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April 2019

Saturday Forest Bathing

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Arnold Arboretum, Bussey St. Gate, Bussey Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$25 – $35

2nd & 4th Saturdays in April and May, 9:00am-11:00am Tam Willey, Certified Forest Therapy Guide Location: Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan.  From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community. This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a…

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Centre/South Community CleanUp

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
South Street Mall, South Street and Carolina Ave.
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Free

JP Centre/South Main Streets is planning our next Community CleanUp on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We need volunteers to help us plant flowers at the South Street Tennis Courts, and then clean along Centre and South Streets. Tools and gloves will be provided, but we welcome you to bring your own. (RAIN DATE IS APRIL 28.)

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Census Challenge! – Biodiversity Sampling

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, April 28 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm  Location: North Woods This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others. Census Challenge will test your categorizing and observational skills. Join us in the North Woods and help us catalog the diversity of living organisms found in a small area. You will…

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May 2019

Landscape Plant Selection, Planting, and Establishment

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$42

Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum 1 Session: Saturday, May 4, 1:00–3:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building and Landscape Ensuring the long-term health of your landscape starts with healthy plants from the nursery, proper site selection and preparation, and sound planting and establishment. Andrew Gapinski will discuss professional standards and techniques, along with common issues and solutions for both balled-and-burlapped and containerized specimens. He will focus on landscape trees, shrubs, and perennials – ornamental annuals and vegetables will not be covered…

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How the Arboretum Became the Arboretum: The First 25 Years

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Emily Wheeler, Arboretum Docent Sunday, May 5, 11:00am-12:30pm Location: Centre Street Gate 1090 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 The Arnold Arboretum did not come into existence full-formed, but had a long adolescence before it (literally) blossomed at 50. Our first director, Charles Sargent, prepared a 50-year report in 1922, before the end of his own 54-year tenure. But, what about the first 25 years? We don't have a 25-year report, however, we do have photos and the engaging stories from…

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Saturday Forest Bathing

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Arnold Arboretum, Bussey St. Gate, Bussey Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$25 – $35

2nd & 4th Saturdays in April and May, 9:00am-11:00am Tam Willey, Certified Forest Therapy Guide Location: Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan.  From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community. This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a…

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Smartphone Photography: Spring Close-Ups

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$65 – $84

Nancy Katz, Professional Photographer 3 Wednesdays: May 15, 29, June 12, 1:30–3:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building and Landscape Capture the magic of the season with your smartphone. Lilacs, azaleas, horse chestnuts, redbuds, and more will be flowering and leaves will have recently unfurled, providing a perfect venue for close-up photographs. Professional photographer Nancy Katz will teach you that you don’t need fancy equipment or lenses to come in close to shoot these exquisite plants. You need your smartphone and an understanding of…

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Opening Reception – Drawn to Paint: Paintings of Arboretum Trees by Paul Olson

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Opening Reception Saturday, May 18, 1:00-3:00pm Exhibit runs May 10 – July 21, 2019 Location: Hunnewell Building Artist, Paul Olson, has been discovering the nuances of the Arnold Arboretum's collections since he first passed through its gates in 2011. A landscape painter for decades, Olson explores the grounds with sketchbook in hand, typically in the early morning hours. His goal is to be unencumbered by any agenda and open to what the light of the day presents. In 2012, he had…

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Saturday Forest Bathing

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Arnold Arboretum, Bussey St. Gate, Bussey Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$25 – $35

2nd & 4th Saturdays in April and May, 9:00am-11:00am Tam Willey, Certified Forest Therapy Guide Location: Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan.  From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community. This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a…

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Dissection Dramatics! – Flower Form

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, May, 26 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm  Location: Hunnewell Lawn This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others. Dissection Dramatics will give you ample opportunity to fiddle with microscopes, hand lenses and digital scopes. Discover the secrets contained in a flower as you pull it apart piece by piece. Then test…

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