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Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum

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Jamaica Plain, 02130
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February 2017

Pruning Shrubs

February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
$30

Pruning Shrubs Jen Kettell, Horticultural Educator and Consultant 1 Session: Saturday, February 25, 10:00am–12:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum.   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. Fee $30  Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu…

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October 2018

How Birds Migrate

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Bird migration is one of the most remarkable phenomena in nature. Arctic terns migrate from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Antarctica and back each year. Red knots migrate from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. How do they do it? Lorna Gibson will describe the why, when, and where of migration, how fast and far birds travel and how they find their way. She’ll also address tracking by ornithologists. Free, but registration requested Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu…

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Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner IV – Opening Reception

October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees), offer a unique look at the “personality” within the…

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Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner IV – Exhibition

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners, and Harvard Woodturning. Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far…

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Fog x Kids Family Drop In: Story Time and Hide and Seek in the Fog

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

At the Arnold Arboretum's own Fog x Hill, you can join us as we celebrate the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Fog x FLO by artist Fujiko Nakaya. On October 6th, there will be Story Time and, for extra fun, Hide & Seek in the Fog. One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages three - eight. Meet on the Hunnewell Building lawn to the south of the building. Free, drop in, no registration required. In case…

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Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner IV – Exhibition

October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners, and Harvard Woodturning. Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far…

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November 2018

Design with Plants

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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$182

Christie Dustman, Certified Landscape Designer, APLD, Christie Dustman and Co. will lead this 5-session workshop: November 1, 8, 15, 29, 6:30–8:30pm and Saturday, November 3, 9:30–11:30am . (No class on Thanksgiving.) As you survey your garden, do you feel like the plants just don't hang together? Does planting design seem to be an innate sense that you just don’t have? Come and learn to think about plants in terms of their form and function first, and then learn some strategies…

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Introduction to Bonsai

November 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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$80

Bonsai is the ancient Japanese method of growing and caring for a tree whose growth is restricted by the size of the shallow pot in which it is planted and by the pruning of its branches and roots. In this class, Glen Lord, who consults for the Arnold Arboretum’s bonsai (Japanese) and penjing (Chinese) collection of dwarf potted plants, will speak first about the history of bonsai. He will then demonstrate the methods employed in creating and caring for a…

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What Nature Sounds Are Music?

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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$15

Bird song, whale song, bug song? Are these sounds really music? What of the whistle of the wind? David Rothenberg, author of three books, Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, and Survival of the Beautiful, will do his best to answer these questions and fuel further thinking about noise, communication, and song in nature. A composer and jazz clarinetist, David Rothenberg has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years, and improvised with whales, cicadas, and…

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