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Arnold Arboretum

Program Highlights

Tree Mobs™ continue. Join us for some spontaneous learning in the landscape. More »

Evolution of Birds

Urban Greening for Urban Birds

Monday, September 22, 7:00–8:30pm

What are the needs of an urban bird? Paige Warren has recently analyzed 150 years of documented changes in the bird communities of Cambridge and examined a variety of Boston’s green spaces to determine ways to improve and increase habitat for year-round as well as migratory birds and other city-dwelling animals. She will speak about her research, done locally and around the country, to understand processes generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by humans. More info »

Upcoming Events

Programs this season feature the Arboretum landscape and living collections for the illumination of botany, horticulture, ecology, and more. See the calendar for a complete list of programs.

Event Highlights


Other Order

Other Order: A Sound Walk in Bussey Brook Meadow

Opening celebration: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00 3:00pm
Other Order is a sound walk created by media artist Teri Rueb that is set in the spontaneous landscape of Bussey Brook Meadow at the Arnold Arboretum. The sound walk is a GPS-enhanced software application that senses the participant’s movement and location in the landscape and in response, presents a blend of recorded interviews and sounds drawn from and inspired by the landscape. Visitors are encouraged to download the app in advance of their visit and wear headphones for optimal listening. More info »

Crabapple Collection

Collections Up Close: Considering Crabapples

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:003:00pm
Join us in the crabapple collection on Peters Hill to enjoy a beautiful fall day among this historic collection. The Arnold Arboretum crabapple collection has long been recognized for its importance to the horticultural and scientific worlds. Because of the Arboretum’s many introductions and broad distribution of both cultivars and previously undiscovered Malus species from wild origin, it has been hailed as the “‘Mother Arboretum’ for flowering crabapples” (Fiala 1994). This collection remains popular with Arboretum visitors, especially during spring bloom and fall fruit display. Activities will include a tour of the collection by our curatorial staff focusing on Arboretum-bred hybrid introductions, and information about pruning techniques and timing. No registration or tickets required. Visit and enjoy! More info »

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