An expedition at the Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
June 30, 2020

Explore the Arboretum with Expeditions

by Amy Heuer, Visitor Engagement Fellow
June 20, 2020

Explore the Arboretum with Expeditions

Amy Heuer and metasequoia

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 […]

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Expeditions: our new mobile app

by Danny Schissler, Associate Project Manager
June 9, 2020

Expeditions: our new mobile app

Expeditions app screen

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 […]

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E. H. Wilson’s search for Davidia involucrata

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 27, 2018

E. H. Wilson’s search for Davidia involucrata

Dove tree

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 […]

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Moso wizard, Yunnan China 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 15, 2016

Moso wizard, Yunnan China 1922

Moso wizard, Yunnan China 1922

[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 […]

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Plant Collecting in the Republic of Georgia: Part 1

by Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture
October 8, 2016

Plant Collecting in the Republic of Georgia: Part 1

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 […]

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