The Lilacs of the Arnold Arboretum: A Season of Bloom

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 10, 2020

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 25, 2019

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988 Alternate Title: Lilacs (Syringa) beside Bussey Hill Road in the second year of the lilac restoration project Photograph by István Racz, Hungarian August 1988 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. On May 25, 1908, when the Boston Daily Globe published the headline “LILAC SUNDAY AT […]

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Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitza Mosky’ Arnold Arboretum, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 7, 2019

Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitza Mosky’ Arnold Arboretum, 1989

lilacs 1989

Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitza Mosky’ Arnold Arboretum, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 25, 1989 As we prepare to celebrate Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum on Sunday, May 12, 2019, we are happy to feature classic and contemporary images of our Lilac Collection […]

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A celebration of spring, Lilac Sunday arrives May 13

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 20, 2018

A celebration of spring, Lilac Sunday arrives May 13

2018 winning design by Julie Pritchard

Lilac Sunday celebrates 110 years in Boston with events from 10am–3pm Pack a picnic…it’s Lilac Sunday! For 110 years, families have made the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University a premier destination to welcome the arrival of the flowering season in Boston. The annual observance of Lilac Sunday—this year celebrated on Sunday, May 13—centers on the […]

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The Arnold Arboretum’s love affair with lilacs returns

by Mayeesha Galiba for The Boston Globe
May 8, 2017