How the Arboretum Became the Arboretum: The First 25 Years

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

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 […]


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

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

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 […]

Guided Tour – Peters Hill: Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum, Peters Hill 218-210 Walter Street, Boston, MA

Kevin Schofield, Arboretum Docent Thursday, June 20, 5:00-6:30pm Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In summer, the amazing view from the summit takes in […]


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