Arboretum Director William ‘Ned’ Friedman visited San Sebastian, Spain in October for the Passion for Knowledge festival, where he shared his thoughts on evolutionary biology, and his passion for plants. El País published an article about Ned’s visit, shared here in English. The original, written by Adeline Marcos of the Sinc Agency, was published in […]
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December 19, 2019
Harvard Gazette photographer Rose Lincoln expresses her love for the dormant season through beautiful winter scenes captured at the Arnold Arboretum. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
December 16, 2019
The Arboretum’s Meadow Road masquerades as a park in 1860s Paris in Greta Gerwig’s film release of Little Women, a book published just a few years before the Arboretum’s founding.
December 13, 2019
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, […]
November 27, 2019
Conservation and reintroduction efforts have made New England a haven for wild turkeys, and the Arnold Arboretum is one of many landscapes across Harvard where they thrive. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
November 20, 2019
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»
November 17, 2019
As a Putnam Fellow at the Arnold Arboretum, Jake Grossman is investigating the evolutionary path and ecological consequences of biodiversity in the maples.
November 6, 2019
Plant life is essential to our existence, and seasonal changes in fall remind us of the essential interconnections between all form of life on Earth. Read more in the Harvard Crimson.
October 22, 2019
Thirty-five years ago, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University began offering free programs for elementary school students called Field Study Experiences (FSE), opening the gates of nature and science to thousands of Boston Public School (BPS) children. The initiative—launched in 1984 with a request from the Boston schools to local museums to help enhance the […]
October 22, 2019
Path network expands access and cushions traffic through the landscape It [is] necessary to devise a system of roads and walks which should make easily accessible to a large number of visitors every plant in the collection, and which, without interfering with the scientific necessities of arrangement, should open up and develop, as far as […]
October 17, 2019
Radio Boston visits the Arnold Arboretum to learn more about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” on a walk through the landscape with certified guide Tam Willey. Listen in at WBUR Radio Boston.
October 9, 2019
With the flip of a switch, the Arnold Arboretum and the City of Boston illuminated a new chapter in their 137-year partnership, celebrating the latest advancement of their shared vision for a more sustainable future.