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You don’t need to leave the city to go leaf-peeping! At the Arboretum, plants from around the world offer a spectacular display of fall foliage throughout the month–check out the Current Plant Highlights from the Arboretum’s Flickr site (preview at right).
Join us on Saturday, October 18, 1:00–3:00pm for the public launch of Other Order, a mobile sound experience in the Arnold Arboretum’s Bussey Brook Meadow, created by media artist Teri Rueb and illuminated by the voice of the Arboretum’s retired Senior Research Scientist, Peter Del Tredici.
In October, the crabapple collection truly shines! Get to know our world-class collection at Collections Up Close: Considering Crabapples on Sunday, October 19, 1:00–3:00pm on Peters Hill. Activities will include a tour of the collection by our curatorial staff focusing on Arboretum-bred hybrid introductions, and information about pruning techniques and timing. Download the latest Tree-of-the-Month [pdf] to find out the difference between an apple and a crabapple, then find a hidden letterbox.
Free guided tours are available starting at the Hunnewell Building through November 2:
Use your mobile device to see seasonal plant highlights plus thousands more. Drop in for a Tree Mob, check out a discovery backpack in the Visitor Center, or join a guided family walk. Check out classes and other activities on the calendar.
The current art show, Artists in the Arboretum: A Juried Exhibit in Conjunction with Jamaica Plain Open Studios will will be on view through October 19.
Note the Visitor Center and art exhibit are now open 10:00am–5:00pm, closed Wednesdays.