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17 September 2012  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

On Friday November 9, from 5:00 to 7:30, we will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, Halloween and All Saints Day a bit belatedly. We will open our doors to all and sundry, providing light refreshments and tours of the gardens. Musical entertainment will be provided by Peach Pie Band ( and the Usual Suspects. Please join us, get your weekend started off right, and engage horticulturally and musically.

Admission is free, but we will be asking for donations. 

17 September 2012  |  Posted by Eric

Liquid Sunshine - Quercus dentata

I made a mistake last week in announcing our open house in late October. That weekend is fall break for Yale, so I have rescheduled this event for Friday November 9, same time 5:00 to 7:30. Peach Pie Band will join the Usual Suspects as the method of entertainment.

Also for your calendar, one of our volunteers and I will be providing a Tree Walk on Saturday October 20,  We will be talking about a select group of trees here at the garden which we suspect/hope... Read more »

13 September 2012  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

I apologize to my faithful readers for not having visited your inboxes before now. Six weeks is as long as I’ve ever been away from the word processor, since beginning to write the column in 1988, for the Haverford College staff newsletter. So I’m glad to be back, and I have some important announcements to make before telling you about a plant that I encountered on one of my travels.

The first big announcement has to do with the launch of our new web site, which will go on line completely next week (a ‘soft’ launch has been ach... Read more »

7 September 2012  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

We are excited to announce our loose partnership with Intercambio, as we provide space for two events coming up on our calendar. Starting with an evening of poetry on Tuesday, Sept. 25 followed by an evening of music provided by home-grown New Havenites, we are hoping for increased community involvement in our garden's life.  

"Intercambio was formed to create a hub where the city of New Haven’s vital culinary, cultural and creative talents can merge. Intercambio is comprised of a diverse population of New Haven residents workin... Read more »

15 August 2012  |  Posted by Eric

Our Academic Year Intern program provides an opportunity for students on financial aid to gain experience in our garden. The work is often physical but not overly demanding, and the fringe benefits are numerous and highly regarded. Students work four to eight hours/week, only when our staff is here (M-F, 8:00 to 5:00), tailoring their work schedule to their more important academic needs.  We do ask that interns work for a block of time no less than two hours. Work boots are a requirement. Honey-bees, wasps and other stinging critters ar... Read more »

8 August 2012  |  Posted by James  |  Calendar Announcement

New class forming with Prof. Michael Donoghue will be meeting every Tuesday. For more information, visit

Introduction to the evolutionary relationships of plant lineages. Exploration of the complexity, diversity, and characteristics of the major plant groups, including the green algae, mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants, within a phylogenetic context.

To be taken concurrently with E&EB 247Lb. Prerequisite: a g... Read more »

6 July 2012  |  Posted by Sam  |  Calendar Announcement

We will be hosting a group from the Neurobiology Department on Thursday August 29. For more information, click on Open Houses and Events under the Visit menu on the upper right of our home page.