The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection Celebrating 100 Years

  • 28 Sep 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
presents


The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection
Celebrating 100 Years


 Saturday, September 28, 1:00–3:30 p.m
.

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’)undefinedeach between 150 and 275 years oldundefinedthat 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.

Tickets: $30 general admission; $20 Arnold Arboretum member. Register: my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

Location: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Peter Del Tredici is Senior Research Scientist at the Arnold Arboretum where he has curated the Anderson Bonsai Collection since 1984. He is also Associate Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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