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Guided Tour – Walking Postscript: Revisiting Plants from the Bulletin of Popular Information

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor, Arnoldia

Thursday, June 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building

In 1911, Charles Sprague Sargent, the founding director of the Arnold Arboretum, began writing a serialized pamphlet titled the Bulletin of Popular Information, in which he described flowering and fruiting displays at the Arboretum. Because Sargent often focused on plants newly arrived from expeditions to Asia and elsewhere, many of his descriptions provided the first horticultural comparisons between species that had never been grown in the same garden. On this tour, Damery will revisit plants mentioned throughout Sargent's sixteen years with the Bulletin, comparing the young plants in Sargent's descriptions to the venerable specimens they have become. Special consideration will be paid to plant phenology, examining whether climate change has caused the plants to flower earlier than Sargent noted.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, registration requested.

Organizer

Arnold Arboretum
Phone:
617-384-5209
Email:
arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website:
http://arboretum.harvard.edu

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Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
Not for profit or community group
Email (will not be used for public posting)
arbweb@harvard.edu

Venue

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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