Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 25, 2018

Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

Artist Fujiko Nakaya

This summer, expect intermittent fog to roll in daily on the hillside next to the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center. Beginning August 11 and extending to October 31, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be one of five sites along Boston’s Emerald Necklace to feature a “fog sculpture” by renowned artist Fujiko Nakaya. Part of […]

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The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

by Guest Writer: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, Artist and Author
May 9, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

Spirit Book #99 by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, and be a part of the mission to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind.  Over the next few months (the exhibit is on view until […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 16, 2018

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936 Alternate Title: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) in the side of the Hunnewell Building Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1936 On Thursday, May 3, join horticulturalist Jen Kettell for The Straight Talk on Hydrangeas. Her talk begins at 6:00pm and will include a walk […]

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Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 16, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 9, 2017 Larissa noticed the morning moon and jet stream perfectly framed in the clear sky above The Hunnewell Building, and shot the moment with her phone. The library staff member couldn’t resist sharing the […]

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Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 25, 2017

Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989

Albizzia julibrissin

Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 13, 1989 Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest-traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers of the early twentieth century. In 1918, Wilson collected seeds of Albizia juibrissin in […]

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A small grab bag of early August in the Arnold Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
August 15, 2017

A small grab bag of early August in the Arnold Arboretum

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The lianoid Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla, 43-92*C; left image), growing on the fence around the garage at the Hunnewell Building, is still putting out tender new leaves. The curve in the young stem tells the tale of a plant seeking out structures to curl around for support. The wonderful mass of buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis var. […]

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Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 13, 2017

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986 Alternate Title: Hunnewell Building with a Cucumbertree Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata H) in the foreground Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 31, 1986 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata) is the largest of all magnolia […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 22, 2017

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993 Alternate Title: Front façade of the Hunnewell Building showing the newly renovated steps Photograph by William Patterson Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1993 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Hunnewell Building is located at the Main Entrance […]

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Roads, summer, Meadow Road, 1975

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 25, 2016

Roads, summer, Meadow Road, 1975

Roads, summer, Meadow Road, 1975

Roads, summer, Meadow Road, ca. 1975 Photographer unknown Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1975 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Also be sure to visit The Arboretum Through Time, which records the evolution of the Arnold Arboretum’s landscape and its […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, parking area, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 11, 2016

Hunnewell Building, summer, parking area, 1980

Hunnewell Building

Hunnewell Building, summer, parking area, 1980 Alternate Title: Parking area at the rear of the Hunnewell Building with the Herbarium wing in the right Photograph by Barth Hamberg Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. […]

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