Adult Education

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 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.

Featured Programs

The Hidden Half of Nature


David R. Montgomery, PhD, University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences, and Ann Bikle, MLA, Biologist and Environmental Planner
Sunday, January 8, 2:00–3:30pm
Location: Hunnewell Building

From garden to gut, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé will present a new view of the tiniest creatures on Earth and how it is changing the way we see nature and ourselves. Through the twists and turns of history, science, and personal experience, they’ll reveal our tangled relationship with the microbial world, including the stunning similarities between what’s going on around the roots of plants and deep within the human gut.
Fee Free member and student, $10 nonmember
Register at or call 617.384.5277.