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2017 Dec 08

Allston-Brighton Winter Market

Repeats every day until Sun Dec 10 2017 .
10:00am to 7:00pm

10:00am to 7:00pm
10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

The Harvard Ed Portal has announced programming and vendors for the first-ever Allston-Brighton Winter Market, taking place December 7–10 in conjunction with the Harvard Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale and Allston Open Studios.

The four-day Winter Market will feature artisan vendors, live music, a food truck, a beer garden, and interactive programming. Of the 21 confirmed...

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2017 Dec 07

Allston-Brighton Winter Market

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

The Harvard Ed Portal has announced programming and vendors for the first-ever Allston-Brighton Winter Market, taking place December 7–10 in conjunction with the Harvard Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale and Allston Open Studios.

The four-day Winter Market will feature artisan vendors, live music, a food truck, a beer garden, and interactive programming. Of the 21 confirmed...

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2018 Mar 12

No Sex? No Problem! Asexual Propagation of Plants

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Many plants, unlike humans, can be replicated absent sexual reproduction. Some do this readily while others need assistance or special circumstances. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will speak about the biology and physiology of asexual reproduction in plants and the variety of techniques that can be used to produce more plants. He will describe the characteristics and parts amenable to asexual propagation and explain the appropriate technique(s) to use for one genus versus another. This lecture will include insights into grafting, air layering, rooting cuttings, and more....

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2018 Mar 03

Pruning Shrubs

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
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 $20 member, $30 nonmember

Massachusetts Certified Arborist and International Society of Arboriculture CEUs available.
2018 Mar 05

Arboretum Wespelaar: A contemporary arboretum, from concept to realization, in a lifetime

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

In 1970, Philippe de Spoelberch started a plant collection in Herkenrode, Belgium. Now, forty-eight years later, after expanding to neighboring property, his initial efforts have blossomed into Arboretum Wespelaar, which opened to the public in 2001. Comprising more than 15,000 accessioned plants, with renowned collections of maple, rhododendron, magnolia, and beech, the Arboretum’s mission is similar to that of the Arnold Arboretum: to contribute to the knowledge and further study of all woody plants from the temperate climates of the world. As well, Arboretum Wespelaar has a focus on...

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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!

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