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Smartphone Photography: Capturing the Colors of Autumn

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Nancy Katz, Professional Photographer 3 Wednesdays: October 16, 23, 30 1:30–3:30pm Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building and Landscape Capture the drama of fall, when landscapes present a vivid array of colors and the palette is most striking. Professional photographer Nancy Katz will introduce fundamental concepts of landscape photography and then teach techniques for getting the best photographs from […]

$3 – $78

Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Join us at the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum for a talk by Judith Sumner, PhD,  botanist, and author of Plants Go to War - the first botanical history of World War II. As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. […]

Free

Active Aging Week at the Arnold Arboretum, Oct 1 – 7

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

The Arnold Arboretum is participating in Active Aging Week. Try something new. Get active to stay healthy. Celebrate the positivity of aging today. All events are free. Some require registration. Click on the program links below for details. Try Thai Chi Tuesday, October 1, 10:00am-11:00am; Saturday, October 5, 1:30-2:30pm Walk for Fitness Wednesday, October 2; […]

Free

Free Fun Fridays! at the Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Enjoy free activities at the Arnold Arboretum from 10am-3pm, as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! program. Partake in activities like: Arborist Station - Meet an Arboretum arborist. See the arborist in action. Try on arborist protective gear and get up close and personal with the special tools used by arborists. Watercolor Station […]

Collections Up Close – Ginkgo Collection

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, June 2 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm  Location: Peters Hill - Ginkgo Collection (near Mendum St. Gate) Celebrate plant diversity, natural history, and the work of public gardens by spotlighting plants and their families. Join us for tours, family activities and festivities in the ginkgo collection on Peters Hill. Most people can […]

Free

Dissection Dramatics! – Flower Form

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, May, 26 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm  Location: Hunnewell Lawn This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others. Dissection Dramatics will give you ample opportunity to […]

Free

Smartphone Photography: Spring Close-Ups

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Nancy Katz, Professional Photographer 3 Wednesdays: May 15, 29, June 12, 1:30–3:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building and Landscape Capture the magic of the season with your smartphone. Lilacs, azaleas, horse chestnuts, redbuds, and more will be flowering and leaves will have recently unfurled, providing a perfect venue for close-up photographs. Professional photographer Nancy Katz will teach you […]

$65 – $84

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 […]

Free

Landscape Plant Selection, Planting, and Establishment

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum 1 Session: Saturday, May 4, 1:00–3:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building and Landscape Ensuring the long-term health of your landscape starts with healthy plants from the nursery, proper site selection and preparation, and sound planting and establishment. Andrew Gapinski will discuss professional standards and techniques, along with common issues and […]

$42

Free Family Hike at the Arnold Arboretum: Evergreen!

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Families can enjoy nature any time of year! Take a walk and use a handlens to see the beauty of evergreen needles and cones.  You will be surprised at something you’ve never noticed before! Using microscopes indoors we will use the same tools that scientists use to learn about our world.

Free

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