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  • a picnic lunch at the arboretum
  • The plan was to go off to a party in the arboretum: a tradition on the first warm weekend of the year.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The stuff he sees today is truly amazing-fabrics like butter, fountains tinkling in an airy arboretum near the food court, a pair of Versace shoes in one store that he’d give anything to buy.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • On Saturday afternoons, he took her on outings—to matinees, to free public rehearsals of the symphony, for strolls through the arboretum.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter

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  • I was to get into the box so Sarah Byrnes could wheel me eight or ten blocks to the edge of the arboretum, where I would jump out and run through the trees like a bowling ball dodging pins.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • It was Matron’s intent that Missing resemble an arboretum, or a corner of Kensington Gardens (where, before she came to Africa, she used to walk as a young nun), or Eden before the Fall.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But then I have to laugh because my mother can’t help but comment on the flowers, since they fall in her area of expertise as an Arboretum worker.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • But thanks to my mother, who can’t help talking about her work as a caretaker at the Arboretum, I know that his explanation does make sense.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • I can see it now, its prickly green back rising out of the Arboretum where my mother works.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • I’m not sure what my parents chose for him, but I know Bram went to the Arboretum to get a rock from a spot as near to the Hill as possible.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched

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  • The gift she has for him is a leaf from his favorite tree at the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Two days later, I stand with a group of other students in front of the main building of the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • He points behind him to one of the thickly forested Arboretum hills.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Not the Hill, not the big one, but one of the smaller foothills that are usually off-limits unless you’re an Arboretum employee.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • My mother likely knows most of them, but I won’t ever have that kind of specialized knowledge unless working in the Arboretum becomes my vocation.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The little hill is still part of the Arboretum proper, so it isn’t truly wild.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • But, here in the Arboretum, the fallen trees and branches are all removed immediately after they fall.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • She told me, while we waited and Bram slept, that Grandfather had asked if he could have his final celebration at the Arboretum, out in the blue-sky air.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Our lives will be so intertwined that what one of us does will affect the other down to the ends, like the tree my mother transplanted once at the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The group I stand with gazes off toward the Arboretum’s meal hall and chatters about our lunch, about getting back to Second School, whether or not the air trains will be on time.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Grandfather gazes out the window in the direction of the Arboretum, and I wonder if the reason he spends so much time looking out lately is because he likes to remember what he carries within.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • We went to the party in the arboretum as planned.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The tree-spiked Hill of the Arboretum rises in the distance behind him, and I wonder if we will ever hike there.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Just like the things my mother grows at the Arboretum.
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  • It’s a normal napkin, the kind we get from the meal halls at Second School or the Arboretum or anywhere else.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • —Stay at the Arboretum air-train stop when you arrive and wait for me so I can lead you to the new site.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The timing of this trip is strange—summer is the busiest season at the Arboretum, so many plants to tend—and I miss her for selfish reasons, too.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • He steps off the air train and disappears with the other students while I ride on toward the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Like everyone else, Ky stares out the window as we glide toward the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • We went to another Arboretum to look at some crops.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • I have to write a formal report and submit it to the Officials in charge of the other Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Her thoughts are far away somewhere, perhaps back at the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Your mother’s trips to the other Arboretums.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Lindsay, who once said—"It’s the world against us, babes"—drunk and looping her arms around our shoulders when we were out in the arboretum and really meaning it.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • My mother hardly speaks as we ride the train to the Arboretum together.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The one in Grandia was in the Arboretum, in an experimental field that had been fallow for a long time.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • "I thought you were eating lunch at the Arboretum," Xander says.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • We were both polite and normal on the air-train ride to the Arboretum this morning; we both know how to perform when we’re being watched.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • I mean, I’ve been to the Arboretum lots of times, of course, but I’ve never had permission to go on the Hill."
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • They’re pulling a few of us from other Arboretums to come look at a crop at the Arboretum in Grandia Province."
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • They’re pulling a few of us from other Arboretums to come look at a crop at the Arboretum in Grandia Province."
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The grower at the Arboretum had an entire field of Queen Anne’s lace."
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
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