7 hours ago

Saturday, June 4, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Tom Ashbrook at Newton Community Farm

The Newton Community Farm is honored to host an intimate evening with Tom Ashbrook, award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s On Point. Having spent his childhood on a farm, Tom will talk about farm life, both past and present, and the place of local farms in our agricultural system. The event will be held June 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will begin with a farm tour at 6:30 p.m., and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. This event is part of Newton Community Farm’s Ten-Year Anniversary program. Click here to register, or call 617-916-9655.

    Saturday, June 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Tom Ashbrook at Newton Community Farm
    The Newton Community Farm is honored to host an intimate evening with Tom Ashbrook, award-winning journalist and host of NPR's On Point. Having spent his childhood on a farm, Tom will talk about farm life, both past and present, and the place of local farms in our agricultural system.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

7 hours ago

Tuesday, June 21 – Monday, June 27 – Great Gardens of the Pacific Northwest

The Berkshire Botanical Garden is offering an exclusive, members-only opportunity to come with us on a six-day, six-night tour of one of the country’s horticultural havens: The Pacific Northwest. Based at a small boutique hotel in downtown Seattle near the world-famous Pike Place Market and the city’s restaurants noted for their farm-to-table cooking, this tour, limited to 24 people, will take us through some of the region’s most impressive private and public gardens. The package, which costs $2495 per person (based on double occupancy. single supplement is $729) and includes lodging, transportation in Seattle, breakfast every day, five lunches, and two dinners, is available on a first-come, first-served basis to members interested in a first rate tour of this horticultural gem of a region. (Flights to and from Seattle are not included). The group will be lead by Greg Graves, a leading horticulturist in the region known for both his plant knowledge and the gardens of the region. This event is at capacity, but we are accepting names for a waiting list. Please call 413-298-3926, extension 10, or email Elisabeth Cary at ecary@berkshirebotanical.org for more information.

    Tuesday, June 21 - Monday, June 27 - Great Gardens of the Pacific Northwest
    The Berkshire Botanical Garden is offering an exclusive, members-only opportunity to come with us on a six-day, six-night tour of one of the country's horticultural havens: The Pacific Northwest.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

7 hours ago

Wednesdays, June 1 – 15, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm, and Saturdays, June 4 & 11, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm – Native New England Shrubs

Shrubs vary widely in size, shape, color, bark, flower, and fruit. This New England Wild Flower Society course led by Roland “Boot” Boutwell will introduce you to almost fifty species of native New England shrubs, emphasizing plant identification, family characteristics, and historical plant uses. Bring a hand lens. Weekend sessions are held in off-site locations; directions will be provided during the first class, which will be held June 1 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

    Wednesdays, June 1 - 15, 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm, and Saturdays, June 4 & 11, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm - Native New England Shrubs
    Shrubs vary widely in size, shape, color, bark, flower, and fruit. This New England Wild Flower Society course led by Roland "Boot" Boutwell will introduce you to almost fifty species of native New England shrubs, emphasizing plant identification, family characteristics, and historical plant uses. Bring a hand lens.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

13 hours ago

30 hours ago

Fridays, June 10 – 24, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and Saturdays, June 11 & 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – New England Plant Communities

For a relatively small region, New England boasts an astonishing variety of plant communities, ranging from freshwater and tidal wetlands to coastal dunes, grasslands, forests, and montane. Learn how soil, topography, moisture, geological conditions, glaciation, and historical use affect the vegetation of each community. We will study dominant canopy, structure, range, and characteristic species of each community, and then apply this knowledge in the field. This five session class, sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society and led by Ted Elliman, will take place at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, the Susan B. Minns Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton, and at Sly Ponds in Plymouth (below). Times are Fridays, June 10, 17 and 24, from 6:00 – 8:30, and Saturdays, June 11 and 18 from 10 – 2. $238 for NEWFS members, $280 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/new-england-plant-communities

    Fridays, June 10 - 24, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, and Saturdays, June 11 & 18, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - New England Plant Communities
    For a relatively small region, New England boasts an astonishing variety of plant communities, ranging from freshwater and tidal wetlands to coastal dunes, grasslands, forests, and montane. Learn how soil, topography, moisture, geological conditions, glaciation, and historical use affect the vegetation of each community.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

30 hours ago

Sunday, June 5, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – A Festival of Lavender

Fruitlands Museum, located at 102 Prospect Hill Road in Harvard, will be all things lavender when aromatherapist and lavender expert Nancy Engel comes to play on Sunday, June 5 from 2 – 3:30. Part workshop, part celebration, this 90-minute program will dive deep into the incredible nature of lavender covering the medicinal, culinary, and other uses of this pleasantly fragrant herb. Participants will sup on lavender-inspired dishes, learn valuable growing tips and fashion a lavender sachet or wall bunch. Don’t forget to wear your best lavender finery for this festive afternoon at Fruitlands. Space is limited. To register, contact programming@fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924, ext. 239. Price: $35 Fruitlands Members, $45 Nonmembers. Image from www.flowermeaning.com.

    Sunday, June 5, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - A Festival of Lavender
    Fruitlands Museum, located at 102 Prospect Hill Road in Harvard, will be all things lavender when aromatherapist and lavender expert Nancy Engel comes to play on Sunday, June 5 from 2 - 3:30. Part workshop, part celebration, this 90-minute program will dive deep into the incredible nature of lavender covering the medicinal, culinary, and other uses of this pleasantly fragrant herb.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

30 hours ago

Wednesdays, June 1 – June 15, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Hands-On Floral Design

Bring a little bit of your garden indoors. In this three-session class Massachusetts Horticultural Society class to be held Wednesdays, June 1 – 15 from 7 – 9 at Elm Bank, learn how to arrange flowers that you may find in your garden and yard. Barbara Rietscha, owner of Stow Greenhouses in Stow MA, will bring seasonal flowers from her farm to the class and teach you how to condition and arrange them. In the first class, you will be creating an arrangement in a glass cylinder vase. The second class will teach you how to create a dining table centerpiece and for the third class bring your own vase to arrange in. Flowers for all sessions are provided as are vases for sessions 1 and 2. Bring your own flower cutters/scissors and a vase for session 3. Each evening you will go home with a beautiful arrangement of fresh, locally grown flowers.

    Wednesdays, June 1 - June 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Hands-On Floral Design
    Bring a little bit of your garden indoors. In this three-session class Massachusetts Horticultural Society class to be held Wednesdays, June 1 - 15 from 7 - 9 at Elm Bank, learn how to arrange flowers that you may find in your garden and yard.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

37 hours ago

2 days ago

Fuse Theater Review: Peter Pan Prequel — A Little Too Heavy to Take Off

Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Music by Wayne Barker Directed by Spiro Veloudos. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through June 26.

    Fuse Theater Review: Peter Pan Prequel - A Little Too Heavy to Take Off
    At the Lyric Stage Company, Peter and the Starcatcher charms, but doesn't quite take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Music by Wayne Barker Directed by Spiro Veloudos. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through June 26.
    http://artsfuse.org

2 days ago

Boston Public Library's Concerts in the Courtyard Return to Central Library in Copley Square

...in the library’s iconic courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30...

    Boston Public Library's Concerts in the Courtyard Return to Central Library in Copley Square | City of Boston
    Boston Public Library's free Concerts in the Courtyard ( www.bpl.org/concerts) series returns June 1 and runs through August 31, featuring a variety of artists and musical genres in the library's iconic courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
    http://www.cityofboston.gov

2 days ago

Tuesdays, May 31 and June 14, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, June 5, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Designing Gardens for Small Spaces

Small garden spaces often present the designer with the challenge of how to realize big ideas in tight quarters. Yet small sites don’t mean the garden must lack interest. This hands-on New England Wild Flower Society design workshop with Cheryl Salatino will tackle the garden as a composition by exploring enclosed space, lighting, plant characteristics, and personal expression. We will visit Cambridge gardens on June 5 to inspire your designs. The other classes will be held at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. $120 for NEWFS members, $144 for nonmembers. Register on line at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/designing-gardens-for-small-spaces.

    Tuesdays, May 31 and June 14, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, and Sunday, June 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Designing Gardens for Small Spaces
    Small garden spaces often present the designer with the challenge of how to realize big ideas in tight quarters. Yet small sites don't mean the garden must lack interest. This hands-on New England Wild Flower Society design workshop with Cheryl Salatino will tackle the garden as a composition by exploring enclosed space, lighting, plant characteristics, and personal expression.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Wildflower Walk

Whether you are new to native wildflowers or a long-time enthusiast, there is no better way to learn about regional flora than in the field. In this New England Wild Flower Society program, co-sponsored by Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries, participants will learn to identify native flora in a variety of habitats. The walk will take place Saturday, June 4 beginning at 10 am in Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield, and will be led by Ted Elliman. Members of sponsor organizations $15, nonmembers $20. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/wildflower-walk

    Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Wildflower Walk
    Whether you are new to native wildflowers or a long-time enthusiast, there is no better way to learn about regional flora than in the field. In this New England Wild Flower Society program, co-sponsored by Mass Audubon's South Shore Sanctuaries, participants will learn to identify native flora in a variety of habitats.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm – Glow in the Park

Quickly becoming a favorite annual event in Boston, Glow in the Park is back. Hosted by the Greenway Young Leaders program, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Greenway Conservancy, this is one event unlike any other in Boston! Spend a summer Friday night (June 17, beginning at 7) in one of Boston’s most beautiful and contemporary green spaces while enjoying live music, your Greenway food truck favorites, beer, wine, and more! This year’s event will be held on The Greenway at High Street.

    Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm - Glow in the Park
    Quickly becoming a favorite annual event in Boston, Glow in the Park is back. Hosted by the Greenway Young Leaders program, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Greenway Conservancy, this is one event unlike any other in Boston!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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