The 2014 Director’s Lecture Series begins January 27. More »
Tree Mobs™ continue. Join us for some spontaneous learning in the landscape. More »
Explore the Conifer Collection or enjoy a Winter Wellness Walk. More »
Programs this season feature the living collections in botany, ecology, and beyond. See the calendar for a complete list of programs.
October 26, 2013–January 26, 2014
Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk: Saturday, October 26, 1–3pm
Seed pods are incredible vessels, protecting seeds as they develop and assisting with their dispersal. Photographer Anna Laurent explores the evolution of different forms to fulfill these common functions. Individually, each photograph is a fine art portrait of a unique botanic specimen; as a series, the collection becomes a visual and scientific inquiry into the remarkable diversity of botanic design. The project began in urban Southern California and has extended to the rain forests of Hawaii, the deserts of northern Iraq, and public gardens throughout the United States, including the Arnold Arboretum. More »