Saturday, September 28, 2013 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Arnold Arboretum Lecture

"The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection: Celebrating 100 Years" with Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist

Enjoy an afternoon of history and horticulture with Peter Del Tredici as he speaks in depth about the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection. Imported to the United States in 1913 and donated in 1937 to the Arnold Arboretum, the core of this collection consists of seven large specimens of compact hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chabo-hiba’)—each between 150 and 275 years old—that the Honorable Larz Anderson purchased from the Yokohama Nursery Company. Additional Anderson bonsai were donated in 1949 and the collection has expanded to include some younger plants. Peter will speak about the history and significance of this unique collection; give a detailed tour, and discuss the care regimen for these plants to ensure their continued health. An assortment of bonsai artifacts from the Arboretum archives will be on display in our library.
Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember

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