Catch Some Rays! – Solar Energy

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

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, July 28,  2:00pm-4:00pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, 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. Catch Some Rays will let you harness […]

Free

Family Hike: Pollinators

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

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 […]

Recurring

Morning Yoga at the Arboretum

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

Sundays July 14, 21, 28, and August 4,   10am - 11:30am Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Arnold Arboretum. Free, registration is limited and required at my.arboretum.harvard.edu Join us for one or all 4 sessions! This event is cosponsored by the Emerald Necklace […]

Free

What’s Going On in This Graph?

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

Graphs can go a long way in conveying information that might otherwise take several paragraphs to explain. But it is easy to misread or not fully understand the content and context. In this participatory program, we will decipher several graphs based on data from Arnold Arboretum curators and scientists. We will also look at the […]

$10.00

Fifty Shades of Green: Tales from the Hothouse

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

Back by popular demand with more content! Terry Huang’s bawdy botanical review delves into the sex lives of plants, dramatically explaining the challenges of courtship and consummation for those rooted in place. Alluring suitors with a pungent rotten odor, promising nectar for the exchange of goods, or going at it alone, plants have evolved interesting […]

$10.00

Collections Up Close: Viburnums All Around

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

From A (Viburnum acerifolium) to at least W (Viburnum wrightii var. eglandulosum), more than 70 viburnum species, hybrids, and cultivars at the Arnold Arboretum offer a unique look into the diversity of this shrub. Join Sue Pfeiffer, Arboretum Horticulturalist, for a look at both the horticultural characteristics of viburnum and the ongoing monitoring of the […]

Free

Chainsaw Use and Safety

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

"Make the cut" with Arboretum arborist John DelRosso in this practical workshop. John will first emphasize chainsaw operation, maintenance, and safety. He will then demonstrate sawing and felling techniques using practice logs in the Arboretum’s wood recycling area. Bring your saw, if you have one. If you don’t own a saw but intend to purchase […]

$95

Chasing the Red Queen: The Evolutionary Race between Pests and Poisons

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

Andy Dyer, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, University of South Carolina, Aiken Location: Arnold Arboretum: Hunnewell Building In Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice she must run as fast as she can just to stay in place. Modern agriculture, with its almost total dependence on chemical pesticides, is the Alice of today. […]

$10

Pruning Shrubs

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

Knowing what and when to prune, and how to do so, are important as you manage your home landscape. Learn the basic techniques for pruning ornamental shrubs for optimum health and beauty. Jen Kettell, an ISA-certified arborist will address topics including pruning cuts and tools; thinning and reducing overgrown plants; shaping and encouraging new growth.

$30

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