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
Wednesday, April 15
- Wednesday, October 07
Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Wednesday, May 13
- Wednesday, June 17
Friday, May 29
Cancelled: Adventures in Baking: Herbs, Flowers, Fruits
Tuesday, June 02
- Thursday, September 03
Yoga in the Garden
Wednesday, June 03
- Wednesday, June 24
Highlights of the new Archival Collections Tour
Thursday, June 04
Garden Bouquet Making with Blithewold’s Gardens Manager Gail Read
(May 15, '15)
It’s not often anymore that my posts fall on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and I’m thrilled for the excuse to post endless pictures of what’s happening on the grounds right now. The daffodils have pretty much gone by, except for the extra-pretty latest ones, but spring is ready to move on and so am I. May […]
Stop and smell the daffodils
(May 08, '15)
Of all the seasons, spring is the one that puts every sense on high alert. We’re all eyes for the colors, have sharp ears for frog and bird songs (we heard the orioles this week), and those of us not plagued by allergies have been breathing so deeply to catch every scent we’re getting lightheaded. Or is it […]
The Trip on the Lusitania
(May 01, '15)
In April 1910 Bessie and William McKee, with Marjorie and 11-year old Augustine, took a 2-month long trip to Europe taking in the major cities and traveling first-class all the way. They sailed on Cunard’s R.M.S. Carmania from New York to Liverpool, England, where they were met by their own chauffeur, Krohe, in their […]