Thursday, October 18, 2007

enchanted (and educational) forest

Finding ourselves in Jamaica Plain we decided to take advantage of the glorious weather and stroll thru the Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the "oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world's leading centers for the study of plants. A unique blend of beloved public landscape and respected research institution, they provide and support world-class research, horticulture and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation and preservation of trees."

The Arboretum also hosts art exhibitions - "Woody Plants: Contemporary Botanical Arts Exhibition" opens this weekend. The show features meticulously detailed flora and fauna by the New England Society of Botanical Artists. more info