Adult Education

Adult Education

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.

Featured Programs

Viewing Events from July 21, 2019 to August 20, 2019

Gardening for Butterflies and Moths

Gardening for Butterflies and Moths

Colin McCallum-Cook, Horticultural Technologist
NOTE NEW DATE: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30–7:30pm
Location: Hunnewell Building

Learn how to attract butterflies and moths to your garden and cater to their unique lifecycle requirements in this program focused exclusively on lepidopteran-friendly gardening techniques. Lepidopteran conservation in New England is more important than ever, as many formerly common species are now threatened with extirpation. Colin McCallum-Cook will also show you how to use citizen science applications to monitor species in your garden and contribute valuable data to the cause of lepidopteran conservation.
Fee $25 member, $32 nonmember

Register at or call 617-384-5277.

Art Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop

Art Workshop: Cyanotype Printing for Families

Sarah Cross, Artist and Art Instructor
1 Session: Saturday, July 28 10:00am–12:00pm

Sarah Cross, the Arnold Arboretum's exhibiting artist of Between the Leaves, will hold a cyanotype printing workshop for families. Join Sarah to make beautiful blue prints of leaves and blooms found at the Arboretum, while you learn about this alternative printing technique. After making your own unique cyanotype photogram, you will be able to take it home. All materials will be provided. This free drop in is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

For more information, call 617-384-5251.