The History of the Arnold Arboretum

James Arnold, a wealthy whaling merchant, donated a large portion of his land to Harvard university for the establishment of an arboretum. Charles Sugent, the first director of the arboretum, collaborated with Fredrick Olmsted to create an alluring and open landscape that harbors large varieties of vegetation. The arboretum is 280 acres of land that contains 14,760 plants from 3,800 botanical and horticultural taxa.

~ by kpdonova on March 19, 2018.

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