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.

Family Hike: Short Days, Long Nights

Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children's Education
Sunday, December 15, 2:00-3:30pm [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building and Landscape]

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll make paper chickadees and go on a StoryWalk to learn how a little bird can bring back the Sun! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Winter Wellness Walk

Great scenery and exercise, who could want more? Take a brisk walk this winter and stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. This walk emphasizes fitness, with a healthy dose of information on seasonal highlights. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained Arboretum docents. After your tour, stay on for a warm drink and more conversation with your guide and staff in the Visitor Center.