News Archive

Thanks to our Autumn Photography Contest entrants!

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 15:14

On the last three Wednesdays of October, photographers of all levels and ages strolled the gardens, attempting to capture some of autumn's remarkable beauty in their pictures. The "best picture" winner is Caitlin Sanchez and her winning photo is displayed below. Some of the other notable entries are included below hers and we will share all the photos on our facebook page during November.

Read more... by Caitlin Sanchez

Read more... by Didi Hatcher

Read more... by Sienna Angus

Read Amy Robins

Read more... by Jay Sekhar

Read more... by Luis Perry

Read more... by Griffin Angus

CANCELLED -300 years of history: Exploring the Davenport Farm through Archaeology - virtual talk 8/18 by Sara Belkin

Friday, 07 August 2020 10:42

This month on Wednesday, August 18th at 7:00 pm, we will be hosting an exciting session via zoom featuring archaeologist Sara Belkin, who completed her doctoral thesis in archeology at Boston University based on her research here over many summers. As the director of our Summer Archaeology Institute, a two-week program for high school-age youth, Sara was able to learn about the history of the people who called this place home, beginning with the founders of Davenport Farm in the early 1700s and the nine generations that followed, through the objects recovered during the excavations conducted with the youth. During her talk, Sara will highlight different artifacts, like the George Washington Inauguration Button, to tell the story of the families who lived on this property for 300 years.

Please register to receive the zoom link here or by email. For more information, call 617-333-0924.

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Virtual Garden Workshop - Session Two

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 07:48

Join us tonight, Wednesday, July 29, 6:00 pm, for the second of two in-depth gardening sessions to "dig deeper" into your gardening knowledge.

What's going on in your yard?
Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.This class consists of a 45-minute power point and discussion on this fascinating subject. Participants will learn about the various lifecycles of plants and animals and how we can observe these changes anywhere we live. We will talk about how we are using our own Kousa dogwood collection to collect data and help scientists all over the world study this subject. $15 per person; limited to 20 participants. To register for this event, click here.
Here is the zoom link:

Cultivating Space Symposium: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

Friday, 21 February 2020 16:32

Cultivating Space Symposium: Women in Horticulture and Place-making
Saturday, March 7, 9:30-12:30pm - Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building
Co-sponsored by Arnold Arboretum and The Wakefield Estate & Arboretum, Milton, MA


This “cultivating women” symposium highlights contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all. This year's event will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. Join us for presentations from four dynamic women, each a leader in greening communities.
This year's speakers are:
Jennifer Jewell, Creator/Host, Cultivating Place, NPR Radio Show and Podcast; Garden Writer
Kaki Martin, ASLA, PLA, Principal of Klopfer Martin Design Group
Kristin McCullin, Horticulturist, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens
Patricia Spence, President and CEO, The Urban Farming Institute of Boston

Please note! This event takes place at Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building.


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