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 […]

Deciduous Tree Identification

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

Laura Mele, Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum Thursday, June 20, 6:00–8:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum Starting in the classroom and then moving outdoors to see live specimens, Laura Mele will introduce identification methods for deciduous trees commonly found in New England. Bring a notebook, hand lens if you have one, and plan for indoor and outdoor […]

$30

The Substance of Soil

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

Soil is the basis of survival. Without soil, humans and most other living beings could not exist. Conor Guidarelli, who has dug deep into the soils of the Arnold Arboretum will present an overview of soil, from its formation and components to its properties. He will discuss ways to analyze soil quality and health to […]

$30

Lily Show at the Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Bldg 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA

Enjoy hundreds of fragrant lily flowers at the 72nd Annual International Lily Show. You will be amazed by the vibrant colors and diversity of scents on display. Discover the genus Lilium! For more information and to contact us email arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu or call 617.384.5209.

Free

Family Hike: Pollinators

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

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll seek out the wonderful insects that visit flowers for pollen and nectar. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and look at bumblebees and honeybees in a bug box! Free and open to all, most suitable […]

Art Reception – Between the Leaves: The Unique Prints of Sarah Cross

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

July 26 – October 13, 2019        Opening Reception, Saturday, July 27, 1:00-3:00pm, Free, public invited Cyanotype Workshop: Sunday, July 28, 10:00am-Noon;  Free, drop-in Between the Leaves focuses on the ephemeral quality of light.  Behind each photograph is Cross's hand in the physical construction of what is set up in front of the camera, or through […]

Free

It’s Your Climate: Act Toward Change

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

Join us at the Arnold Arboretum for events aimed at encouraging thoughtful consideration of the climate crisis and ways that individuals and organizations can take action. Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and the Arnold Arboretum are partnering with community members and organizations across Massachusetts to bring you a variety of events, both formal and […]

Free – $40

Art Workshop: Creative Climate Commitment with Susan Israel

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

Susan Israel, AIA, LEED AP, President and Founder, Climate Creatives Saturday, September 28, 9:30am–12:30pm   What will motivate you to do more about the climate crisis? Perhaps something fun and visible? What is preventing you from acting? Maybe fear, and lack of belief that your actions matter? Susan Israel founded Climate Creatives to use art […]

$20 – $40

Fall Into Health

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

Sunday, October 20, 10:30am-noon Sunday, November 17, 10:30am-noon Rhoda Kubrick, Arboretum Docent Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the Arboretum. Explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on informative walks designed for enjoyment, health, and learning about this special landscape. Pause to hear about interesting plants and unique […]

Free

Recurring

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 […]

$50,

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