A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 2

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 16, 2019

Engaging people with plants – PPP2019

by Alun Salt
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957 Alternate Title: Dawson Pond nearly dry after a summer drought Photographer unknown Dawson Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1957 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Dawson Pond, located at the intersection of Meadow and Bussey Hill Roads, is named after Jackson […]

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Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 29, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969 Alternate Title: Precipitation gauge from the Arnold Arboretum weather station Photograph by Alfred James Fordham (1911-2000, American) Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States July 1969 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Alfred Fordham came to the Arnold Arboretum as a student […]

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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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Eminent panicle hydrangeas

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
July 15, 2019

Eminent panicle hydrangeas

panicle hydrangea flowers

There are certain times of the year when the Arnold Arboretum must be inhaled to round out the full experience. Right now, different parts of the Arboretum are dominated by aromatic compounds volatilizing from the flowers of linden trees (Tilia spp.) and the magnificent panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata). With temperatures high and the sun intense, […]

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Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 12, 2019

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910 Alternate Title: Flower Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876-1930, American, English July 14, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It […]

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Community connection for science and nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 1, 2019

Community connection for science and nature

Public Programs Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre museum of living plants, and summer is the perfect time to explore. From learning about important topics in classes and lectures, to engaging volunteer programs that build knowledge and community, to opportunities that promote health and well being outdoors: the Arboretum strives to cultivate a deeper appreciation of nature […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 21, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927 Alternate Title: Puddingstone outcrops and buttressed hemlock (Tsuga) trunk on the slope of Hemlock Hill Photograph by Jan Tijs Peiter Bijhouwer, ca. 1927, Dutch [photographer] Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States September 6, 1927 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Hemlock […]

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Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 13, 2019

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979 Alternate Title: Willow Path through the Maple (Acer) Collection Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Willow Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1979 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library in 1970, and […]

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