebert Lilac Walk

The Hebert Arboretum is a living tree library located within one of Pittsfield's premier city resources, Springside Park. Encompassing 231 acres within the city, the park is a unique sanctuary for plant and animal life.

Diverse habitats of rolling hills, meadows, woodlands, streams, marshes and ponds are home for over 50 species of native trees, 338 species of plant life, and a tremendous wildflower variety of over 135 species. The park is host to a 'migration funnel' where migrating songbirds come in the Spring and Fall for sanctuary and rest.

Landscaped gardens include the colorful and nectar-filled butterfly and hummingbird gardens, Master Gardener demonstation gardens, a peaceful Memory Garden, and the Vincent J. Hebert Lilac Walk -- all of this amid a backdrop of fields, forest, and beautiful Berkshire views.

The Hebert Arboretum is focused on promoting land preservation and environmentally sound gardening practices, and on providing educational programs and outdoor activities throughout the year.

Our community programs include gardening workshops, outdoor concerts, Arbor Day events, Winterfest, as well as guided bird, wildflower, and stargazing walks.

Come explore, take in the magnigficent views, and learn about this beautiful Berkshire landscape!

Our Mission...
The Hebert Arboretum displays a wide diversity of trees and other plants in formal landscapes and larger natural areas for people's enjoyment, refreshment, inspiration and better understanding of the living world.

Throughout a city park, it offers educational programs, promotes land preservation and environmentally sound gardening and landscape practices, and is compatible with a variety of other community activities.

Established by Vincent J. Hebert, longtime director of the Pittsfield Parks Department, and Pittsfield Beautiful, the Arboretum serves his vision by creating a special place where visitors can discover and enjoy their natural world.


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Hebert Arboretum - 874 North Street - Pittsfield, MA 01201
In cooperation with Pittsfield Parks Commission, Department of Community Development,
Long Range Park Planning and Pittsfield Beautiful, Inc.
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