Lilac Path with women in coats and hats standing in the foreground, 1926

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 5, 2016

Lilac Path with women in coats and hats standing in the foreground, 1926

Lilacs, spring, Lilac Path, 1926

Lilacs, spring, Lilac Path, 1926 Alternate Title: Lilac Path with women in coats and hats standing in the foreground Photograph by Walter R. Merryman (ca. 1926, American) Lilac Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1926 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. As we prepare to celebrate […]

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Celebrate Lilac Sunday on May 8th

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
April 28, 2016

Behind the Scenes of Lilac Sunday

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
April 13, 2016

Dana Greenhouses in Winter, 1980 by Jack Alexander

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 4, 2016

Dana Greenhouses in Winter, 1980 by Jack Alexander

Dana Greenhouses

Greenhouses, winter, Dana Greenhouses, 1980 Alternate Title: Greenhouses and headhouse Photograph by John H. Alexander (American) Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. John “Jack” Herbert Alexander III is Plant Propagator at the Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum. Jack […]

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Simmons Interns In The Archives

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 20, 2016

Simmons Interns In The Archives

Lilac Sunday collection

For many years, the library has been very lucky to have a number of Simmons students from the School of Library and Information Sciences come intern with us. Students are placed at the Arboretum through their introductory archive classes, where they must finish a number of hours to receive course credit. Multiple projects have been […]

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Syringa x chinensis ‘Lilac Sunday’

by Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia
May 8, 2015

Syringa x chinensis ‘Lilac Sunday’

Syringa 'Lilac Sunday'

‘Lilac Sunday’ (the lilac) was named in honor of Lilac Sunday (the event), an annual celebration of the Arboretum’s extensive and beautiful lilac (Syringa) collection. This Arboretum-introduced Chinese lilac cultivar is a floriferous fountain of bloom, its branches loaded with fragrant pale purple flowers each spring. Read more about the selection and introduction of ‘Lilac […]

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Enjoy Lilac Sunday on May 10

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 9, 2015

It’s lilac time again!

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 22, 2014

Celebrate Lilac Sunday 2014 on May 11

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 11, 2014

Lilac Sunday launch for Arboretum Explorer

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 8, 2013

Lilac Sunday launch for Arboretum Explorer

Last May on Lilac Sunday, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introduced visitors and online audiences to two mobile applications for mapping and sharing information on the Arboretum’s living plant collections—Mobile Interactive Map (MIM) and Arboretum Navigator. Following a year of rigorous testing and evaluation, the Arboretum has combined the best attributes of both in […]

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