The Arboretum and the forest-like landscape of its linden collection provided the perfect setting for the Boston Ballet to shoot a promotional spot for its season opener, ‘Giselle’ and its ghost-filled, romantic milieu of medieval Germany.
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.
Each spring the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University offers a research fellowship and a number of awards to support independent research projects submitted by students, post-doctoral researchers, and biological and horticultural science professionals. Stemming from the Arboretum’s mission to support and facilitate scientific inquiry and knowledge sharing about the plant kingdom, these opportunities enable researchers […]
Visitors on the grounds may have noticed small numbers of migrant male tree swallows, recently returned from Central America, circling above the Arboretum landscape. Watching them gracefully swoop above the meadows, it is easy to understand why swallow species as a whole are beloved signs of the spring around the world. Ukrainians, for example, celebrate […]
For three years now, master’s degree candidates in Field Methods and Living Collections, led by Rosetta S. Elkin and the Arboretum’s William “Ned” Friedman, have used social theory and a methodology that examines plant evolution, morphology, built neighborhoods, and landscape design to address “plant blindness”—the human tendency to take plants for granted, reducing them to a green fuzz in the background.
Families in Boston often avoid being outdoors for fun when the weather turns damp, dark, and chilly. Nonetheless, when wintery weather came to us on Sunday in the form of rain and wind, a joyful group of children and adults ventured out in the landscape to read and run about, and the chickadees showed up […]