Stop and smell the ginkgo seeds

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 4, 2017

Stop and smell the ginkgo seeds

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When I look at these pictures, I can practically smell them! And my hope is that you will take my advice and go smell for yourself. Because, no one can be said to truly know the ginkgo without experiencing the aroma of the seeds right about now. Ginkgo biloba is dioecious, with separate seed-bearing trees and […]

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Tracing the Evolution of Form and Function

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 11, 2017

Tracing the Evolution of Form and Function

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As a pioneering botanical institution with nearly 150 years of observed data on plants and their development, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has long championed the study of the formal attributes that distinguish plant species from one another. With an advanced center for plant research now within sight of the collections at Weld Hill, […]

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The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 17, 2016

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration by Christabel King Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and […]

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Summer course highlighted

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 23, 2015