Collections Up Close

These free events offer great ways to explore plants at the Arnold Arboretum. Take a guided tour of one collection of plants within the same botanical family and chat with knowledgeable staff and volunteers about interesting aspects of the species within the collection. We will highlight different plant collections each spring and fall. Free; no registration needed.

Collections Up Close: Witch-Hazels in Winter

Hamamelis mollis

When: Sunday, March 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Meadow Road before Ponds

As has been stated countless times before, in the Arnold Arboretum there is a tree or shrub in bloom every month (yes, including January!) of the year – a phenomenon only possible because of the witch-hazel family. From witch-hazel to winter-hazel, fothergilla to parrotia, the family includes some of the most botanically fascinating and horticulturally valuable shrubs for the temperate garden. Join Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture at the Arnold Arboretum, for a very special late winter walk to explore the beauty of the Arboretum’s witch-hazel family collection and its captivating history of development, evaluation, and scientific study here at the Arboretum. Snow or shine the witch-hazels will certainly be in full bloom!
In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, no registration required