“garden of ideas”
to sustain the body, enchant the eye, and soothe the spirit

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Winter Celebration: Transforming the Landscape through the Millennia

Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends. Learn from Mariann Smith how, for thousands of years, human beings have reshaped nature to create dwellings, spiritual centers, burial grounds, and other types of communal spaces. Engage in great conversation during the delightfully casual reception after the program.

Take a
Virtual Tour

Explore the gardens before you arrive. Explore by:

  • season
  • collections
  • gardens

From Our Blog: Garden Seeds

Find a Plant with the Arboretum Navigator

Locate woody plants (shrubs & trees), dedicated benches, and create personalized tours using our searchable database.

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