An Arboretum workshop with Climate Creatives founder Susan Israel on Saturday, September 28 offers a community forum on how individuals can move in creative ways on climate change. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
The Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre museum of living plants, and summer is the perfect time to explore. From learning about important topics in classes and lectures, to engaging volunteer programs that build knowledge and community, to opportunities that promote health and well being outdoors: the Arboretum strives to cultivate a deeper appreciation of nature […]
The Arboretum and the forest-like landscape of its linden collection provided the perfect setting for the Boston Ballet to shoot a promotional spot for its season opener, ‘Giselle’ and its ghost-filled, romantic milieu of medieval Germany.
The Living Collections of the Arnold Arboretum represent an unparalleled resource for appreciating and understanding our natural world. Our Collections Campaign is a 10-year initiative to expand and enhance the collections as global change poses serious threats to biodiversity. Beyond annual expeditions to collect and preserve germplasm for study and conservation, staff have also focused […]
The Arnold Arboretum represents a vital cultural resource for Boston and New England, both as a historical landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and as a center for the study and appreciation of our natural heritage. Through outreach programs for adults and childen alike, the Arboretum inspires the public to engage with the Arboretum’s collections […]
Due to continuous episodes of burglary and vandalism, the Arnold Arboretum has permanently removed all outdoor donation boxes from its landscape. Thieves dismantled the five locked boxes originally located at entrance gates and along Arboretum roadways several times over the past two years, and seemingly escalated their efforts this spring. Although the boxes were duly […]
With spring approaching, Arnold Arboretum visitors can look forward to plants breaking dormancy to produce buds, flowers, leaves, and fruit during the growing season. Scientists can investigate the timing of life cycle events (phenology) to gain a better understanding of how climate change is affecting plants and ecosystems. Analysis of this kind requires gathering observations […]
On the evening of Wednesday, August 19, a great blue heron frequently seen in the ponds at the Arnold Arboretum was attacked and killed by off-leash dogs. The incident was witnessed by an Arboretum visitor and reported to staff the following day. This shocking and preventable death has deeply affected the Arboretum community, prompting the […]