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.
New mobile application debuts for summer exploration by Amy Heuer, Visitor Engagement Fellow Visitors to the Arboretum will discover a whole new way to interact with the Arnold Arboretum and its renowned collection of plants—Expeditions, a mobile application, debuts just in time for summer exploration. In 2014, the Arboretum debuted Other Order, a mobile […]
Expeditions: the Arboretum’s new mobile app Expeditions is the Arboretum’s mobile app. This free app helps users to explore the 281 acres of the Arboretum’s landscape. Featuring over 60 plants and sites, Expeditions shares stories about botany, horticulture, conservation, and Arboretum history through photos, text, and audio segments. The app tells the story of 150 […]
Each year, the Explorer’s Garden is a riot of white when the Davidia involucrata, or dove trees, are in bloom. Before his employment at the Arboretum, a young Englishman named Ernest Henry Wilson was hired in 1899 by the Veitch Nursery firm to collect plants in China. In particular he was tasked with bringing back […]
[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Man in native dress performing religious dance Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China September 1922 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in […]
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has launched a 10-year initiative to expand and refine our collections of living plants–The Campaign for the Living Collections. This cross-institutional effort focused on plant exploration, collection, and production aims to enhance the Arboretum’s resources for research and conservation. Arnold Arboretum Manager of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski and Director of Operations Stephen Schneider just returned from […]