Maple tree trunk with man, Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan. 1914.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 8, 2015

Maple tree trunk with man, Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan. 1914.

Maple tree trunk with man, Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan

Acer pictum Japan Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan August 23, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the most prolific, renowned, and farthest traveled plant explorers associated with The […]

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Bussey Hill Road construction, fall 1890

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 1, 2015

Bussey Hill Road construction, fall 1890

Ground prepared and marked for the construction of Bussey Hill Road

Roads, fall, Bussey Hill Road, construction, 1890 Alternate Title: Ground prepared and marked for the construction of Bussey Hill Road Photograph by Boston Parks Commission, Boston, MA, United States Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States October 1890 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The […]

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Viburnum macrocephalum China, 1908

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 24, 2015

Viburnum macrocephalum China, 1908

Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing

Viburnum macrocephalum China [Title from recto of mount.]   Alternate Title: Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Shanghai, Jiangsu Sheng, China May 4, 1908 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Arnold Arboretum grows […]

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Roads, spring, viburnums, 1903

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 17, 2015

Roads, spring, viburnums, 1903

Black Haws (Viburnum prunifolium) along a Bussy Hill Road with people riding horses in the background

Roads, spring, viburnums, 1903 Alternate Title: Black Haws (Viburnum prunifolium) along a Bussey Hill Road with people riding horses in the background Photograph by Thomas E. Marr (active ca.1890-1910) Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 1903 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The […]

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Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 16, 2015

Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks

Apples of North America

Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks by Tom Burford The apple is one of the most iconic fruits, traditionally picked on cool fall days and used in pies, crisps, and ciders. And there is a vast world of varieties that goes beyond the common grocery store offerings of Red Delicious […]

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The Boston Public Market

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 16, 2015

The Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market The Boston Public Market opened on July 30, 2015. Its mission is to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. At the Boston Public Market, farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New […]

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Viburnum fragrans China, 1915

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 10, 2015

Viburnum fragrans China, 1915

Flowering branch

Viburnum fragrans China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Flowering branch Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China April 26, 1915 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Arnold Arboretum grows nearly 200 viburnums, largely clustered near the Centre Street Gate. Viburnums are shrubs […]

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A naturalist in western China, part two

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 31, 2015

The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 31, 2015

The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry

The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry

The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry by Sarah Dewis Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival work on the publication history of the Gardener’s Magazine (1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their […]

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Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 26, 2015

Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs

On the evening of Wednesday, August 19, a great blue heron frequently seen in the ponds at the Arnold Arboretum was attacked and killed by off-leash dogs. The incident was witnessed by an Arboretum visitor and reported to staff the following day. This shocking and preventable death has deeply affected the Arboretum community, prompting the […]

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