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  • May 20

    Wild Collection and Propagation of Rare and Endangered Plants

    Join Arboretum Plant Propagator Sean Halloran to explore how ex-situ plant conservation, coordinated plant collection efforts, and plant propagation play vital roles in preserving biodiversity and slowing the damaging effects of climate change.

  • May 22
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    Spring Bird Walk

    Join three experienced birders for a 90-minute walk suitable for beginners and experienced birders alike. Meet at the Peters Hill Gate for this walk in the landscape to see Arboretum birds. Space is limited to 30 and the group will be divided into three sections. COVID guidelines of masks and social distancing will be required. Bring binoculars if you have them.

    Fully Booked
  • May 22

    Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks

    Slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience at the Arboretum. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Each walk is limited to 8 participants. Meet at the Bussey Street Gate. Participants must follow COVID guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, as well as sign a liability and release form.

    Fully Booked
  • May 30

    Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks

    Join Tam Willey of Toadstool Walks as you slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience at the Arboretum. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Each walk is limited to 8 participants. Meet at the Bussey Street Gate. Participants must follow COVID guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, as well as sign a liability and release form.

    Fully Booked
  • Jun 05
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    Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames Screening

    Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, activist, and suffragist. She was the inspiration behind the naming of the 'Blanche Ames' crabapple, and was married to Arboretum supervisor Oakes Ames. This 55-minute documentary explores Ames' extraordinary life and legacy, and features an interview with Arboretum Head of the Library and Archives Lisa Pearson. Hosted by the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library and co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, Boston Women's Heritage Trail, and the Arboretum.

  • Jul 18
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    Virtual Exhibition | A Walk in the Arboretum: Digital Photocollages by Amy Ragus

    View our newest online art show! Photographer Amy Ragus specializes in multiple frame images of New England landscapes—digital photocollages. In this virtual show, her images sensitively and creatively depict her walks in the Arboretum, both on and off the paths.