Tree Mob™! Arbor Day Planting

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
April 24, 2017

Tree Mob™! Arbor Day Planting

Magnolia acuminata D Schissler

The Arnold Arboretum’s Campaign for the Living Collections sets forth an ambitious ten-year plan to expand the breadth of plant holdings and increase their scientific and horticultural value. Magnolia acuminata (Acc# 334-2011*A), one of the roughly 400 taxa targeted for addition to the collections in this campaign, is native to eastern North America. Grown in […]

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Botany Blast: A Look at Plant Development

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
April 17, 2017

Botany Blast: A Look at Plant Development

Winter Hazel (Corylopsis glandulifera)

Botany Blast: A Look at Plant Development William (Ned) Friedman, PhD, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University 1 Session: Sunday, May 7, 1:00–2:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building Have you ever wondered why some plants have flowers before they have leaves, while others leaf out before they flower? […]

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Conifer Pollination: Sex among Evergreens

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
April 14, 2017

Conifer Pollination: Sex among Evergreens

Picea jezoensis 502-77-B

Conifer Pollination: Sex among Evergreens Andrew Leslie, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University 1 Session: Wednesday, May 3, 6:30–8:00pm Location: Weld Hill Building Cones scattered on the ground beneath an evergreen; hemlock seedlings sprouting through duff…it is easy to find evidence that conifers reproduce. But how do they do it? Andrew […]

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Witness Tree: A Year in the Forest

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
April 14, 2017

Witness Tree: A Year in the Forest

Witness Tree book jacket

Lynda Mapes, 2014-2015 Bullard Fellow in Forest Research, Harvard Forest, and Staff Reporter, The Seattle Times 1 Session: Friday, May 5, 6:00pm Reception, Reading, Signing Location: Hunnewell Building Ever wonder about the inside of a tree or how a tree functions? Or, what a single tree can tell us about climate? Reporter Lynda Mapes spent […]

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Early April Exploration

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
April 3, 2017

Early April Exploration

Cornus officinalis 918-85-A

Early April Exploration Nancy Rose, Arnoldia Editor Tuesday, April 11, 5:30-7:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building By early April, winter is (usually) past and signs of spring become more abundant at the Arboretum. Join Arnoldia editor Nancy Rose on a ramble through the collections in search of early bloomers, emerging leaves, and other indicators that the growing season […]

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The Shape of Things: Plants and their Structure

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
April 3, 2017

The Shape of Things: Plants and their Structure

Bark of Euonymus lanceifolius

Rhoda Kubrick, Arboretum Docent Sunday, April 9, 1:00-2:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building From the mulberries to euonymus, contorted plants are ever fascinating. With an emphasis on tree architecture, docent Rhoda Kubrick will lead you into the little explored, but wide, variety in plant shape and size. Examine witch hazel, holly, pieris, seven son flower, and more. Learn […]

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From Sicily to the Arnold Arboretum: Susan Pettee, artist, Mary Taylor Simeti, writer

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
February 2, 2017

From Sicily to the Arnold Arboretum: Susan Pettee, artist, Mary Taylor Simeti, writer

May 12 – July 16, 2017 Talk and Presentation by Mary Taylor Simeti, Sicilian Flora from the Grand Tour to the Present, Saturday, May 20, Noon-1:00pm Opening Reception with the artists, Saturday, May 20, 1:00-3:00pm From Sicily to the Arnold Arboretum: Sicilian Wildflowers in Art and Words brings together botanical artist Susan Pettee and writer […]

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Landscape for Life

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
December 13, 2016

Landscape for Life

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture, New England Wild Flower Society 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 1:00–4:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you and your family, and the environment. This class is […]

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Winter Bird Walk

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

Trees: Intimate Portraits, Walk with the Artist

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

Trees: Intimate Portraits, Walk with the Artist

Photographs by Jennifer Weigel Walk with the Artist Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1-2:00pm Rain date, Saturday, November 19, 1-2:00pm Meet at the Hunnewell Building Join photographer, Jennifer Weigel as she explores the Arboretum’s special and unique portrait gallery. Weigel will offer suggestions for photographing the plants, their details and personality traits. Bring a camera or […]

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