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 Preserving an Extraordinary Living Collection

The Arboretum’s new initiative to expand and enhance the Living Collections comes at a time when global change poses serious threats to Earth’s biodiversity. As our scientists and visiting scientists study the extraordinary plants on the grounds, from genomics to  conservation biology, the Living Collections and the data they offer are invaluable resources for expanding our knowledge of the natural world. The Campaign for the Living Collections aspires to acquire some 400 species over the next 10 years to enhance their value over the next century. Preserving a world-class collection for scientific inquiry (as well as a first class botanical garden and public park) makes plant health and horticultural excellence essential. Please help sustain this important landscape for science, education, and horticulture in Boston and the world by making a donation today. more »

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Conifers in Winter

Conifers really shine in the Arboretum's winter landscape. On January 22, learn about native and non-native conifers on this docent led, walking tour. more »