Using art to inspire action

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
September 25, 2019

Boston Ballet dances the night away

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
June 21, 2019

Arboretum gets a solar boost

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 25, 2019

Design course opens students’ eyes to “plant blindness”

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
February 21, 2019

Design course opens students’ eyes to “plant blindness”

GSD arnold arboretum class

For three years now, master’s degree candidates in Field Methods and Living Collections, led by Rosetta S. Elkin and the Arboretum’s William “Ned” Friedman, have used social theory and a methodology that examines plant evolution, morphology, built neighborhoods, and landscape design to address “plant blindness”—the human tendency to take plants for granted, reducing them to a green fuzz in the background.

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Cultivating a wider role for female scientists

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 28, 2018

A conversation with our plant explorers

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 26, 2018

A conversation with our plant explorers

Tiffany preparing a herbarium voucher of Carya texana

Plant collecting is part of the foundational history for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Founded in 1872 by Charles Sprague Sargent in collaboration with landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, expeditions around the world have resulted in a woody plant living collection containing more than 16,000 holdings. The Arboretum’s inventory includes representation from the Far […]

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As a backdrop for the movies, it’s a natural

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 1, 2018

The plot, and the fog, thicken

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 23, 2018

Fog × Macbeth brings Shakespeare to the Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 11, 2018