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Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Art with Herbs: Foilography

On Saturday, January 27 from 10 – noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts. Maximum attendance 6 parent/child pairs. $10 for THBG members (parent/child pair) and $20 for nonmembers (parent/child pair.) Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—family-art-with-herbs-foilography

    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Family Art with Herbs: Foilography
    On Saturday, January 27 from 10 - noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

17 hours ago

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Composition From the Start

Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This. On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 – 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture. Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens $150, nonmembers $200.  Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn. There is a snow date of March 8 if needed.

    Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Composition From the Start
    Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This . On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 - 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Fun in a (Little) Sun

Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 – 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them.  Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111, x 124.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Fun in a (Little) Sun
    Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 - 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them. Free with admission to the Garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

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Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting

Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome! This course is the core of WCBG Friends’ botanical art program. Friends price $275, nonmembers $325. Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn.

    Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting
    Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21 from 9:30 - 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Aquatic Places Webinar

This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Aquatic Places webinar will teach you about aquatic plants and the amazing adaptations that enable them to live their lives almost entirely under water. Visit lakes, streams, and other wet places to explore the native and invasive inhabitants of our waterways. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Sign up at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-aquatic-places

    Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Aquatic Places Webinar
    This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Boston Public Library Announces “Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice” Lecture Series

Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square

    Speaking Up, Speaking Out at the Boston Public Library
    Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square Boston Public Library kicks off 2018 with its 2018 Lowell Lecture Series - Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice, exploring social justice issues relevant to today's world with activists including internationally known transgender speaker Ryan Sallans and Bernice A.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

3 days ago

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar

What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species.

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar
    What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1

Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques

    Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1
    Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques Learn to propagate native plants from seed in this two-part, New England Wild Flower Society hands-on workshop at Nasami Farm Nursery in Whately that focuses on practical methods for small-scale propagation. This Saturday, January 27 workshop from 5 - 8 is appropriate for beginners and propagators with some experience.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

4 days ago

Thursdays, January 25 through February 15, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Landscape and Planting Design

Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants.

    Thursdays, January 25 through February 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Landscape and Planting Design
    Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants. Classes will be held Thursdays, January 25 - February 15, from 7 - 9 in the Cheney Room of the Education Building at The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Pets and Plants

Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or “other” they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other. This Massachusetts Master Gardeners presentation with April Daley will help you to understand what “toxic” and “poisonous” mean to your pets as well as a method to evaluate the pet, the plant as well as horticultural practices and how much risk is involved in each situation. The event will be held at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8, and the cost is $25. Registration and payment is through the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association. Contact: bradley@thetrustees.org for more information and the location to register and provide payment. Image from www.costafarms.com.

    Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pets and Plants
    Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or "other" they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

5 days ago

Coming Soon to Back Bay

What's coming soon, what's recently opened, and what you can look forward to in the future.

    Coming Soon to Back Bay
    Back Bay has it all - and we're always adding more shopping and dining destinations to the neighborhood. Check back here often for an up-to-date list of what's newly arrived and what's coming soon to Back Bay. Canada Goose, Prudential Center Christian Louboutin, Copley Place Dig Inn, Prudential Center Godiva, Prudential Center M.Gemi, Prudential Center MAC Cosmetics, Prudential Center St.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

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