Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 31, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970 Alternate Title: Alfred Fordham (left) and George Pride (right) standing beside a bench in greenhouses Photograph by Pamela Bruns Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses opened in 1962 at the […]

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Championing sustainability and renewable energy

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 11, 2019

Championing sustainability and renewable energy

Sustainability Dig Deeper

Embodying a unique partnership between Harvard University and the City of Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is committed to helping both entities build resiliency in the face of climate change and reach carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Projects toward this goal over the past decade have included modernizing upgrades at the Hunnewell Building and Dana […]

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Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 29, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969 Alternate Title: Precipitation gauge from the Arnold Arboretum weather station Photograph by Alfred James Fordham (1911-2000, American) Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States July 1969 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Alfred Fordham came to the Arnold Arboretum as a student […]

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Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 28, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919 Alternate Title: Greenhouse and cold frame at the Orchard Street facility Photograph by Thomas E. Marr, active ca.1890-1910, American Orchard and Prince Street Greenhouse and Nursery, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1919 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Propagation facilities at Arnold Arboretum […]

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Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 16, 2019

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Nod Meyer 2005

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 2005 Volunteers and docents have been a vital part of the Arnold Arboretum since the official implementation of our Volunteer Program in 1972, our centennial year. Benefits of these opportunities–open to everyone–include library borrowing […]

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Generating and Renewing a Living Collection

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 13, 2018

Generating and Renewing a Living Collection

propagation dig deeper

For accessioned plants at the Arnold Arboretum, life begins at the Dana Greenhouses. From testing how to coax seeds of novel species to germinate, to re-propagating plant lineages important to history and research, propagation keeps our Living Collections in continuous renewal. The Arboretum carefully documents plant production activities, protocols, and experiments, providing vital historical information […]

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Plant Collecting in the Wisconsin Wilds – Part 2

by Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production
September 6, 2017

Plant Collecting in the Wisconsin Wilds – Part 2

Kyle Port taking Betula pumila GPS coordinates

I write this after just returning to Boston from our expedition to Wisconsin and opening a box of hand-carried plants and seeds at the Arboretum’s Dana Greenhouses. It was incredibly fulfilling to view the work that Plant Production staff had already put into cleaning, counting, and accessioning the Wisconsin seed. The time that Kyle and […]

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Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 20, 2017

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895 Alternate Title: 1090 Centre Street nursery looking towards Bussey Hill 1090 Centre Street, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1895 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Jackson Dawson (1841-1916), our first superintendent and propagator, had previously built a “tiny […]

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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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Minute plants at the Arnold Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 3, 2017