Tree Mob™! Rockery Revelations

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
August 11, 2016

Arnold Arboretum 2016 Hunnewell Interns

Tree Mob™! Rockery Revelations

2016 Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Project
Rockery Revelations
Thursday, August 11 at 3:00pm

The Arboretum’s 2016 Isabella Welles Hunnewell Interns just completed their group project, an annual requirement for our horticultural training program. This year’s project focused on the outcrops of puddingstone along Valley Road known as the Rockery. Their assignment was to propose development of this area with clear direction for collections expansion, horticultural management, and aesthetic improvements. They created a vision and mission for the space as both an area with unique growing conditions for showcasing scree-loving plants and a compelling destination for visitors. Join several of the interns at the Rockery to learn about their proposal and what they discovered as they researched the history of the site, tapped Sargent’s vision, and considered the list of plants targeted to expand the living collections of the Arboretum as part of the Campaign for the Living Collections. Meet at Acc. #16865*D, dwarf chestnut oak (Quercus prinoides) on Thursday, August 11 at 3:00pm.

Parking: Park on Bussey Street and enter through the Bussey Street Gate. Walk to the intersection with Valley Road and to the Rockery.

Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and walk uphill on South Street. Pass the State Laboratory Institute on the right. Just beyond that property, enter through the Beech Path Gate and head west on Beech Path, then downhill to Valley Road. Or take Blackwell Footpath to South Street Gate to Valley Road.

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