Become a backyard orchardist and grow your own fruit! This step-by-step workshop will teach you all you need to know to plan and create a compact orchard, Saturday, March 8, 9:00–11:00am at the Wakefield Estate in Milton. Details »
The Arnold Arboretum is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales
There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. In Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. Learn about her gardens and key places, including her home, Hill Top Farm, in England’s Lake District, that helped define the woman behind her beloved characters.
Fee $5 members, $10 nonmembers See details and register »