Tree Mob at the Arnold Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, established in 1872, was planned and designed in collaboration with premier landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead. The Arboretum is a national historic landmark occupying 265 acres and it contains an immense collection of trees, shrubs and woody vines.
Join Blithewold for special road trip to “tree mob” the Arnold Arboretum! You will be greeted by Bessie Van Wickle’s great granddaughter-in-law, Pam Thompson, Arnold Arboretum’s Adult Education Manger. Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Experts share little-known facts about their living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations.
Price includes round trip-bus transportation, light refreshments, admission to Arnold Arboretum, and a guided tour. We will leave Blithewold promptly at 8:30am and return to Blithewold before or by 4:30pm.
(Lunch options - join the group at Doyle’s Café or bring your own lunch)
Click here to register, or call (401) 253-2707x 21
Seats will sell fast, please call in advance. Register your group today!
Member $45, Non-members $50
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