16 hours ago

Saturday, August 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Artists’ Demonstration: The Art of the Woody Plant

Come to the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday, August 13 from 2 – 4, and see members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists demonstrate their talent as part of the ongoing show, The Art of the Woody Plant, running through September 11. With 150 members, the New England Society of Botanical Artists brings a strong, artistic presence to the Arnold Arboretum this summer. Up to thirty works will be exhibited ranging from watercolor to pastel. The Society has recently shown at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts, participated in the New England Flower Show, and includes many artists within the group who have received prestigious awards from the national organization— the American Society of Botanical Artists, as well as the British counterpart—The Society of Botanical Artists. For more information visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu. Free. Image of a decidedly non-woody plant by Society artist Jeannetta vanRaalte.

    Saturday, August 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Artists' Demonstration: The Art of the Woody Plant
    Come to the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday, August 13 from 2 - 4, and see members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists demonstrate their talent as part of the ongoing show, The Art of the Woody Plant, running through September 11.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

17 hours ago

Saturday and Sunday, August 13 – 14 – 46th Annual Grow Show

The Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Grow Show will be held on August 13th and 14th, 2016. The show ties into this year’s exhibition at the Garden: Benched: Come Take A Seat in the Garden. The six flower arranging categories will focus on the idea of Sit A Spell, with each category being themed a relaxed, daydream-like state as its inspiration. These cues, taken from everything from sitting on a Chinese garden stool and rustic twig benches to a backyard bench and a view from the window into the wilds behind will serve as themes for the flower arranging categories. Submissions for an array of horticulture categories will be also be accepted for the show. For complete information visit https://berkshirebotanical.org/event/grow-show/

    Saturday and Sunday, August 13 - 14 - 46th Annual Grow Show
    The Berkshire Botanical Garden's Grow Show will be held on August 13th and 14th, 2016. The show ties into this year's exhibition at the Garden: Benched: Come Take A Seat in the Garden. The six flower arranging categories will focus on the idea of Sit A Spell, with each category being themed a relaxed, daydream-like state as its inspiration.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

17 hours ago

Friday, August 19, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens – Larry Wente and Jack Hyland

The final Berkshire Botanical Garden Cocktails in Great Gardens of 2016 is on Friday, August 19 from 5 – 7 at the home and garden of Larry Wente and Jack Hyland in Millerton, NY. Hors d’oeuvre, a cold refreshment, and the warm summer light of late afternoon are the perfect companions to take in some of the area’s most spectacular private gardens through our Cocktails in Great Gardens series. It’s a rare opportunity to roam these private spaces with the gardeners themselves that you will not want to miss. BBG members $35, nonmembers $50. Register online at https://berkshirebotanical.org/event/cocktails-in-great-gardens-the-home-of-larry-wente-and-jack-hyland/?instance_id=3850

    Friday, August 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens - Larry Wente and Jack Hyland
    The final Berkshire Botanical Garden Cocktails in Great Gardens of 2016 is on Friday, August 19 from 5 - 7 at the home and garden of Larry Wente and Jack Hyland in Millerton, NY.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

22 hours ago

23 hours ago

  • The Fire to Read and Write

    Ms. Spencer is asking for $1937.75:
    My students need Kindle Fires with memory cards, protective covers and charging stations to help them use technology as a tool to improving their reading and writing skills.
    Snowden International School Comment

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33 hours ago

Dine Out Boston Returns August 14

Restaurant Week is back August 14 - 19 and 21 - 26!

    Dine Out Boston Returns August 14 - Back Bay Association
    Restaurant Week is back August 14 - 19 and 21 - 26! Your favorite Back Bay restaurants are rolling out exclusive prix-fixe menus starting at $15 for lunch and $28 for dinner. Check out these fantastic menus and reserve your table!
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

39 hours ago

Thursday, August 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Garden Mixology

The Trustees of Reservations and the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts are excited to present a series of Garden Mixology Classes this summer. Attendees will learn how to craft 3 unique cocktails using local spirits while enjoying appetizers from local caterers and restaurants, all while in a unique urban garden setting.

    Thursday, August 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Garden Mixology
    The Trustees of Reservations and the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts are excited to present a series of Garden Mixology Classes this summer. Attendees will learn how to craft 3 unique cocktails using local spirits while enjoying appetizers from local caterers and restaurants, all while in a unique urban garden setting.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

Wednesday, August 10, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Avant Gardens & Tranquil Lake Nursery

Travel on Wednesday, August 10 with Tower Hill Botanic Garden to two of Southeastern Massachusetts’ best nurseries during the peak of summer. Tranquil Lake Nursery is a farm growing and specializing in ornamental perennials. Enjoy a tour of two acres of display gardens with co-owner and award-winning landscape designer Warren Leach. We’ll travel to Westport River Wineries for a picnic lunch followed by a tour and tastings. Our last stop is to the renowned Avant Gardens, for a tour with co-owner and award-winning garden designer Katherine Tracey. There will be time for browsing and shopping at both nurseries. Bus will leave Tower Hill at 8 am and return by 6 pm. Tower Hill members $100, nonmembers $125, includes transportation, tours, and box lunch. If you are interested in meeting the group at Tranquil Lake, call 508-869-6111, ext 124. Otherwise, register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—trip-to-avant-gardens-and-tranquil-lake-nursery.

    Wednesday, August 10, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Avant Gardens & Tranquil Lake Nursery
    Travel on Wednesday, August 10 with Tower Hill Botanic Garden to two of Southeastern Massachusetts' best nurseries during the peak of summer. Tranquil Lake Nursery is a farm growing and specializing in ornamental perennials. Enjoy a tour of two acres of display gardens with co-owner and award-winning landscape designer Warren Leach.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

2017 National Garden Clubs Vision of Beauty Calendar

The National Garden Clubs has published its 2017 Vision of Beauty calendar. This flower arrangement and engagement calendar includes full page color designs, in one standard size of 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″. Price for one calendar is $6.75, including shipping.  To order, visit http://www.shopgardenclub.org/shop/item.aspx?itemid=320

    2017 National Garden Clubs Vision of Beauty Calendar
    The National Garden Clubs has published its 2017 Vision of Beauty calendar. This flower arrangement and engagement calendar includes full page color designs, in one standard size of 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″. Price for one calendar is $6.75, including shipping. To order, visit http://www.shopgardenclub.org/shop/item.aspx?itemid=320
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

47 hours ago

2 days ago

Saturday, August 13, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Landscape Photography

In this Landscape Photography Class at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston on Saturday, August 13 from 9 – 2, Steve McGrath will show you all the various camera settings you can use when taking landscape photographs utilizing your shutter and aperture settings for the best exposure. Help  understand and use natural light, find the best composition, see the ways different focal length lenses behave, and use depth of field while exploring the use of filters. Tripods are also a plus but not mandatory for the class and you can use film or digital cameras for this class. There will be a presentation, then we will head out into the Gardens to photograph. After, we will have a critique our work.  Tower Hill Member price $60, non-member $75. Register online at www.towerhillbg.org.  Photo copyright Steve McGrath.

    Saturday, August 13, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Landscape Photography
    In this Landscape Photography Class at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston on Saturday, August 13 from 9 - 2, Steve McGrath will show you all the various camera settings you can use when taking landscape photographs utilizing your shutter and aperture settings for the best exposure.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Monday, January 30 – Monday, February 6 – Gardens of the Caribbean

Yale Educational Travel and Smithsonian Journeys are sponsoring a round trip cruise from Antigua January 30 – February 6 aboard the S.Y. Sea Cloud.  Yale’s study leader is Leo W. Buss, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, known for his research in ecology and evolution, and author of The Evolution of Individuality.  Smithsonian’s expert is Ann Pavord, gardening correspondent for The Independent and author of a number of books on plants including the best-selling The Tulip.  Islands will include Guadelopupe, Iles des Saintes, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Tortola & Virgin Gorda, and St. Barthelemy, as well as Antigua.  For complete information, visit http://www.yaleedtravel.org/caribbean17, and http://www.smithsonianjourneys.org/tours/caribbean-sea-clous/itinerary/

    Monday, January 30 - Monday, February 6 - Gardens of the Caribbean
    Yale Educational Travel and Smithsonian Journeys are sponsoring a round trip cruise from Antigua January 30 - February 6 aboard the S.Y. Sea Cloud. Yale's study leader is Leo W. Buss, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, known for his research in ecology and evolution, and author of The Evolution of Individuality .
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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