The Arnold Arboretum, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, was founded on Friday, March 29, 1872. Exactly 150 years later, we invite you to join Lisa Pearson, Head of the Arboretum Library and Archives, for a special sesquicentennial lecture!

Pearson will discuss the earliest benefactors of the Arboretum, the events surrounding the founding of the institution, and the busy first two decades during which the infrastructure and living collections were installed on the Boston grounds.

For additional programming highlighting the Arboretum sesquicentennial and Olmsted bicentennial, visit the Arboretum’s website: