Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 4, 2019

Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

Ned Friedman at P4K

William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, is among the featured guests and plenary lecturers at The Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival in San Sebastián, Spain. Professor Friedman delivered a lecture entitled “Who dicovered evolution” at the collective celebration of learning and curiosity, […]

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Torreya Sargentii seeds, China 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2019

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 3, 2019

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

Pterocarya stenoptera. Arboretum Aubonne, Switzerland

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae Since 2015 an extension of the Project Zelkova has been elaborated in order to explore and protect other genera and families of relict trees. The main focus is put on the genus Pterocarya and on the family Juglandaceae. The genus Pterocarya has six extant species with similar disjunctions as in […]

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A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 31, 2019

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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Hydrangea at Basong Hu, China, 2000

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 28, 2019

Leafing through Glass Flowers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 22, 2019

Tower Hill: The First Twenty-Five Years

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 25, 2019

Tower Hill: The First Twenty-Five Years

Tower Hill

Tower Hill: The first Twenty-Five Years by John W. Trexler Tower Hill: The First Twenty-five Years traces the metamorphosis of a venerable urban horticultural institution, the Worcester County Horticultural Society (WCHS) into Tower Hill Botanic Garden which opened in 1986. Located in Boylston, Massachusetts, Tower Hill was a radical departure from its horticultural antecedent, situated […]

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Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2018

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998 Photograph by David E. Boufford, (1941- ) Rubu, Daocheng Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China July 6, 1998 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. David Boufford is a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University Herbaria, a visiting scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, and […]

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Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 20, 2018

Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature

Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature BBC Radio Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), today a largely unknown figure, is one of the giants of natural science. He devised the formal Latin binomial (two-part) naming system we use to classify all life forms. This BBC podcast is a panel discussion with moderator Quentin Cooper, botanist Dr. Sandra Knapp (Natural History […]

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Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America doesn’t know anymore

by Douglas Belkin for The Wall Street Journal
August 15, 2018