Enhancing our urban ecosystem

by Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener I
March 29, 2019

Enhancing our urban ecosystem

perennial planting peters hill

By Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener I   At the Arnold Arboretum, we continuously strive to increase the health of our plant collections, improve the aesthetics of our landscape, and support and enhance ecosystem health across our 281 acres of urban greenspace. We do this by thinking critically about landscape […]

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Chris Howkins, Heathlands, and the Natural History of Britain

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 11, 2017

Chris Howkins, Heathlands, and the Natural History of Britain

Gorse, Broom, and Heathlands

In addition to our archives, photographs, rare floras, and journals, the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library holds a variety of natural history monographs, including plant lore. Plant lore is a cultural and mythological study, which examines the historical human relationship with its natural habitat, which is a central tenet of the human-plant connection. The utility of […]

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Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 29, 2016

Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners

Deep-Rooted Wisdom

Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners by Augustus Jenkins Farmer Augustus Jenkins Farmer started gardening in the third grade in a corner of the family farm filled with rocks, scrap metal, and crinum and spider lilies. He was free to dig, transplant, and design in any way he wanted by making do […]

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