Championing sustainability and renewable energy

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 11, 2019

Championing sustainability and renewable energy

Sustainability Dig Deeper

Embodying a unique partnership between Harvard University and the City of Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is committed to helping both entities build resiliency in the face of climate change and reach carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Projects toward this goal over the past decade have included modernizing upgrades at the Hunnewell Building and Dana […]

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Workshop participants drawn to the Arboretum

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
July 16, 2019

Workshop participants drawn to the Arboretum

Participant in Paul Olson drawing workshop

What do Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Candolleana’, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’, and Cedrus deodara ‘Shalimar’ have in common? Besides sharing the landscape in front of the Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building, all were the objects of attention this past Saturday in a two-hour drawing workshop. Exhibiting artist Paul Olson led an overflow group of excited and budding […]

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Hunnewell Building, winter 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 31, 2019

Hunnewell Building, winter 1970

Hunnewell Building

Hunnewell Building, winter, 1970 Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Hunnewell Building houses our Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, Library and Archives, and Herbarium. It was constructed in 1892 and fully renovated with improved accessibility and structural improvements […]

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Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from The Meadow, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 16, 2018

Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from The Meadow, 2017

Toad

Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from the meadow, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts May 19, 2017 Larissa (Library Assistant) had finished parking her Jeep when she happened to look down at some movement on the ground. The amphibian seemed to be resting and calm. Larissa was hesitant […]

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Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 2, 2018

Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

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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Liriodendron tulipifera outside Hunnewell Building, 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 24, 2018

Liriodendron tulipifera outside Hunnewell Building, 2018

Liriodendron tulipifera outside Hunnewell Building, 2018

Liriodendron tulipifera x chinense outside Hunnewell Building, 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts July 18, 2018 Michael Dirr describes this hybrid species in his seminal reference work Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Chinese Tuliptree, although listed in most references as smaller in habit (50′), the plants I have observed […]

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The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
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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