A very old pair of highbush blueberries

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
June 30, 2020

A very old pair of highbush blueberries

Flowers of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

The Explorers Garden is filled with the greatest hits of the Arnold Arboretum and its history of bringing magnificent woody plants from around the northern hemisphere to Boston. Showstoppers abound at every turn: the two oldest Franklin trees (Franklinia alatamaha) on the planet (accessioned in 1905), the large patch of royal azaleas (Rhododendron schlippenbachii, some […]

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Kalmia latifolia

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
June 22, 2020

Black Lives Matter

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
June 16, 2020

A living treasure in Boston

by Nell Porter Brown for the Harvard Gazette
June 14, 2020

Preparing for a drier future

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 1, 2020

Preparing for a drier future

Jed and Emma install automated system in the Explorers Garden

Major donor-funded initiative to safeguard collections from prolonged drought by Jon Hetman, Associate Director of External Relations and Communications   What does it take to grow and sustain Harvard’s tree museum for research, horticulture, and education in the twenty-first century? Since becoming director in 2011, William (Ned) Friedman has become increasingly concerned with this question, […]

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Spectacular spruce cones in spring

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 17, 2020

How to save summer 2020

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 27, 2020

Why the Arboretum remains open

by John Laidler, Gazette Correspondent
April 23, 2020

Leaves have teeth too

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 18, 2020

Keep parks open. The benefits of fresh air outweigh the risks of infection.

by William (Ned) Friedman, Joseph G. Allen, and Marc Lipsitch
April 13, 2020