smoketree, cotinus coggygria 'Daydream'
Up in Smoke

A haze of fluffy inflorescences now cloaks many of the smoketree (Cotinus) specimens at the Arboretum.

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Cornus florida
Tree Mob™!

July 9, Jessica Savage reveals the costs and benefits to plants that flower before they leaf out.

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Citizen Science

Observe and record the life cycle events of plants as an Arboretum Tree Spotter. Training Session on July 8.

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What's New

Tree Mob™!
6:00pm, Thursday, July 9, 2015 Tree Mob
Jessica Savage, PhD, will explain her research to better understand why plants bloom when they do.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership and advocacy for botanical collections and the public gardens community, Dr. Michael Dosmann has been awarded a professional citation by the American Public Gardens Association.
Nature Photography Workshop
1:00pm, Saturday, July 25, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
Improve your photographs of nature in this half-day workshop–a talk followed by hands-on experience. Learn about composition, color, light, depth of field, and focus.
Free Fun Fridays!
10:00am-3:00pm, July 24, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
Come to the Arboretum on July 24, 2015 and enjoy FREE activities, 10 am to 3 pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program.
From Seed to Tree
1:00pm-2:00pm, Tuesday, July 7 Arnold Arboretum
Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to tree.