A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 10, 2018

A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

Culture Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum represents a vital cultural resource for Boston and New England, both as a historical landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and as a center for the study and appreciation of our natural heritage. Through outreach programs for adults and childen alike, the Arboretum inspires the public to engage with the Arboretum’s collections […]

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Housework for nesting birds

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
May 24, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 9, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

Spirit Book #99 by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, and be a part of the mission to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind.  Over the next few months (the exhibit is on view until […]

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Brookline students showcase botanical illustrations at the Arnold Arboretum

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
December 18, 2017

Brookline students showcase botanical illustrations at the Arnold Arboretum

Brookline High Student - Sketching

Drawing for Understanding in Field Science is an innovative course for high school students that combines natural science and visual art. Developed at Brookline High School with a grant from The 21st Century Fund, the course helps students study and understand the natural world through observational drawing. The students’ botanical illustration projects are currently on […]

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Why is There a Shopping Cart in the Visitor Center?

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 1, 2017

Why is There a Shopping Cart in the Visitor Center?

Shopping Cart_Visitor Center

Shopping Cart (2016) by John C. Anderson Stop by our Visitor Center to check out a sculpture created by Roslindale artist John C. Anderson, titled In the Future We Will Build Our Shopping Carts Out of Sticks and Twigs in Order to Stock Up on The Bones of Our Children. In crafting a true-to-scale replica […]

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Front façade of the Hunnewell Building, Racz and Debreczy, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 17, 2015

Front façade of the Hunnewell Building, Racz and Debreczy, 1991

Front façade of the Hunnewell Building, Racz and Debreczy, 1991

Hunnewell Building, winter, 1991 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States January 1, 1991 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. […]

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Meet John Jack in our Visitor Center

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 27, 2013

Meet John Jack in our Visitor Center

Library Leaves Blog

As part of recent improvements in the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center, the library will now mount temporary exhibits in two new display cases. We are excited to showcase our archival holdings and celebrate the history of the Arnold Arboretum and botanical education. In the Visitor Center reading area, we also feature a rotating selection of […]

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