Bonsai trees outside Weld Hill Building, 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 31, 2018

Bonsai trees outside Weld Hill Building, 2018

Bonsai trees outside Weld Hill Building, 2018

Bonsai trees outside Weld Hill Building, 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Weld Hill Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA May 22, 2018 On the occasion of a late May visit to Arnold Arboretum by delegates from The Chengdu Institute of Biology (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Wilson Botanical Garden (Chengdu), and Huanglong Nature Reserve, Arboretum Director […]

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Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 8, 2017

Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

Greenhouses, spring, Dana Greenhouses interior, 1962 Alternate Title: Trees from the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection in winter storage in the Cold Storage Unit Photographer unknown Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 26, 1962 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses […]

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Repotting Bertha

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 16, 2015

Saluting a Paragon of Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 6, 2014

Saluting a Paragon of Plants

Peter Del Tredici

Arboretum Senior Scientist Peter Del Tredici Retires I consider ‘weed’ to be a politically incorrect term. There is no biological definition of the term weed. It’s really a value judgment. —Peter Del Tredici [from Boston Globe] Throughout its 140-year history, the Arnold Arboretum has advanced our understanding of biodiversity through the work of some of […]

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The gendered history of the Arnold Arboretum

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 22, 2013

The gendered history of the Arnold Arboretum

Dr Hu at Harvard 1987

Displays in the Visitor Center at the Arnold Arboretum read like a historical timeline of distinguished men who made the institution what it is today. Portraits of figures such as the Arboretum’s Founding Director, Charles Sprague Sargent, and the famous collector of East Asian and North American plants, E. H. Wilson, grace the walls alongside […]

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Arboretum celebrates Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection centennial

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 24, 2013

Arboretum celebrates Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection centennial

compact hinoki cypress

Among the oldest surviving bonsai in America, the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection is a beloved treasure of the Arnold Arboretum and Boston. The centennial of the collection’s 1913 arrival in America is being celebrated by a class and theme tours at the Arboretum, and a special exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Festivities begin Saturday, […]

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