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Plant Giveaway

See event details and plants on offer at the 2015 Members' Plant Giveaway, September 19.

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LC Fellowship

Seeking Living Collections Fellow to support initiatives for horticulture, curation, and plant production.

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OpenHouse
Educators Explore

Attend an Open House for teachers on September 11 or September 12 to learn about teaching science outdoors.

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Field Collecting in Idaho
Arnold Arboretum
“Our North Idaho Expedition began at Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille today (8/24). As we harvested snowberry fruits, a breeze coaxed stubborn wildfire smoke from the southernmost point of Lake Pend Oreille, Button Hook Bay.” -Kyle Port, Manager of Plant Records
Tree Mob™!
4:00pm, September 8, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
Join Arboretum Gardener Robert Dowell who will present an overview of the filberts and visit several species located in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection.
To preserve its legacy and secure its future in facilitating the study and conservation of woody plants, the Arboretum has initiated a ten-year campaign focused on plant exploration and collections development.
On August 19, a great blue heron was attacked and killed by off-leash dogs near the Arboretum ponds. The incident underscores the importance of leash laws designed to ensure the safety of public spaces.
Seeking strange flowers
September-October 2015 Harvard Magazine
During his three-year expedition through China's southwestern provinces, Joseph Rock collected 20,000 specimens for the Arnold Arboretum; some, such as the Beijing lilac (Syringa pekinensis), still bloom nearly a century later.