A celebration of spring, Lilac Sunday arrives May 13

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 20, 2018

A celebration of spring, Lilac Sunday arrives May 13

2018 winning design by Julie Pritchard

Lilac Sunday celebrates 110 years in Boston with events from 10am–3pm Pack a picnic…it’s Lilac Sunday! For 110 years, families have made the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University a premier destination to welcome the arrival of the flowering season in Boston. The annual observance of Lilac Sunday—this year celebrated on Sunday, May 13—centers on the […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 16, 2018

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936 Alternate Title: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) in the side of the Hunnewell Building Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1936 On Thursday, May 3, join horticulturalist Jen Kettell for The Straight Talk on Hydrangeas. Her talk begins at 6:00pm and will include a walk […]

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Cryptomeria fever

by Jonathan Damery
April 6, 2018

Prunus lannesiana f. albida Japan, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 6, 2018

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 29, 2018

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945 [Title from recto of mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States September 1945 Tilia tomentosa, also known as silver linden in the United States and silver lime in the United Kingdom, is a species of flowering plant in the family […]

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Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 19, 2018

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Conifer Collection in the snow Photograph by Howard, Heman Arthur, American Conifer Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 3, 1966 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Herman Howard joined the Arnold Arboretum staff in 1929 […]

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Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

Picea x notha 13406-A

Three consecutive nor’easters in March left their mark on the renowned tree collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, with some 30 Arboretum accessions lost or slated for removal due to major damage. The most devastating of the three storms at the Arboretum was the first, Winter Storm Riley, which slammed Boston and much […]

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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in the snow, 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2018

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in the snow, 2018

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Photograph by Larissa Glasser (197?-), American Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA March 8, 2018 Sometimes catching a moment in our landscape is a matter of opportunity and timing. With the lingering morning snow still fresh, the only sign of human intervention was the well-plowed Meadow Road (thanks to our Grounds crew). […]

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Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2018

Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

Sciadopitys vericillata [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Two tree trunks with a man standing in between and a wooden fence and building behind Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Chuzenji, Lake, Tochigi, Japan August 10, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. In April 1886, John […]

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Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2018

Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

Sciadopitys verticillata Japan [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) American, English Koya-san, Kii province, Hondo, Japan. December 3, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the most prolific, renowned, and farthest traveled plant […]

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