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

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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A Walk on the Wild Side

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
July 23, 2016

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild SIde Bob Mayer,  Arboretum Docent Saturday, July 23, 1:00-2:00pm Location: Forest Hills Gate The three ponds that Fredrick Law Olmsted designed into the Arboretum teem with aquatic and terrestrial life in late summer.  Join Bob Mayer for a walk and a discussion of the invertebrates and other fauna in and around the […]

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Free Fun Fridays

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

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Fridays! 1 Session: Friday, July 22, 10:00am-3:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building and the whole Arboretum! Come to the Arboretum on July 22, 2016 and enjoy FREE activities from 10am to 3pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program. At the Arboretum, enjoy free activities like sticks and stuff construction, water coloring, […]

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Let’s Look at the Leventritt

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
June 25, 2016

Let’s Look at the Leventritt

Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement Saturday, June 25, 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building The Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden is a three acre, terraced garden and a showcase for outstanding species and cultivars for the home garden, wild collected accessions, and plants that relate to Arboretum research and history. Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement, will take you on […]

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More than Roses

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
June 14, 2016

Palaver Strings Sun Salutations

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
June 4, 2016

Palaver Strings Sun Salutations

Palaver Strings Sun Salutations: Celebrating the Beauty and Light of Earth Saturday, June 4, 4:00pm-5:00pm Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden The Arnold Arboretum hosts Palaver Strings, a musician-led orchestra formed in 2012 by a group of passionate young musicians from the Boston area. Dedicated to collaboratively interpreting masterworks of the classical repertoire, the ensemble highlights […]

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TimeLine(s): Drawings by Kyle Browne

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
June 1, 2016

TimeLine(s): Drawings by Kyle Browne

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April 29 – July 3, 2016 Location: Hunnewell Building As an Artist-in-Residence at Deschutes National Forest in Oregon and the White Mountain National Forest in New Hanpshire, Kyle Browne investigated the organic world of nature with the simplicity of drawing, observation, and meditation. In her Time-lapse Drawings, Browne seeks to unearth and capture the unobserved moment and […]

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Bonsai and Penjing Matching

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
May 12, 2016

Bonsai and Penjing Matching

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Bonsai and Penjing Matching: Plants in the Bonsai and Penjing Collections and their Counterparts in the Arboretum Landscape Robbie Apfel, Arboretum Docent Wednesday, May 18, 10:30am-Noon Location: Hunnewell Building Many of the species seen as bonsai or penjing in the Arboretum’s Bonsai and Penjing Collection can also be found in the landscape. Explore the history and culture of dwarf […]

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Explorers Garden: The World on Bussey Hill

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
May 12, 2016

Explorers Garden: The World on Bussey Hill

Explorers Garden: The World on Bussey Hill Frances Doyle, Arboretum Docent Saturday, May 14, 1:00-2:30pm Location: Explorers Garden at Chinese Path Plant explorers from the Arnold Arboretum introduced new plants throughout the country. In Explorers Garden, a special collection of those plants can be found here at the Arboretum. Docent Frances Doyle will take you on a journey […]

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The Lilacs and Jack Alexander

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
April 26, 2016

The Lilacs and Jack Alexander

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Jack Alexander, Plant Propagator Wednesday, May 4, 4:30-6:00pm Location: Map Table at Dawson Pond Jack Alexander, Arnold Arboretum Plant Propagator, staff member for 40 years, and creator of lilac cultivars ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Lilac Sunday’ and ‘Foxy Lady’, will lead a tour focusing on the lilac collection. Jack is one of the world’s foremost authorities on all […]

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