What do Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Candolleana’, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’, and Cedrus deodara ‘Shalimar’ have in common? Besides sharing the landscape in front of the Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building, all were the objects of attention this past Saturday in a two-hour drawing workshop. Exhibiting artist Paul Olson led an overflow group of excited and budding […]
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July 16, 2019
July 15, 2019
At their annual summer solstice storytelling event at the Arnold Arboretum—the eigteenth one—Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain took listeners on a journey through the landscape, telling myths, legends, and fairytales inspired by human connections to trees. Read more in the Jamaica Plain Gazette
June 20, 2019
Part of the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust, the Wakefield Estate and Arboretum in Milton is home to an extensive collection of woody plants, the highlight more than 300 Kousa dogwoods (Cornus kousa). Mary (Polly) Wakefield passed away in 2004 and left her property in a private trust to be used for education and […]
June 19, 2019
Love, nature, and humor take the stage in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden as Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings “Pride and Prejudice” to the Arboretum on June 23. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
June 17, 2019
A gardener’s rainy-day visit to the Arboretum invites reflection on trees, their diversity, and matching the right plant with the right landscape. Read more in the Berkshire Edge.
June 10, 2019
Most of the temperate trees and shrubs that grow in the Arnold Arboretum’s living collections ripen their fruits in late summer or autumn. As a result, expeditions to wild places to collect seed take place around the same time. Unfortunately, this means our collections may lack species whose fruits are ripe for the picking much […]
June 8, 2019
Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings Pride and Prejudice” to the Arboretum on June 23 “Mr. Collins invited them to take a stroll in the garden, which was large and well laid out…To work in this garden was one of his most respectable pleasures… and [he] could tell how many trees there were in the most […]
June 7, 2019
In the American Journal of Botany, Arboretum Putnam Fellow, Elizabeth Spriggs and colleagues investigated closely related species of Viburnum using sequencing and herbarium specimens. They found that flowering time differences helped maintain separation of species in populations growing in close proximity. Abstract»
June 4, 2019
Biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide; data reveals dramatic rates of decline that may lead to extinction in as much as 40 percent of the insect population over the next few decades. In response, the Arboretum is working to help increase our bee population as a vital part of our ecosystem. There are over 200 […]
May 14, 2019
Arboretum Gardener Nima Simimi will receive a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Harvard Extension School, culminating a 10-year journey focused on identity, culture, and scholarship. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
May 13, 2019
The Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden is an apt stand-in for Pemberley as Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel to the Arboretum landscape on June 23. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
May 8, 2019
In experiments conducted at the Arboretum, Elizabeth Wolkovich and colleagues showed that plant genetics can help provide more accurate predictions of when plants will break bud in spring as climate change progresses. Read more on phys.org.