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Join us for our first Community Workshop about the Franklin Park Master Plan and let us know what you would like to see for the future of the park!Find out more »
Volunteer Information Session Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-6:30pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building - Visitor Center Do you love the Arboretum? Are you looking for a way to get involved? Come to an informal meet-and-greet and learn about our volunteer opportunities. Representatives from our volunteer groups will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions. Please call 617.384.5209 for additional information. Free, no registration required.Find out more »
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, Feb. 8, 1:00-3:00pm (Snowdate Feb. 15, 1:00-3:00pm) Exhibition runs: February 7 – April 26, 2020 On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled. He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the…Find out more »
Meet the teachers and see our nature-immersive program in action! Enrolling now for: Half Day Preschool Full Day Preschool Full Day Toddler Summer Homeschool Children welcome and encouraged to attend the Open House! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime.…Find out more »
In this year’s “cultivating women” symposium, we highlight contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all and will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. Speakers: Jennifer Jewell, Creator/Host, Cultivating Place, NPR Radio Show and Podcast; Garden Writer Kaki Martin, ASLA, PLA, Principal of Klopfer Martin Design Group Kristin McCullin, Horticulturist, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens Patricia Spence, President and CEO, The Urban Farming Institute of Boston Co-sponsored…Find out more »
Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Thursday, March 12, 6:30–8:00pm Did you receive plants as gifts over the holidays? Are they looking a bit sad at this point and are you wondering whatever to do with them? Or are you simply a houseplant hoarder whose enthusiasm has waned with the winter months? If yes, let plant propagator and horticulturist Sean Halloran raise your plants—and your hopes—up a notch. Sean will share tips for getting your plants back…Find out more »
GARDEN SMARTER in 2020! Learn from Massachusetts Master Gardeners in this 10-week Tuesday evening lecture series scheduled for Canton, MA, March 17 thru May 19, 6:30- 8:00 PM. The series covers the same topics Certified Massachusetts Master Gardeners study as part of their training...but in a streamlined format tailored to home gardeners with busy lifestyles. Classes are held in the early evening, 1-1/2 hrs. each, and do not require outside reading, homework, testing or volunteering. Topics include key fundamentals like…Find out more »
Botany Club is an April school vacation program for teens ages 12-15 that encourages the scientific study of plants. Youth will study plant parts and functions, make models of plant structures, perform flower dissections, experiment with photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, and learn a bit about plant classification. Have fun with outdoor and indoor sessions while learning more about the world of plants! For teens ages 12-15 Tues – Fri, April 21-24; 12:30 – 4:30pm Meet at Main Gate of the…Find out more »
April 26 will be the 199th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, whose Brookline firm designed parks in Boston and beyond for our shared use, shared health and shared power. Olmsted's vision — to make public open space better for all — grows more historically significant and more urgent every day. 2022 will not only bring Olmsted's bicentennial, but also OUR opportunity to actively shape a shared vision for a more equitable, verdant and vibrant city. As organizers of Olmsted Now:…Find out more »
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