Botany Club | April vacation drop-off program for teens

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 Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway

Rain or shine, come dressed appropriately for outdoor exploration

$50.00 registration, scholarship available upon request

Contact for Information:  Ana Maria Caballero, 617-384-9032

Link:  bit.ly/Botany_Club

Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

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 by the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Fee $50; Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum | Information Session

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.

Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

Christie Dustman, Designer, APLD
6 Sessions: Thursdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, (skip 20), 27, Mar 5,
6:30–8:30pm[Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Building]

You may have the desire to make a garden, but then grapple with how to start designing your home garden spaces. Why not get some help in designing a layout for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class? Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection.

Jumpstart Spring: Forcing Bulbs

Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production, Arnold Arboretum

Wednesday, January 15, 5:00–7:00pm
Location: Dana Greenhouse, Arnold Arboretum

Cure the winter doldrums! Students will learn the basics of bulb forcing and will plant a layered bulb container containing daffodils, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, and tulips. Bulb arrangements will be taken home to nurture and enjoy. Fee for all materials, including bulbs, soil, and container, is included in the cost of the class. Limited to 10; register early.