Remembering Richard Weaver

by Lisa Pearson, Head of Library and Archives
June 11, 2020

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 1, 2020

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

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The Arnold Arboretum serves humanity as a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of the plant kingdom. The Horticultural Library contributes significantly to this mission, stewarding a research collection of some 25,000 volumes on botany, horticulture, urban forestry, and more. The Library also houses the Arnold Arboretum Archives, which preserves and shares the Arboretum’s […]

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Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1964

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 20, 2020

Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1964

Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1964

Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1964 Alternate Title: Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) and a Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var.) beside Meadow Road Photograph by Alfred James Fordham, 1911-2000, American Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 1964 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Alfred Fordham came to the […]

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Juniperus rigida and Pinus densiflora, Korea, 1917

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 27, 2020

Juniperus rigida and Pinus densiflora, Korea, 1917

Juniperus rigida and Pinus densiflora Korea

Juniperus rigida and Pinus densiflora, Korea, 1917 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Temple on right and tree habit with man to left, wooded cliffs behind Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Korea October 16, 1917 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was […]

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Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 31, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970 Alternate Title: Alfred Fordham (left) and George Pride (right) standing beside a bench in greenhouses Photograph by Pamela Bruns Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses opened in 1962 at the […]

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Fall groundwork

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
October 31, 2019

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 8, 2019

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980 Alternate Title: Trillium by Oak Path Photograph by Richard E. Weaver, 1943-, American Oak Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard E. Weaver joined the Arboretum in 1970 as horticultural taxonomist and held various positions […]

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Cracking a shellbark case

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
October 30, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 3, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Franz Urbanek Augarten (now Lužánky), Brno, Czech Republic (fmr. Czechoslovakia) 1905 According to Kim E. Tripp “Considering Cotinus” in Arnoldia 54(2), 1994: “The American smoketree (sometimes known as chittamwood) is arboreal, reaching twenty to thirty-five feet in height. It is generally larger and coarser in character than Cotinus coggygria, and […]

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The umbrellas of Jamaica Plain

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 12, 2018

The umbrellas of Jamaica Plain

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In 1861, Dr. George Rogers Hall of Rhode Island sent the first shipment of living plants from Japan to New England. Consigned to Harvard historian and horticulturist Francis Parkman, the plants were cultivated with great success in his garden in Jamaica Plain. Hall returned from Yokohama a year later, bringing more plants with him. Some […]

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