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Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation

Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park’s more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan. The plan will build on the existing 2015 tree inventory to create a multi-year maintenance and planting plan, ensuring a healthy tree canopy for future generations. The Garden Club of the Back Bay contributed to the inventory of trees. The Association is delighted to present the draft of this plan for your review and comment. Please join us on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm at Fisher College’s Alumni Hall to learn more and share your feedback. RSVP to info@esplanadeassociation.org. Rendering by Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.

    Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation
    Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park's more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum

Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum. Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will help you to identify the ferns and fern allies of the Arboretum and New England. Participants will begin indoors at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building with a lecture and then move outdoors to Hemlock Hill and Bussey Brook for a fern foray. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning. The class will take place Friday, June 1, from 2 – 5 (originally scheduled for June 3, so take note.) Fee $40 Arboretum member, $50 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum
    Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum.
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Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bristol County Open Day

The Garden Conservancy’s 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Bristol County Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy's 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day Visit landscape designer Andrew Grossman's display garden at 393 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk (pictured below).
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Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order, and Where to Eat

...courses for two—this northern Italian steakhouse is situated just a quarter mile from the Arlington and Boylston street entrance to the Public Garden. Choose from salads like mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette...

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Haley.Henry Wine Bar, 45 Province St., Boston, 617-208-6000, haleyhenry.com.

Nebo, 520 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 617-723-6326, neborestaurant.com.

Noca Provisions, 156 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, nocaprovisions.com.

Kingsley Park, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, cambridgema.gov.

Stir, 102 Waltham St., Boston, 617-423-STIR, stirboston.com.

Titus Sparrow Park, 200 W. Newton St., Boston, titussparrowpark.org.

    Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order, and Where to Eat
    Check out these Boston restaurants that offer catering, takeout, and picnic basket deals for couples and group dining in spring and summer 2018, from Mamaleh's sandwiches on a Cambridge rooftop garden, to a French countryside basket in a South End community park.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

32 hours ago

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale

Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 – noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!  You will find a wide selection of plants and baked goods, plus gently-used gardening supplies, available for purchase. For more information email ostervillegardenclub@gmail.com.

    Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale
    Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 - noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

32 hours ago

Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Iris Show: The Name of the Game

Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale. You will be able to vote on your favorite iris and companion plant. There will be a limited number of irises for sale. Floral arrangements inspired by the creative names of the irises will also be judged. The event takes place May 28 from 1 – 4 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street in Concord, and is free.

    Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Iris Show: The Name of the Game
    Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

32 hours ago

Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2 – Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration

The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area. On Friday afternoon-evening, there will be a reception and open house at the Smith College Botanic Garden in Northampton from 4-6PM, followed by a lecture by Dr. Gretel Clarke, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, on Invasiveness of intra-versus inter-continental exotic plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration.  On Saturday, there will be two workshops:

    Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2 - Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration
    The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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We were shocked and saddened to hear about the death of S. J. Brooks. S. J. was a valued member of the BCA staff when he worked here in 2012 as a member of our Visual Arts team. He was a kind-hearted, generous, and wonderfully creative person with a deep commitment to his work in the community. We extend our sincerest condolences to S.J.'s family and friends during this horrible time. https://www.google.com/amp/boston.cbslocal.com/2018/05/21/cougar-attack-victim-sj-brooks-washington-seattle-boston/amp/

    Victim In Deadly Washington State Cougar Attack Had Boston Ties
    SEATTLE (CBS/AP) - The mountain biker killed in a vicious cougar attack in Washington State over the weekend studied and worked in Boston in recent years. S.J. Brooks., a 32-year-old Seattle resident, was killed after encountering the cougar with another mountain biker during a morning ride in the foothills near North Bend.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

Recap: A Modern Mother’s Day at Tea Forte

Tea Forte's first brick and mortar store celebrated Mother's Day with mom-to-be Jenny Johnson.

    Recap: A Modern Mother's Day at Tea Forte
    Tea Forte's first brick and mortar store celebrated Mother's Day with mom-to-be Jenny Johnson On Saturday, May 12, mom-to-be Jenny Johnson of NESN Dining Playbook and Champy sparkling wine hosted a Modern Mother's Day Tea Party to celebrate the opening of the first Tea Forté store.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

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Sunday, June 3, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – A Hummingbird Garden in a Container

Experience the magic of watching a tiny, whirring hummingbird feed on flowers blooming close by! Plant a container for your patio or garden the hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators will love. Fill a 14″ container with 6 summer flowering plants that attract, and feed, pollinators. Bee balms, petunias, larkspurs, nicotianas, verbena, morning glories, salvias and many other long blooming, spilling, twining plants support our important pollinators. With proper care, your Hummingbird Garden will bloom all summer. All materials are supplied: plants, container, soil and a bamboo frame for climbing vines. Image below from http://whiteflowerfarm.com.

    Sunday, June 3, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - A Hummingbird Garden in a Container
    Experience the magic of watching a tiny, whirring hummingbird feed on flowers blooming close by! Plant a container for your patio or garden the hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators will love. Fill a 14″ container with 6 summer flowering plants that attract, and feed, pollinators.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Tuesday, June 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Ferns and Native Beauty at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Starting with a 100 acre woodlot, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary founder and benefactor – Monson, Massachusetts native Arthur D. Norcross Jr. (1895-1969) – bought, bartered and traded to amass over 2,000 acres that he dubbed the Tupper Hill Sanctuary. Today, the Sanctuary is operated by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation and has grown to over 8,000 acres of forests, meadows and wildlands in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Sanctuary is managed and maintained for the benefit of native plants and animals of New England, as Mr. Norcross originally directed.

    Tuesday, June 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Ferns and Native Beauty at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
    Starting with a 100 acre woodlot, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary founder and benefactor - Monson, Massachusetts native Arthur D. Norcross Jr. (1895-1969) - bought, bartered and traded to amass over 2,000 acres that he dubbed the Tupper Hill Sanctuary.
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Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Gardening Book Swap

Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston on Saturday, June 2 from 9 – 3 and bring some/take some! Find great gardening books to swap or add to your collection. Free with admission. For directions, visit http://towerhillbg.org.

    Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Gardening Book Swap
    Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston on Saturday, June 2 from 9 - 3 and bring some/take some! Find great gardening books to swap or add to your collection. Free with admission. For directions, visit http://towerhillbg.org.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tower Hill Members Only 9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Tower Hill Plant Sale

The region’s largest, most diverse plant sale takes place Saturday, June 2 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Find inspiration among the hundreds of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more. Shop from the northeast’s most distinguished specialty nurseries, plant societies, and garden artisans. Tower Hill members save 10% on the Garden’s own offerings.

    Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Tower Hill Members Only 9:00 am - 11:00 am) - Tower Hill Plant Sale
    The region's largest, most diverse plant sale takes place Saturday, June 2 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Find inspiration among the hundreds of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more. Shop from the northeast's most distinguished specialty nurseries, plant societies, and garden artisans. Tower Hill members save 10% on the Garden's own offerings.
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4 days ago

Now through Sunday, July 15 – John Sabraw: Renewal

John Sabraw’s colorful and highly textured paintings celebrate connectivity to nature by examining chroma and structure in micro-macro relationships. These works of art utilize pigments generated by remediating streams polluted with coal mine runoff called acid mine drainage. View them in the Alice Milton Gallery at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, May 15 – July 15, free with admission to the garden.

    Now through Sunday, July 15 - John Sabraw: Renewal
    John Sabraw's colorful and highly textured paintings celebrate connectivity to nature by examining chroma and structure in micro-macro relationships. These works of art utilize pigments generated by remediating streams polluted with coal mine runoff called acid mine drainage.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Monday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, and Thursday, June 7, 9:30 am -12:30 pm – Introduction to Botanical Art

Explore the world of botanical art in this Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens course designed especially for the beginner.  Sarah Roche guides you through structured exercises, projects and demonstrations, exposing you to the basic techniques of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.  The four day class will be held at the Wellesley Community Center  Monday through Wednesday, June 4-6, from 9:30 – 3:30, and on Thursday , June 7, from 9:30 – 12:30. Friends price $250, nonmembers $300.  Register on line at www.wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn

    Monday, June 4 - Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, and Thursday, June 7, 9:30 am -12:30 pm - Introduction to Botanical Art
    Explore the world of botanical art in this Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens course designed especially for the beginner. Sarah Roche guides you through structured exercises, projects and demonstrations, exposing you to the basic techniques of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Through Sunday, June 3 – Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature

Cao Jun was born in 1966 and raised in Jiangsu Province in southern China, where the lakes and rivers shaped his childhood environment. For eighteen years he studied and worked near Mount Tai, one of China’s most ancient places of worship and ceremonial ritual. Concrete experience of both aquatic sites and mountainous terrain informed Cao Jun’s approach to artistic creation. After formal training in Beijing, he settled in New Zealand yet traveled throughout Europe and the United States. More recently he journeyed to the polar regions and northern Alaska.

    Through Sunday, June 3 - Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature
    Cao Jun was born in 1966 and raised in Jiangsu Province in southern China, where the lakes and rivers shaped his childhood environment. For eighteen years he studied and worked near Mount Tai, one of China's most ancient places of worship and ceremonial ritual.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Concord Museum Garden Tour

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.

    Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Concord Museum Garden Tour
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

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