- Scientific Name
- Malus ‘Donald Wyman’
One of the most outstanding flowering crabapple cultivars in the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University’s living collections was found as a chance seedling growing in its own backyard.
This half-mile Introductory Tour features stories about the Arboretum’s history, mission, and research endeavors. If you’re at the Arboretum, click here to take a version of this tour with Expeditions, our mobile web app.
Demos un paseo con Iñaki Hormaza, profesor visitante del Arboretum.
Experience the Arnold Arboretum’s world-class living collections from Director Ned Friedman’s perspective. Take this tour online or use the page for self-guided exploration while visiting the Arboretum in person.
My work throughout the grounds allows me to frequently interact with visitors, and I love how our shared curiosity and enthusiasm for this living landscape brings us all together.
I am so grateful to come to work every day in a place where so many people come to find joy, relaxation, healing, and learning. Working with seeds and plants in the beginning stages of their lives is a constant reminder of the miraculous and complex life cycles that plants carry out all around us.
There are not many other places where I could study such a diverse group of species. I love having such an exceptional collection next door to the lab, and despite spending so much time in the landscape, I still keep finding wonderful new spots with plants from around the world.
I love creating programs that get people excited about plants and the Arboretum and seeing the participants’ reactions first-hand. When someone feels really inspired, or excited, or awestruck because of a program I planned, there’s no better feeling.
I think the Arboretum's most valuable impact is its role as a place where people can engage in a relationship with plants, something usually forgotten in big cities. The collection of hundreds of fascinating plant species offers each day a new flower, a bark you have not seen before, or a giant tree that has seen generations of visitors walking by.
The Arnold has an incredible history of plant-loving people that I really relate to. I feel lucky to work here and look forward to it every day.