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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Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 16, 2019

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Nod Meyer 2005

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 2005 Volunteers and docents have been a vital part of the Arnold Arboretum since the official implementation of our Volunteer Program in 1972, our centennial year. Benefits of these opportunities–open to everyone–include library borrowing […]

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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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Winning design selected for 2019 Lilac Sunday

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
January 31, 2019

Winning design selected for 2019 Lilac Sunday

2019 Lilac Sunday Winner

The Arboretum is pleased to announce that Sara Castellucci of Roslindale, MA, is the 2019 Lilac Sunday logo winner! Sara’s design will be featured on Lilac Sunday T-shirts, signage, and promotional materials, and becomes a part of the Arboretum’s annual celebration and rich history. Competition was stiff. The quantity of submissions was impressive and the […]

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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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Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 14, 2017

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929 Photograph by Susan Delano McKelvey (1883-1964, American) Lake Tahoe, California, United States December 19, 1929 Susan Delano McKelvey was born in 1883 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Bryn Mawr, class of 1906, she married a young attorney, Charles Wylie McKelvey, in 1907. A socialite, cousin of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, […]

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A Month (or More) of Lilacs

by Nancy Rose
May 11, 2017

Focus on Phenology: Captivating Clones

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
May 31, 2016

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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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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