The stunning fall color of the golden larch may be admired in three Arboretum locations: an old grove near the Walter Street Gate, a younger grouping on Peters Hill, and a lone specimen on the back side of Bussey Hill.
The moist and moldering days of fall are upon us: wet leaves trodden into the soil, fleshy fruits turning to muck in the garden. These are weeks of surrender and senescence, although in another sense, these are weeks ripe with potential. It makes me think fondly of children’s books that I grew up with, featuring […]
As beautiful autumn days filled with bright sunshine and colorful leaves rapidly come to a close, the Arboretum horticulture crew works hard throughout November to prepare for winter. It’s easy to imagine the Arboretum’s large landscape that is filled with trees, shrubs, and vines makes for many leaves falling and covering the ground at this […]
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 […]
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.
Staff from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and colleagues from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium are embarking this fall on a plant collecting trip in the Appalachian Mountains region, the conservation partnership’s first expedition in North America in its 30-year history. Our intrepid explorers—Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, Propagator Sean Halloran, and Living […]
The Arnold Arboretum is not alone in experiencing a “mast” year for acorns, which has implications both for wildlife and for forest ecosystems, according to Keeper of the Living Collections Michael Dosmann. Read more in the Boston Globe.
In October, students from around Boston return to our landscape as our fall school programs begin. For over three decades, the Arnold Arboretum has offered free science programs for pre-school and elementary students from Greater Boston’s public schools as a part of our educational mission. Our Field Studies Experiences emphasize inquiry and hands-on learning with […]