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Definition a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
  • a picnic lunch at the arboretum
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Your mother's trips to the other Arboretums.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The Crakers could live in the park near the arboretum, coloured green on the map and marked with a tree symbol.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • 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 thought you were eating lunch at the Arboretum," Xander says.
    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
  • Life Is Life meets on the grounds of the arboretum in a nearby Ohio town, which shall remain nameless.
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • My mother hardly speaks as we ride the train to the Arboretum together.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • There was an arboretum on the roof of my apartment building.
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • Her thoughts are far away somewhere, perhaps back at the Arboretum.
    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
  • We went to another Arboretum to look at some crops.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • We don't even drive that far, just to the Arboretum, where we park the car, and before he reaches for me, I say, "What happened with Roamer?"
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • He steps off the air train and disappears with the other students while I ride on toward the Arboretum.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched

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