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Learn to Observe: Tree Spotters Citizen Science

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
August 29, 2016

Learn to Observe: Tree Spotters Citizen Science

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Presenters: Catherine Chamberlain, Suzanne Mrozak, and Danny Schissler Next Session: Sunday, September 18, 12:30pm–3:00pm Location: Weld Hill Building With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum’s living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science […]

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2016 Plant Giveaway

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 29, 2016

From Seed to Tree

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 29, 2016

Arboretum Guided Tours

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 29, 2016

Arboretum Guided Tours

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Experience the Arboretum in a new way–take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617 384-5209. Location: Hunnewell Building, […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
August 28, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

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Jose Luis Alvarez is a nurseryman in Mexico, who for decades there has been growing trees for reforestation projects. In 1997, he created Forests for Monarchs (FFM), also known as La Cruz Habitat Protection Program (LCHPP), an innovative non-profit designed to restore monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) forest habitat in Mexico and at the same time […]

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Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 22, 2016

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

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Location: Hunnewell Building An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners October 22-October 23, 2016 with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5:00-7:00pm Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20 Woodturning: […]

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Family Walks

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 21, 2016

Family Walks

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Family Walks Arboretum Staff and Arboretum Volunteers Saturday, July 16, Sunday, August 21, Sat. Sept. 17, Sat. Oct. 1, 11:00am-Noon Location: Hunnewell Building Discover the Arboretum on guided walks especially for families. Each walk will highlight different plants and natural phenomena while developing observational skills in children. One adult can bring a maximum of three […]

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Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House

by Donna Tremonte
August 18, 2016

New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 13, 2016

New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants

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New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants July 8 –  October 11, 2016 Location: Hunnewell Building With 150 members, the New England Society of Botanical Artists (NESBA) brings a strong, artistic presence to the Arnold Arboretum this summer. Thirty-three works are exhibited ranging from watercolor to pastel. The Society has recently shown […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
August 11, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum 2016 Hunnewell Interns

2016 Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Project Rockery Revelations Thursday, August 11 at 3:00pm The Arboretum’s 2016 Isabella Welles Hunnewell Interns just completed their group project, an annual requirement for our horticultural training program. This year’s project focused on the outcrops of puddingstone along Valley Road known as the Rockery. Their assignment was to propose development […]

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