Nature

2020 Mar 07

Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-Making

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

This year’s "cultivating women" symposium will 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. Join the Arnold Arboretum for presentations from four dynamic women, each a leader in greening communities:

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2020 Feb 04

Volunteer Information Session

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Do you love the Arnold Arboretum? Are you looking for a way to get involved? Come to an informal meet-and-greet and learn about the Arboretum's volunteer opportunities. Representatives from volunteer groups will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Please call 617.384.5209 for additional information.

 

2020 Feb 16

Conifers in Winter

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Bussey St. Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Docent Robbie Apfel leads this winter walk in an exploration of the Arboretum's conifer collection. Beginning from the Bussey Street Gate, you will be introduced to the Arboretum's grand gymnosperms, learn the botany of conifers, and hear about Hemlock Hill's evolving ecosystem. This tour will also introduce you to native and non-native conifers in the winter landscape.

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2020 Feb 07

The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings

Fri Feb 7 (All day) to Sun Apr 26 (All day)

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled. He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the world. To Mullings, the Arboretum is its trees, as well as the myriad ways visitors enjoy them and this landscape.

Now revived in spirit and in creativity, Mullings brings to his exhibition the inspirational scenes he has captured along...

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2020 Feb 08

Opening Reception for The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Join the Arnold Arboretum for an opening reception for their newest exhibition, The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings.

On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled. He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the world. To Mullings, the Arboretum is its trees, as well as the myriad ways visitors enjoy them...

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2020 Feb 26

Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Dana Greenhouse Classroom, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime. Registrants will need to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release in order to participate in this class.

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2020 Feb 09

Winter Wellness Walk

1:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

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.

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2019 Dec 15

Family Hike: Short Days, Long Nights

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

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.

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2019 Dec 14

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Introductory Tree and Shrub Pruning

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Put down the hedge shears! Through both classroom instruction and hands-on field training, this class will include what’s, why's, and how’s of proper pruning approaches and techniques. Andrew Gapinski will focus on small ornamental trees, young shade trees, and shrubs with general approaches towards maintaining a plant’s natural form and encouraging health and vigor.

Note: Pruning for fruit production will not be covered in this offering. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning.

Cost: $30 member, $38 nonmember.

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2019 Dec 07

The Bare Essentials: Winter Trees

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Winter is the barest of times in the Arboretum; however, there is much to see and much happening in the landscape. Join a docent for a walk on the bare side—notice shapes, textures, even the personalities of plants that are often missed when the land is heavy with green. You will see buds already forming and the dried seeds that are more visible when leaves are gone.

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2019 Nov 17

Family Hike: Get Ready For Winter!

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll learn how Arboretum animals get ready for winter. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and make a winter home for your favorite animal!

Free and open to all, this event is most suitable for children ages four through ten.

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2019 Nov 17

Fall Into Health

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the Arboretum. Explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on informative walks designed for enjoyment, health, and learning about this special landscape. Pause to hear about interesting plants and unique collections. Please dress appropriately and bring water.

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2019 Nov 13

Propagating Semi-Hardwood Cuttings

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Dana Greenhouse Classroom, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Enhance your garden! Join Manager of Plant Production Tiffany Enzenbacher to learn how to propagate woody plants from fall cuttings. Students will collect and stick cuttings of several taxa (Ilex and Rhododendron to name a few), and will take their propagules home. After rooting, small plants may be ready to transplant as early as next year. Post-class nurturing will be required.

Fee for all materials is included in the cost of the class. Students should bring their own pruners to class.

Cost: $42 for members; $52 for nonmembers...

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2019 Nov 02

Photography with Chris Morgan

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Chris Morgan is fascinated by the patterns and textures in nature, the shapes of trees, and the movements of birds. He captures these beautifully in his photographs, which were on display at the Arnold Arboretum in the winter of 2019.

In this program, Chris will discuss his photographic interests and methods in the classroom and then move outdoors to demonstrate his techniques. Class participants will be able to learn alongside Chris, evaluating views, debating camera angles, and considering focal points in order to shoot better images. Participants should bring their...

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2019 Nov 02

Compost Compendium

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Weld Hill Building and Landscape, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Horticulturist Conor Guidarelli manages the Arnold Arboretum’s organic materials recycling area and has recently improved the production and quality of the resulting compost. Conor will discuss the components of compost and the nutrients that can be returned to a site when compost is applied. He will explain the mix of brown to green materials, moisture, and aeration. Class participants will start in the classroom and then travel to the Arboretum’s materials yard to see compost in various stages of development.

Cost: $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers

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