Design course opens students’ eyes to ‘plant blindness’

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

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Arnold Arboretum, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 19, 2019

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 17, 1991 István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. They are authors of Conifers around the world : conifers of the temperate zones and […]

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Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2019

Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900

hickories

Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900 Alternate Title: Hickory (Carya) Collection with a Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis) in the foreground and Valley Road in the background Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Valley Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1900 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS […]

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Hunnewell Building, winter 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 31, 2019

Hunnewell Building, winter 1970

Hunnewell Building

Hunnewell Building, winter, 1970 Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Hunnewell Building houses our Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, Library and Archives, and Herbarium. It was constructed in 1892 and fully renovated with improved accessibility and structural improvements […]

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Winning design selected for 2019 Lilac Sunday

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
January 31, 2019

Winning design selected for 2019 Lilac Sunday

2019 Lilac Sunday Winner

The Arboretum is pleased to announce that Sara Castellucci of Roslindale, MA, is the 2019 Lilac Sunday logo winner! Sara’s design will be featured on Lilac Sunday T-shirts, signage, and promotional materials, and becomes a part of the Arboretum’s annual celebration and rich history. Competition was stiff. The quantity of submissions was impressive and the […]

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EVERGREEN! Braving the cold

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
January 28, 2019

EVERGREEN! Braving the cold

Conifer Collection

January 20 was the day of our first winter storm, turning every surface to ice, closing our Visitor Center, and forcing the cancellation of that afternoon’s scheduled Family Hike. Sunday, January 27 looked auspicious for a rescheduled hike focused on evergreens, at least that is until clouds and wind picked up. However, one family braved the conditions […]

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Bamboo sprawl

by Jonathan Damery
January 24, 2019

Michael Dosmann to be awarded Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration for 2019

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 21, 2019

Michael Dosmann to be awarded Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration for 2019

Michael Dosmann and a coppiced Acer griseum growing on steep slopes in Chongqing. Photograph by Tony Aiello. Copyright © 2015, President and Fellows of Harvard College; all rights reserved.

Dr. Michael S. Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, has been named the 2019 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration. In an announcement from its headquarters in Hawai‘i, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) recognized Dosmann for his outstanding contributions to botanical exploration and horticulture. […]

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Pencil, paper, and the Nature Journal Workshop

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
January 15, 2019

Pencil, paper, and the Nature Journal Workshop

Regina Gardner Milan

Last Saturday’s (January 12) frigid temperatures found eight young artists gathering indoors—to explore the outdoors—in a Nature Journal Workshop at the Arnold Arboretum with exhibiting artist Regina Gardner Milan. Participating students ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old encountered tables displaying collections of leaves, acorns, pods, shells, even a rodent skull, along with […]

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Looking ahead to a botanically rich new year

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 3, 2019

Looking ahead to a botanically rich new year

Tsuga diversifolia

With so much to be thankful for—extraordinary plants, a magnificent landscape, devoted colleagues, and a passionate community of friends of the Arnold Arboretum—I wish all of you a joyous new year, filled with the wonderment of nature. From the depths of winter dormancy, I have chosen one of my favorite memories (among many) of 2018: […]

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