Trustees of the Reservation "Home Sweet Home - Open House Day" - May 19

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“For of all the works of man, the garden…becomes more beautiful as the generations pass through it.”
--Fletcher Steele

Join us for a FREE Open House Day at Trustees Historic Homes & Gardens!

The Trustees’ public gardens are a living documentary of Massachusetts horticulture and design traditions. We are celebrating those gardens, many of which are part of the landscapes of our historic homes, at Home Sweet Home—our annual Open House Day—this year. Come experience all the beauty, history, and unique stories contained within each home, as well as the exquisitely designed gardens and stunning natural landscapes that continue to inspire creative minds to this day. Whether you're a garden lover, an architecture aficionado, a plein air painter, or simply curious, we have a house for you to explore.

Home Sweet Home will take place Saturday, May 19 from 10AM – 4PM at ten Trustees historic sites which generally charge admission during the open season, and a few of which are only open to the public a few times each year. From the Berkshires to Greater Boston, there’s a Home Sweet Home open for you.

To learn more visit Trustees of the Reservation Home Sweet Open House Day


Celebrating Natives - Garden Tours

June 23 @ 12:00 - 4:00 pm $10

From paths and pocket gardens to borders and backyards, native plant gardens are a growing trend! Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) as we Celebrate Native Plants at designer-guided and homeowner-guided tours of public and private gardens that celebrate the beauty and ecosystem value of native plants and ecological practices.

These ELA Eco-tours will:

  • Feature gardens designed entirely or primarily with native plants.
  • Educate attendees about the increasing options and applications for native plants.
  • Demonstrate that native plant gardens can be beautiful as well as functional.
  • Share insights into native plant combinations and gardening techniques.
  • Discuss strategies for transforming sections of lawn into a biodiverse landscape.
  • Promote native plant gardens as a safe haven for birds, butterflies, and native pollinators.
  • Answer questions about native plants and habitat restoration.

Thanks to generous homeowners, landscape designers, and area organizations, ELA invites you to join us for inspiration and education on these special tours to native plant gardens.

For more information visit Ecological Landscape Alliance "Celebrating Natives" Garden Tours.


Grow Native Massachusetts 2018 Workshop Season, Plant Sale & Traveling Workshop

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2018 Workshop Season

The American Oaks: Diversity, Ecology, and Identification

This program takes an in-depth look at the important genus, Quercus, deeply valued throughout human history and culture. After exploring its great diversity throughout North America, we pay special attention to understanding the twelve species native to New England. Tim Boland is a nationally recognized expert on oaks and has studied them for decades. This class includes both a classroom and field component. 

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Instructor: Tim Boland
Executive Director, Polly Hill Arboretum
June 9, 2018  (Saturday)
9:30am - 1:00pm
Jennison Hall at Bentley University
175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA

$42 Member | $52 Non-Member
$100 Workshop Sponsor 

Register for American Oaks Workshop


Getting to Know Our Native Plants: Spring Greetings from Woodland Wildflowers

These field walks will focus on learning to identify our beautiful spring wildflowers and observing their growth habits. Meredith will discuss the ecological role of different species, and recommend ones well-suited to use in a designed landscape.

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Instructor: Meredith Gallogly
Manager of Programs, Grow Native
May 30, 2018  (Wednesday)
5:30pm - 7:45pm
June 2, 2018  (Saturday)
10:00am - 12:15pm

$28 Member | $38 Non-Member
$100 Workshop Sponsor

Register for Spring Wildflower Walk


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Getting to Know Our Native Plants: The Unsung Splendor and Ecological Value of Native Shrubs

Instructor: Meredith Gallogly, Grow Native Massachusetts
June 16, 2018 (Saturday) | 10:00am - 12:15pm
June 20, 2018 (Wednesday) | 5:30pm - 7:45pm 
$28
Member | $38 Non-Member | $100 Workshop Sponsor

Learn More and Register                                                                                               

 

Getting to Know Our Native Plants: Beauty and Bounty in the Lazy Days of Summer

Instructor: Meredith Gallogly, Grow Native Massachusetts
August 9, 2018 (Thursday) | 5:30pm - 7:45pm 
$28
Member | $38 Non-Member | $100 Workshop Sponsor

Learn More and Register

 

 

Getting to Know Our Native Plants: Asters, Goldenrods, and Friends

Instructor: Meredith Gallogly, Grow Native Massachusetts
September 8, 2018 (Saturday) | 10:00am - 12:15pm
September 12, 2018 (Wednesday) | 5:00pm - 7:15pm 
$28
Member | $38 Non-Member | $100 Workshop Sponsor

Learn More and Register

 

 

Invasive Plant Identification and Management

Instructor: Chris Polatin, Polatin Ecological Services
September 22, 2018 (Saturday) | 9:00am - 1:00pm
Great Hall at Cedar Hill, 256 Beaver Street, Waltham
$42
Member | $52 Non-Member | $100 Workshop Sponsor

Learn More and Register                                                    

   

 

Landscaping for Bird Diversity

Instructor: Claudia Thompson, Founder of Grow Native
October 17, 2018 (Wednesday) | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Great Hall at Cedar Hill, 256 Beaver Street, Waltham
$28
Member | $38 Non-Member | $100 Workshop Sponsor

Learn More and Register

 

 


Grow Native MA Annual Native Plant Sale

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Save the Date! 

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

UMass Waltham Field Station
240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA

We will have more than 2,000 plants for sale, and an unmatched selection of over 120 species. 

A full list of species available for sale will be announced in an e-Letter in early May.

Download our Native Plant Sale 2018 flyer, and watch our website for event details


Massachusetts Master Gardener 2018 Symposium

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 Yes, September seems "forever" away. And, yes, there's still plenty of time to sign up. But Early Bird registrants not only save money, they are also less likely to forget the date.  For Symposium details − including speakers' bios and a complete agenda −    click here .   Our 2018 Garden Marketplace will feature a number of practical, fun and unique items, including proven and recently-introduced plants as well as book signings by all four speakers.

Yes, September seems "forever" away. And, yes, there's still plenty of time to sign up. But Early Bird registrants not only save money, they are also less likely to forget the date.

For Symposium details − including speakers' bios and a complete agenda − click hereOur 2018 Garden Marketplace will feature a number of practical, fun and unique items, including proven and recently-introduced plants as well as book signings by all four speakers.


The Andover Seed Library Program

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You may be interested in these upcoming programs:

          Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm


North Andover Garden Club Upcoming Events

  All meetings will be held at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main St., North Andover, unless otherwise noted.

 All meetings will be held at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main St., North Andover, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Chameleon Containers with Deborah Trickett

Container gardens have the power to transform the space in which you live.  They can turn front doors, back decks, and intimate patios into more welcoming places.  During this program we will see examples of designs that transition throughout the seasons.

Deborah is an award-winning container garden designer whose work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Garden Gate, New England Home, and on the TV show, New England Dream Home.   

 Open to the Public. 

 Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

Garden Design: Art of the Vignette with Cheryl Monroe at Stevens Memorial Library

This is a fun design presentation featuring small spaces in a garden to convey a sense of drama and personal style and how to avoid common faux pas.  Cheryl Monroe talks about using color, design features, and objects d'art to draw the eye and create fabulous vignettes.  Cheryl, a Master Gardener specializing in clematis and garden deisgn, follows the motto "Pretty it up!" and strives to have beautiful pest-free gardens on her one-acre plot in central Massachusetts where she grows close to 100 clematis species and hybrids, dozens of ornamental vines, hundreds of perennials, and a large variety of both deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs.  See Cheryl's entertaining blog (Garden in the Burrow) for more information.

 Open to the public (at Stephens Memorial Library.)


Fall Chrysanthemum Show-Botanic Garden of Smith College

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018

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The annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show features an extraordinary display of blooms in a variety of shapes and colors. The Fall Mum Show has been a popular college and community tradition since the early 1900s and showcases the hybridizing experiments of the horticulture class. The public gets a chance to vote on their favorites.

The Fall Chrysanthemum Show always begins the first Saturday in November and runs for two weeks including the third weekend.

Location: Lyman Conservatory

Each fall as colors fade outdoors, a riot of color erupts indoors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College.

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Fridays - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
MEMBERS ONLY 9:00 to 10:00 am daily (please bring your membership card)
The suggested donation is $5.00
Parking info >>

Group visit info>> 
Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance.
*NO Guided Tours during the flower shows.

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Slide show of past Chrysanthemum Shows


Concord Museum Garden Tour

Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2018.

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Celebrating 29 Years of a New England Tradition.

The famed Concord spokesman for individualism and self-reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once wrote: “When I go into a good garden, I think, if it were mine, I should never go out of it.” This year the Concord Museum is celebrating 29 years of “going into good gardens” on the annual Concord Garden Tour. 

The Museum’s Guild of Volunteers has organized this pre-eminent garden tour, an unequalled opportunity both to share in the delights of beautiful and historic private gardens in Concord and to support the Museum’s Education Programs which annually serve over 12,000 students from 85 Massachusetts communities and 22 states. 

The Museum’s Garden Tour has become a New England tradition for garden lovers from near and far. The Garden Tour will take place on two days, Friday and Saturday, June 1 and June 2, rain or shine. Each of the private gardens reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families and will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers with acres of “garden rooms.”

The tour of Concord-area gardens is self-guided and self-paced, beginning each day at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m. Garden-goers should arrive at the Museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out. Tickets are good for either or both days, but each garden may only be visited once.  No refunds; no photography. 

Early Registration Tickets are $30 Concord Museum Members, $40 Non-Members. Tickets purchased after May 28 or at the door are $35 Concord Museum Members, $40 Non-Members. Check back for more registration links and information.