Rediscovering the Glenn Dale azaleas

by Devika Jaikumar
July 6, 2020

Remembering Richard Weaver

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

Rediscovering Rhododendron Dell, Part 2

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
June 5, 2020

Developing an Exemplary Collection: A Vision for the Next Century at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
June 3, 2020

Rediscovering Rhododendron Dell, Part 1

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
June 3, 2020

Rediscovering Rhododendron Dell, Part 1

First page of article from Arnoldia issue 70-4

One hundred forty years ago, a triumphant rhododendron show bloomed on the Boston Common. For a nominal fee, attendees were ushered under tents where plants from private collections, including those of Arnold Arboretum director Charles S. Sargent and the event’s sponsor, H. H. Hunnewell, were arranged. Rhododendron hybrids imported from Anthony Waterer (Knap Hill Nursery, […]

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A curatorial check-up with the Class of 2018

by Kathryn Richardson, Curatorial Assistant
April 16, 2020

A curatorial check-up with the Class of 2018

Each year our curation staff complete a comprehensive review of all the plants accessioned two years before (in this case, 2018)—just to triple check that no information was missing, nothing was misspelled, and that all loose ends were tied. You may ask “Why 2018 when this is an annual review? Why the two-year gap?” Simply […]

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Keeping up with inventory through virtual fieldchecks

by Rachel Lawlor, Curatorial Assistant
April 13, 2020

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti, 1973

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 31, 2020

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti, 1973

Interns and Bob Famiglietti 1973

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti (Horticultural Technologist, 1973-2001?), 1973 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 1973 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by […]

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Green Team explores green jobs

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
July 29, 2019

Green Team explores green jobs

Bob Ervin with Green Team

Recently the Arnold Arboretum hosted fifteen youths and two program leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team Summer Program. Operated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy with support from Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, the program employs Boston resident teens (ages 15-18) who work 25 hours per week for six weeks involving park […]

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Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 22, 2019

Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

mapping at the Arnold Arboretum

From the original Frederick Law Olmsted paper map imagining “Harvard’s Arboretum” to advanced satellite navigation systems that track our landscape on your desktop or mobile device, mapping is fundamental to documenting our 281-acre landscape and plant collections. Historical maps highlight our legacy of plant exploration and depict the development of the Arboretum, including a grid […]

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