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2018 Feb 24

Grafting Woody Plants

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Dana Greenhouse Classroom, Arnold Arboretum
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 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.
Fee $62 member, $75 nonmember... Read more about Grafting Woody Plants
2017 Dec 10

Winter Wellness Walks

Repeats every month on the 14 of January, 1 times . Also includes Sun Feb 11 2018, Sun Mar 11 2018.
1:00pm to 1:45pm

1:00pm to 1:45pm
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

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. Sign up for one or all! Please dress appropriately for the weather. 

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, Registration requested at ...

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2018 Feb 10

Close and Closer: Photographs of the Arnold Arboretum by James Reis

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

February 9 – May 6, 2018

Opening Reception, Saturday, February 10, 1:00-3:00pm, snowdate Feb. 7

Walk and Talk with the Artist, Sunday, April 29, 2:00-3:00pm

LocationHunnewell Building

Like Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is a diverse tapestry that comes together and creates a whole. Walkways flow from side roads to manicured trails to hidden paths revealing secret glades. If the visitor is not in a...

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2018 Feb 10

Bark: A Multi-Sensory Experience of Trees

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Explore the wonderful variety of bark textures, shapes, thicknesses, and colors, which are always-visible clues to tree identity. Through presentations and a series of participatory exercises, learn how to identify tree species by their bark, and uncover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. See, touch, smell, and trace the contours of bark to hone perceptive skills and deepen intimacy with trees and the places where they grow. Class will meet indoors and in the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum. Open to tree enthusiasts at all levels of experience. Michael will be available to... Read more about Bark: A Multi-Sensory Experience of Trees
2018 Feb 04

Collections Up Close: Conifer Collection

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
This expansive collection occupies 24 acres and is arranged to facilitate the study of cone-bearing plants. Come out, brave the elements, and learn about the many kinds of conifers at the Arboretum while a family activity and hot chocolate helps keep everyone warm.

Free! No registration needed. 
2018 Jan 27

Pruning in Winter

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Jen Kettell, an ISA-certified arborist, will explain the reasons for pruning and what to consider when pruning dormant trees, shrubs, and vines. She will demonstrate techniques, give guidelines for determining which plants benefit from winter pruning, and explain how plants heal from pruning wounds. Note: this workshop teaches ornamental pruning techniques; it does not provide information on pruning for fruit production.
Fee $35 member, $48 nonmember

Massachusetts Certified Arborist and International Society of Arboriculture credits available.
2018 Jan 13

Forcing Spring Bulbs

1:00pm to 3:00pm

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.
Fee $50 member, $63 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2018 Jan 11

Landscape for Life

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Feb 01 2018 .
1:00pm to 4:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (sustainablesites.org), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of topics, including soils, water, plants, and landscape materials.
Fee $185 member, $218 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2018 Jan 07

Winter Birding!

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Arborway Gate
Start your new year off on an easy 90 minute walk from the Arboretum's main Arborway Gate to the ponds and back. Our docent and experienced birder, Bob Mayer, will focus on winter birds, and as a bonus, he will be joined by Arboretum Gardener, Brendan Keegan. Brendan will point you to the woody plant collection that proves tempting as well as nourishing for our winter birds. Beginners, as well as more experienced birders, are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. See... Read more about Winter Birding!

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Reception

November 28, 2017
More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend. Learn moreRead more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Reception

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Reception

November 28, 2017
More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend. Learn moreRead more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Reception

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Reception

November 28, 2017
More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend. Learn moreRead more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Reception

Flu Vaccination Clinics

November 22, 2017
Clinics are free and open to anyone with a Harvard ID, a HUGHP insurance card, or a HUSHP Blue Cross Blue Shield card. Stop by UHS at 75 Mt. Auburn St on Mondays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more. 
2018 Apr 10

Kick$tart Your Finances: Spring Into Savings - Saving for College

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Room 406, 4th Floor, 114 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge

Higher education may be one of the biggest investments you make. How much, when and where you save can impact the college decision process. Will you have a tuition bill in the next 4+ years? Join us to learn how to save for education expenses.

Click here to learn more and register. 

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