A new app called Expeditions offers visitors with a mobile device a broader experience with notable plants and the history of plant exploration while walking through the Arnold Arboretum. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
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 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.
At Weld Hill, the Arboretum is constructing its third and largest solar project, with nearly 1,300 solar panels bringing renewable energy to its advanced research and teaching facility. Read more in the Harvard Gazette
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.
Although our greenhouse managers Tiffany and Kea have gone into the field on many occasions, this fall was their first exclusively female expedition, marking a turning point for both the Arboretum and women in science. Harvard Gazette»
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 […]
More than 1,000 people were in attendance as the Arnold Arboretum’s rolling landscape and Fujiko Nakaya’s climate-responsive fog sculpture set the stage for a twilight performance of Shakespeare’s famed political thriller, Macbeth.