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1927 Map of the Arboretum

The Arnold Arboretum on Google Arts & Culture

Collage of historic images from plant expeditions

The Arboretum has partnered with the Google Arts & Culture, an immersive online learning platform, to bring the stories of our plants to life through specially curated online exhibits and image galleries. To start exploring, click on the images below to check out over ​150​ historic photographs from the Arboretum’s library and archives​ as well as two interactive exhibits curated by Arboretum specialists.

An image of a large tree in black and white

Ernest Henry Wilson and the Trees of New England

Explore a photographic inventory of New England’s trees captured by an Arnold Arboretum plant collector.

The Introduction of Paperbark Maple to the United States

Explore the introduction of paperbark maple (Acer griseum), a rare and remarkable species, endangered in its native China.

Growing a Museum Specimen

Learn about the life of a plant at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.