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  • Sep 30
    Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) close-up of the exfoliating, cinnamon-colored bark

    Tree Mob™: Paperbark maple

    With bark that exfoliates in cinnamon and gold curls, paperbark maple (Acer griseum) is a stunning Chinese temperate species, but one endangered in its native range. As such, the species has been the subject of international conservation efforts, including exploration and collection by the Arboretum. Join us online to learn more about efforts to grow and protect this remarkable species in a virtual Tree Mob with Arboretum staff experts.

  • Oct 03
    Brian Muccio, tai chi pose on Peters Hill

    Tai Chi at the Arnold Arboretum

    Join us for a 45-minute virtual tai chi session. Move through a series of gentle, fluid movements while learning about the practice of tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition described as meditation in motion. Beginners welcome. This session will take place virtually on Zoom and will NOT meet in person.

  • Oct 10
    Forest with light shining through

    Virtual Forest Bathing

    Join Tam of Toadstool Walks on a Live Audio Forest Bathing experience. Awaken your senses as we weave together our stories with the more-than-human world, each other and ourselves. This is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Join from inside your home, backyard, porch or from a nearby natural area. This event runs from 10:00am to 11:30am.

  • Oct 11
    Brian Muccio, tai chi pose on Peters Hill

    Tai Chi at the Arnold Arboretum

    Join us for a 45-minute virtual tai chi session. Move through a series of gentle, fluid movements while learning about the practice of tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition described as meditation in motion. Beginners welcome. This session will take place virtually on Zoom and will NOT meet in person.

  • Oct 17
    Nature of Shakespeare at the Arnold Arboretum

    Nature of Shakespeare (Part II)

    Marking the third collaboration between Actors’ Shakespeare Project and the Arnold Arboretum, the Nature of Shakespeare emerges as two virtual performance events that underscore the timeless connections between humans and their environment. Sonnets and scenes from the works of Shakespeare—filmed in seven locations across the Arboretum—meld with stories about Arboretum plants, landscapes, and history. Register separately to enjoy Part I of this program on October 3 at 7:30pm.

  • Oct 19

    Urban Ponds: Essential Ecosystems for the Enjoyment and Discovery of Nature – Photography by Bruce Wilson

    This rich and exciting online exhibition, by photographer Bruce Wilson, brings the aesthetic and elemental properties of water, within the circumscribed arena of the city, to the Arnold Arboretum. Three ponds in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection landscape, as well as one in Newton, are alive with fauna and flora. Each beckons visitors who relish a connection to nature and water in an urban community. Each is a focal point for Wilson, becoming a work of art we all can savor. On display through October 19.

  • Oct 21
    Forest with light shining through

    Virtual Forest Bathing

    Join Tam of Toadstool Walks on a Live Audio Forest Bathing experience. Awaken your senses as we weave together our stories with the more-than-human world, each other and ourselves. This is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Join from inside your home, backyard, porch or from a nearby natural area. This event runs from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.