1 hour ago

Isabella had too much presence for just one n...

Isabella had too much presence for just one name! She was often referred to in the Boston society pages as “Belle,” “Donna Isabella,” “Isabella of Boston,” or “Mrs. Jack.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella had too much presence for just one name! She was often referred to in the Boston society pages as "Belle," "Donna Isabella," "Isabella of Boston," or "Mrs. Jack."
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2 hours ago

A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, “I f...

A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, “I felt last night as though I were in a Hans Anderson Fairy Tale, ready to go on a flying carpet" 💫 #CouldntHaveSaidItBetter

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, "I felt last night as though I were in a Hans Anderson Fairy Tale, ready to go on a flying carpet" 💫 #CouldntHaveSaidItBetter
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5 hours ago

Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19 – Nantucket Garden Festival

The 10th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival highlights the unique and beautiful garden ecosystems on Nantucket and focuses on the importance of sustainability, conservation and gardening ethics for the long-term health of the island. Scheduled for July 17th-19th, the festival celebrates gardening through creative workshops, exquisite garden tours, children’s workshops, family activities and an opening night party. The keynote speaker will be Thomas Rainer, Principal of Phyto Studio in Washington, DC. In a workshop entitled The Inspired Plantsmen: Nature-Inspired Approach to Plant Selection and Composition, Rainer, a leading voice in ecological landscape design, will discuss how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. Both practical and inspiring, this talk will explore a synthesis of ecology and horticulture—resulting in an intentionally designed and managed plant community where population dynamics are encouraged within an aesthetic framework. Rainer’s workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 18th.

    Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 19 - Nantucket Garden Festival
    The 10th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival highlights the unique and beautiful garden ecosystems on Nantucket and focuses on the importance of sustainability, conservation and gardening ethics for the long-term health of the island. Scheduled for July 17th-19th, the festival celebrates gardening through creative workshops, exquisite garden tours, children's workshops, family activities and an opening night party.
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5 hours ago

Saturday, July 7, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Growing Herb Medicine

Growing your own herbal medicine is easy and satisfying. Many of our common ailments can be taken care of with herbs grown in our gardens or even in containers. On Saturday, July 7 at 1 pm, at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge, learn about 20 easy-to-grow herbs with suggestions on using them. Handouts include information on the herbs, their uses, and growing suggestions. Instructor: Iris Weaver. $50. Register online at http://learn.ccae.org/modules/shop/index.html?action=courseBrowse&TagID=254

    Saturday, July 7, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Growing Herb Medicine
    Growing your own herbal medicine is easy and satisfying. Many of our common ailments can be taken care of with herbs grown in our gardens or even in containers. On Saturday, July 7 at 1 pm, at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge, learn about 20 easy-to-grow herbs with suggestions on using them.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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25 hours ago

We have a challenge for YOU... Help us reach...

We have a challenge for YOU... Help us reach #100donorsin100days to unlock an additional $5,000 gift! There are only 7 days left to secure 34 donors. Every gift helps to provide residencies, exhibitions, rehearsal and performance spaces and public programs that connect our artists with the community. Give Now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS

    Boston Center for the Arts
    We have a challenge for YOU... Help us reach #100donorsin100days to unlock an additional $5,000 gift! There are only 7 days left to secure 34 donors. Every gift helps to provide residencies,...
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26 hours ago

Isabella loved music from around the world an...

Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in the 20th century! Object: Henry Edward Krehbiel, Afro-American Folk Songs, 1914, printed ink on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in...
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29 hours ago

Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Nantucket Open Day

The Garden Conservancy announces Nantucket Open Day on Thursday, July 12 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

    Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Nantucket Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy announces Nantucket Open Day on Thursday, July 12 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. A must - visit is Blueberry Hill. An oak forest and tupelo grove protect the house and garden from ocean winds.
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29 hours ago

Saturday, July 7, 11:00 am – Growing Fresh Culinary Herbs

It’s easy to grow your own culinary herbs! Fresh and nutritious herbs are a healthy and fun way to liven up any meal. This Cambridge Center for Adult Education class on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am will focus on the most common herbs used in cooking. Whether you have a garden or a windowsill for containers, you’ll be able to plant, grow, and harvest your very own herbs. Handouts will include information on herbs and growing instructions. Instructor: Iris Weaver. The class will take place at 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge, and is $50. Register online at http://learn.ccae.org/modules/shop/index.html?action=courseBrowse&TagID=254

    Saturday, July 7, 11:00 am - Growing Fresh Culinary Herbs
    It's easy to grow your own culinary herbs! Fresh and nutritious herbs are a healthy and fun way to liven up any meal. This Cambridge Center for Adult Education class on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am will focus on the most common herbs used in cooking.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

41 hours ago

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady...

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the Palazzo Barbaro, her summer home in Venice that sits along the Grand Canal.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the...
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42 hours ago

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trump...

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these beauties.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Sound your horns for the lovely Angel's Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these...
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45 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts is thrilled once a...

Boston Center for the Arts is thrilled once again to participate in Fete de la Musique in partnership with the Community Music Center of Boston. Look for free outdoor music on the BCA Plaza on Saturday, June 23 from 3-6pm! https://cmcb.org/events/fete-de-la-musique/

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston Center for the Arts is thrilled once again to participate in Fete de la Musique in partnership with the Community Music Center of Boston. Look for free outdoor music on the BCA Plaza on...
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2 days ago

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on t...

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure’s dress? Those aren’t ancient sequins—they’re actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced infrared luminescence. The special light makes the blue appear bright white!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure's dress? Those aren't ancient sequins-they're actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced...
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2 days ago

Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes. Espaliered pear and dogwood trees and archways of beeches and hydrangeas are some of the many features to be discovered in this 34 year old garden created by the homeowners / professional horticulturists. More than 30 hydrangea cultivars are integrated into the mixed borders. Yearly changes make this garden well worth a return trip. Open: Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10 – 4. The proceeds from this garden tour will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door. For more information visit http://www.thecapecodhydrangeasociety.org/

    Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour
    The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesdays, July 11 – July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Art of Planting Design

In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You’ll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.

    Wednesdays, July 11 - July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Art of Planting Design
    In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You'll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

2 days ago

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the w...

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, “The Taj perfect—a pearl.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, "The Taj perfect-a pearl."
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2 days ago

#tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, f...

#tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, found by Sarah Hutt, longtime South End resident and artist, and Leah Triplett Harrington. You can still reach us at the same number! #70s #bosarts #youcanSTILLbeapartofit

    Boston Center for the Arts
    tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, found by Sarah Hutt, longtime South End resident and artist, and Leah Triplett Harrington. You can still reach us at the same number! #70s #bosarts...
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3 days ago

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solst...

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining night. Skip the line and buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2sVAWiY

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining...
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3 days ago

Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party

Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis. Image courtesy of Yankee Magazine.

    Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party
    Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle

What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House. The house will be on view for the duration of Diedricksen’s installation FORTitude and the upcoming Playtime in the Making exhibition at the Museum, which is located at 455 Oak Street in Brockton. The raffle drawing will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018. Once you purchase your ticket online, you will not receive a physical ticket, but a ticket in your name will be submitted to our fishbowl for the official drawing. Our lucky winner will be able to take home their Tiny house at the end of the exhibition on September 16.

    Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle
    What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesso...

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music Lesson (detail), about 1668, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music...
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3 days ago

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spann...

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you’ll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your inner artist. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2JDbZ6j

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once you've seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you'll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your...
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3 days ago

Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega...

Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega again this year for the Boston Art Book Fair. Get involved! You can apply to be an exhibitor at bostonartbookfair.com #bosarts #books #artbooks #zines

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega again this year for the Boston Art Book Fair. Get involved! You can apply to be an exhibitor at bostonartbookfair.com #bosarts #books #artbooks #zines
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4 days ago

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for...

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for yourself? Here's what the Boston Globe had to say! Our “cosmic” 3D video installation feels, “like you’re looking at the afterlife.” Read on and visit us today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life - The Boston Globe
    The Queen of Spain loved it. Napoleon Bonaparte nearly stole it. Pope Pius VII rescued it. And, when it went up for sale in 1897, near its 1,672nd birthday, Isabella Stewart Gardner had to have it.
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4 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your calendars for this exciting night: http://bit.ly/2JlFjdc

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your...
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4 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts posted 3 photos.

Photos are in from the #bcaball & #discounderthedome! Check-out the whole album on BCA’s Facebook page. Don’ forget to tag, like, and share! 💥#supportlocalartsists #flashmob #radicalexchange #arthappenshere #celebratethearts @ Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. 10,542 likes · 168 talking about this · 19,102 were here. The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a...
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4 days ago

Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour

The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year’s Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950.

    Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour
    The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year's Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950. $5 single entry tickets sold at gardens on tour days.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm – 12:00 noon – The Great Outdoors

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries.  The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 – 12. Meet at the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.  $64 for MFA members, $80 for nonmembers. Tickets required. Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available. You may purchase tickets online at www.mfa.org. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk .

    Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm - 12:00 noon - The Great Outdoors
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries. The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 - 12.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

4 days ago

Can you tell we’re only halfway through clean...

Can you tell we’re only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery! Object: Imitator of Antonio Rossellino, Virgin and Child, before 1888, marble.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Can you tell we're only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery!...
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4 days ago

Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and ...

Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and join BCA in our work to support Boston’s culture-makers of today and tomorrow. 🎨🎭🎻💃🏻 #100donors100days #supportlocalartists

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and join BCA in our work to support Boston's culture-makers of today and tomorrow. 🎨🎭🎻💃🏻 #100donors100days #supportlocalartists
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5 days ago

The Boston Globe is as excited as we are for ...

The Boston Globe is as excited as we are for Make Music Boston on Thursday! We're featuring four amazing free musical performances by Federico Balducci, Kelli Eagan, Kadence Arts, and Box Not Found on the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza from 11am - 5pm. Join us! https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/06/15/make-music-celebrates-summer-solstice-with-free-performances/sHDbKLV9mLciH62E163obJ/story.html

    Make Music celebrates the summer solstice with 100 free performances - The Boston Globe
    Thursday marks the summer solstice, meaning there are only six more months until darkness is falling at the dismal hour of 4 p.m. once again. If you needed another reason to get out and enjoy the abundance of daylight, the fifth annual Make Music Boston Festival is bringing more than 100 free live performances to streets, parks, cafes, and other public spaces.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

5 days ago

Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens – Kinderhook, New York

Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property. The main garden was conceived as a contained counterpoint to the surrounding farmland with a series of spaces, each with its own character. A kitchen garden of boxwood parterres and espaliered pears is planted with summer vegetables and herbs; the main lawn is enclosed by a boxwood and hornbeam hedge with a visual break revealing a view to the pond, fields, and mountains beyond.

    Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens - Kinderhook, New York
    Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and …Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!

Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree’s namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn’s Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn’s landscape. The walk will take place Thursday, June 28 at 5:30, and is $7 for Friends of Mount Auburn, $12 for general public. Register at http://mountauburn.org/event/plant-hunters-lions-and-tigers-andxenophobic-tibetan-lamas-oh-my/

    Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and ...Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!
    Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree's namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn's Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn's landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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