Friday, May 10, 2013
Tours of the lilacs and other collections, live music, family activities, food vendors, and picnicking (only allowed on Lilac Sunday).
One of the best ways to celebrate Mother's Day is at the annual Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum. The Beauty of Moscow, President Lincoln, and Miss Ellen Willmot -- are just a few of the lilac plants that will be on display at the Arnold Arboretum during this weekend's annual Lilac Sunday. There are more than 380 lilac plants of 176 different kinds in the Arnold Arboretum’s collection, according to Arnold Arboretum's website. That includes 136 cultivars that were selected for certain horticultural features, such as flower size and color. Many of the other lilacs are parents of today's hybrids, and the lilacs will bloom in varied colors and scents during a five- to six-week period each spring. There will be a multitude of varied …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Boston Police and arboretum personnel could not find the owner of the dog left in a vehicle parked illegally in a permit only parking lot.
A Boston Animal Control officer took control of a white mastiff/American bulldog mix dog that was left in a car parked illegally at the Arnold Arboretum. On April 19, around 10:09 a.m., Boston Police met with the director of operations for the arboretum about a vehicle parked in an authorized access only parking lot, which the vehicle was not permitted to be in. The vehicle was filled with assorted clothing items as it was being lived out of, according to a Boston Police report. All four windows were rolled down, which is when the police discovered the dog inside the vehicle. The vehicle was registered out of Attleboro, but had no affiliation with the property, said arboretum staff. Officers patrolled the area in search of the owner …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
According to reports, the man has a brain tumor and jumped from a car on the Arborway.
City and state police are searching for a man in the Arnold Arboretum. According to a report, the man has a brain tumor and jumped from a car on the Arborway. A State Police helicopter and citywide emergency teams have been notified. Jamaica Plain Patch will provide updates as they become available. For breaking news alerts, sign up for Jamaica Plain Patch newsletters.