Open House at Boston Outdoor Preschool Network

42°17’47.8″N 71°07’40.5″W Hemlock Hill Road, Boston, MA

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

Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

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 […]


Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

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 […]


Holiday Houseplant Hangover

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

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? […]


MMGA Home Horticulture Evening Lecture Series

Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon 963 Washington St., Canton

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. […]



Botany Club | April vacation drop-off program for teens

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

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 […]


Olmsted Now: Greater Boston’s Olmsted Bicentennial Community Open


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 […]


A Walk in the Arboretum: Digital Photocollages by Amy Ragus

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Virtual Art Exhibition Photographer Amy Ragus specializes in multiple frame images of New England landscapes—digital photocollages. Before and during the pandemic, Ragus spent time in the Arboretum, particularly interested in its role as a public space, its open access to everyone. Her work captures the discoveries she found just off a road or path, as […]


Wild Collection and Propagation of Rare and Endangered Plants Webinar

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Sean Halloran, Arnold Arboretum Propagator In Massachusetts alone, plants make up more than half of the total native species that are officially considered Endangered, Threatened, and Rare. In this talk, we will focus on how ex-situ plant conservation, coordinated plant collection efforts, and plant propagation play vital roles in preserving biodiversity and slowing the deleterious […]


Forest Bathing Walk

Franklin Park 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121, Boston, MA

Experience the healing benefits of The Emerald Necklace on a “Forest Bathing Walk” through Franklin Park. Immerse yourself in the “Wilderness” of Franklin Park with Tam Willey, a forest therapy guide. Listen to the migrating birds and explore the textures of the puddingstone in this urban woodland as we slow down and awaken our senses. […]


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