Dawson medals come to the Arboretum Archives
Descendants of Jackson Thornton Dawson, the first Plant Propagator of the Arboretum, visited to present two horticultural medals awarded to Jackson to the Arboretum Archives.
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Descendants of Jackson Thornton Dawson, the first Plant Propagator of the Arboretum, visited to present two horticultural medals awarded to Jackson to the Arboretum Archives. more »
While traveling into the Kansu Providence in northwestern China, Rock came upon the Tibetan principality of Choni. Choni was a prosperous monastic community with hundreds of monks and families set in a mountainous, fertile land. more »
The beauty of these books is present because they don’t strictly adhere to the scientific method, yet neither do they provide farcical or strained vignettes. Instead, they belong to a fantastic and original “hybrid genre,” combining Wilson’s analytic genius and artistic know-how into a good read for anybody interested in the crossroads of art and science. more »
Six maples at Faulkner Hospital were infested with Asian longhorned beetle. The Arboretum had obvious cause for concern as a wide variety of its remarkable trees stood in the crosshairs of this destructive pest. more »
The Cambridge Plant & Garden Club is the longest active women’s garden club in America, and has enjoyed a long history of partnering with the Arboretum. more »
Who are these ladies and where is this house? Who was the photographer? more »
William Purdom proved a gifted portraitist, capturing for posterity a rich ethnographic record of the people from Tibetan border region. more »
Labyrinthine and universal in scope, The Golden Bough explores society’s relationship with its natural environment, and how cycles of nature are reflected in human ceremony and tradition. more »
Official travel documents from Ernest H. Wilson’s expeditions in China from 1899-1911 provide a glimpse into some of the government paperwork which accompanied a plant collecting trip a century ago. more »
With his images, [Arthur] Emerson is able to break down the tree into different, recognizable elements. Every page has crisp, close-up views of foliage and fruit, bark and branches, displaying identifiable pieces of each species. more »