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DIRECTOR’S LECTURE SERIES: Camille Parmesan

7:00–8:30pm, October 4, 2016

DIRECTOR’S LECTURE SERIES: Camille Parmesan

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Responses to Anthropogenic Climate Change: Predicting the Future Requires Knowing the Past Camille Parmesan, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University, UK, and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin 1 Session: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building Camille Parmesan’s work focuses on the impacts of climate change on wildlife, from field […]

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Framework Trees of New England

6:30–8:30pm, September 27, 2016

Framework Trees of New England

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Framework Trees of New England Karen Sebastian, ASLA, Landscape Architect 6 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 18, 25, 6:30–8:30pm; and 2 Saturday field trips, October 15 and October 22 Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham Explore the history, changes in composition, and ecology of the New England forest from the Ice Age through European […]

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Fall Foliage Celebration

September 20, 2016

Collections Up Close: The Explorers Garden

1:00–3:00pm, October 16, 2016

Collections Up Close: The Explorers Garden

A glimpse of the Explorers Garden.

Explorers Garden Sunday, October 16, 1:00–3:00pm Discover the amazing plant diversity and delve into the unique history of the Explorers Garden. This nearly three-acre site rests in a microclimate just below the summit of Bussey Hill and has proven to be a perfect testing ground for plants collected during expeditions as well as rare and […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

6:00pm, September 21, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

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In early September, goats became part of the scenery at the Arnold Arboretum, adding a pastoral accent to the already bucolic landscape. But these goats aren’t here, just sitting pretty. They are here to help the Arboretum control invasive plants and overgrown brush…without the use of chemicals. Learn more about this new pilot program and […]

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Water—and Climate—Solutions in Plain Sight

7:00pm, September 19, 2016

Water—and Climate—Solutions in Plain Sight

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Judith D. Schwartz, MA, MSJ, Journalist and Author 1 Session: Monday, September 19, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building Judith Schwartz, who has looked deeply into the challenges and solutions around Earth’s soil in her 2013 book, Cows Save the Planet, has since turned her sights towards water. In this talk and discussion, she will focus on […]

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From Seed to Tree

1:00pm, October 4, 2016

From Seed to Tree

Hunnewell Intern, Jehane Samaha (left), learns the more traditional transplanting method of ball-and-burlap digging from horticultural technologist Rachel Brinkman. Jehane and Rachel have just finished tying-up the root system of this Picea neoveitchii (318-2001*A), which will be moved from the nursery at the Dana Greenhouse to its permanent home in the conifer collection.

From Seed to Tree Dana Greenhouses’ Staff First Tuesday of the month, May through October, 1-1:45pm Location: Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Did you know that almost all of the plants in the Arboretum begin their lives in the Dana Greenhouses? Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to […]

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Arboretum Guided Tours

every Saturday and Sunday through October

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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Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

5:00pm, October 21, 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

11:00am-12:00pm, October 1, 2016

Family Walks

Head Start Family StoryWalk

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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