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Free Guided Tour - Walking Postscript: Revisiting Plants from the Bulletin of Popular Information - Arnold Arboretum

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor, Arnoldia

In 1911, Charles Sprague Sargent, the founding director of the Arnold Arboretum, began writing a serialized pamphlet titled the Bulletin of Popular Information, in which he described flowering and fruiting displays at the Arboretum. Because Sargent often focused on plants newly arrived from expeditions to Asia and elsewhere, many of his descriptions provided the first horticultural comparisons between species that had never been grown in the same garden.

On this tour, Damery will revisit plants mentioned throughout Sargent's sixteen years with the Bulletin, comparing the young plants in Sargent's descriptions to the venerable specimens they have become. Special consideration will be paid to plant phenology, examining whether climate change has caused the plants to flower earlier than Sargent noted. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, but registration requested.

Arnold Arboretum
Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 4pm-5:30pm
Cost: Free, but registration requested
Phone: 617-384-5209

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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