Passion for Knowledge festival

by Adeline Marcos
January 7, 2020

First day of winter – time for a walk in the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 23, 2019

First day of winter – time for a walk in the Arboretum

On this official first day of winter, I wish all of you the best for the season and hope you will include time on the grounds of the world’s most magnificent garden of trees, the Arnold Arboretum! Pictured are just a few of the perfectly ordinary reminders of the extraordinary beauty of nature: the single […]

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In defense of winter

by Rose Lincoln for the Harvard Gazette
December 19, 2019

Little Women Day Scavenger Hunt reveals history

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
December 16, 2019

Hopkins receives grant to study how plants choose mates

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
December 13, 2019

Hopkins receives grant to study how plants choose mates

Robin Hopkins

This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard. Hopkins, […]

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Tree habit

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
December 10, 2019

Tree habit

Magnolia acuminata in winter showing decurrent growth habit.

Sometimes trees get a bad rap. There’s the Whomping Willow of Harry Potter fame, the trees in Snow White’s terrifying Dark Forest, and our very own cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata, 15154*D), which was recently described as grumpy, gnarly, and foreboding by several participants of Saturday’s Arboretum for Educators program. The topic was tree architecture and the […]

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The browns of winter

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 9, 2019

A season of learning and growth

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
December 5, 2019

A season of learning and growth

Children examine fungi

“I can’t believe we learned so much in just a few minutes!” —Elementary school student visiting the Arboretum This fall, the Field Study Experiences at the Arnold Arboretum—our educational outreach programming for pre-school and elementary school students—expanded in all domains: more new guides, more new Boston Public School classrooms participating in the programs, and more […]

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The turkeys of Harvard

by Colleen Walsh for the Harvard Gazette
November 27, 2019

Chinese botanists hit trail with Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 20, 2019

Chinese botanists hit trail with Arboretum

Holcomb Creek Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest in Rabun County, Georgia.

In a historic collaboration, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University welcomed Chinese botanists from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) on a joint expedition to the Appalachian Mountains to collect seed from North American plants to grow in scientific plant collections in China. Harvard Gazette»

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