At the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, every plant and tree is tagged with its full Latin name, its common name, its acquisition date, and other origin information. The arboretum encompasses 265 acres and includes 3,954 species. They have achieved a level of organization that boggles the mind. Or at least, my mind. But if you’ve seen my office (and dining room and family room and closets), you’re not surprised that I’m boggled.
According to the Arnold Arboretum’s website:
Established in 1872 and planned and designed in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark and one of the best preserved of Olmsted’s landscapes. Founded as a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public park in Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
Frederick Law Olmsted also designed Central Park in New York City.