Visitors this summer will notice a few improvements to bicycle infrastructure in our landscape. Although these changes have been in the works for months, improving accessibility for cyclists could not have come at a better time due to a pandemic-associated increase of bike purchases and riders citywide. As more and more people rely on bikes […]
Join Steve Schneider, the Director of Operations and Public Programs at the Arnold Arboretum and curator of the Bonsai & Penjing Collection, for the first installment in a series of behind-the-scenes videos focused on the Arnold Arboretum’s Bonsai & Penjing Collection. In this video, learn about the cold storage facilities, where the dwarfed plants spend […]
Annual spring event will not be held to promote safe social distancing on Mother’s Day In keeping with CDC and Harvard COVID-19 guidelines for large gatherings, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is canceling Lilac Sunday 2020. All formal activities such as tours, family crafts and science, and performances scheduled for Sunday, May 10 […]
Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman is among the scientists calling for cities to seek a balance between keeping people safe and allowing access to urban parks and green spaces. Read more in The New York Times.
An interview with the Arboretum’s director spotlights best practices for keeping outdoor spaces like the Arboretum open to offer relief from the stress of the health crisis, and how to stay safe when visiting. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
An op-ed by three Harvard Professors including Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman makes a scientific case for parks, botanical gardens, and arboreta to remain open, albeit with public cooperation for distancing and safety. Read more in the Washington Post.
Spring has arrived, and we’re seeing a noticeable uptick in visitors at the Arnold Arboretum, even as the COVID-19 emergency has changed the ways we are all interacting for the sake of public health and safety. Providing our community with a beautiful and safe place to exercise, relax, and pursue well-being is central to our […]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response To everyone in the extended community of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, we want to assure you we are monitoring the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) emergency in close coordination with officials at Harvard University and the City of Boston. Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of all […]