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Make the Gardner part of your holidays with these tree ornaments of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist pal John Singer Sargent! Shop now: http://bit.ly/2zXeive
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Beat the chilly November blues with the yellows, pinks, and greens of the Gardner Museum Courtyard! We’re open today.
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Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Friday, December 1 from 11:30 – 2:30 and enjoy an afternoon making some lovely aromatic holiday gifts. Participants will make a body butter, a relaxing or detoxifying bath salt, a holiday room freshener and a relaxing herbal dream pillow. In addition to making your home smell nice, a room freshener made with essential oils contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-septic properties which can help to keep the germs and bugs in any environment at bay during the winter months when colds and flu are common. Basic aromatherapy blending techniques will be taught as well as the benefits of using quality practitioner grade aromatherapy essential oils. You will leave with four gifts for yourself or to share with others and the knowledge to make more of these herbal products. All materials for the class will be provided as well as class notes and recipes. Tower Hill member price $50, nonmembers $60. Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—aromatherapy-holiday-gifts-2017
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Don't miss your chance to save 20% with code EARLYBIRD on your Movers & Shakers 2018 tickets! Offer ends Monday, November 27 https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY #BCAmoversandshakers #eatdrinkvotesupport #bostonfood #cocktailcompetition
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Sometimes the best way to think about your own garden is to visit someone else’s for inspiration. On Saturday, December 2, beginning at 1 pm, join the Ecological Landscape Alliance and enjoy a walk around Garden in the Woods with Botanic Garden Director Mark Richardson to learn about some of his favorite plants for the winter garden. Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm in Whately, Massachusetts. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island and helped run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. In 2013, Mr. Richardson assisted with the development of the first comprehensive master plan for Garden in the Woods. He holds a MS from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program. The program is $18 for ELA members, $21 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/seasonal-inspiration-winter-garden/
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Composer-violinist Charles Martin Loeffler was one of Isabella Stewart Gardner’s closest friends. When Isabella completed her museum, Loeffler used its Music Room to debut “Pagan Poem,” one of his most important compositions. Loeffler and his friend Mabel Hunt Slater gave this cast of Loeffler’s hand to Gardner as Christmas present in 1914. Object: P.P. Caproni and Brother (active 1892 - 1927), Charles Martin Loeffler’s Hand, 1914, plaster.
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The Museum is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am tomorrow: http://bit.ly/2zVWvEK
32 hours ago
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, is putting on the glitz again this Holiday Season with it’s treasured annual event – Gardens Aglow!
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Our members wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day, filled with family and friends. As we gear up for another busy holiday season, we hope you will all take a quiet moment to appreciate all we enjoy in our great neighborhood. Image from iqquotes.com.
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This painting stands out in the Gardner Museum, a French Rococo work hidden in plain sight among Italian Renaissance paintings. What we wonder about is the absence of the titular character. Venus is missing from ‘The Chariot of Venus’! Curators believe this work may be part of a larger painting that was later cut into sections. Image: François Boucher, The Chariot of Venus, 18th Century, oil on canvas.
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Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 25! Connect with the Museum’s rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this drop-in workshop. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zVIqqX
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Movers & Shakers 2018, Boston's most delicious fundraiser, is back in the Cyclorama on January 31, 2018! Gobble up this ticket special while the offer lasts: Save 20% with code EARLYBIRD November 22—November 27 https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY
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Each fully decorated holiday wreath crafted by The Garden Club of the Back Bay is the product of many hours of labor. We did raise our price this season for this category (other items remain at 2015/2016 rates) not because we were trying to maximize profit, but because our limited volunteer pool was having a hard time fulfilling the demand. Wreaths of this size and quality sell for upwards of $240 in high end retail settings, due to the sheer amount of work involved. We hope you all will appreciate the love that goes into each wreath, but also know that our net profit each year goes straight back to the community. Order soon at http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org/shop/
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Saturday, December 2, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Preservation of Historic Winchester Holiday House Tour
Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Holiday House Tour is held the first full weekend of December, and consists of the Bough and Dough Shop, Saturday evening Preview Party & Candlelight Tour, and the Sunday afternoon Daylight Tour. The Preview Party on Saturday, December 2 from 6 – 9 is a special evening reception in a historic home, featuring a sneak peek Candlelight Tour of the other sites on the Holiday House Tour on Saturday evening. Admission tickets to the Preview Party and Candlelight Tours are also valid for the Sunday afternoon house tours. The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, taking place on Sunday afternoon December 3 from 1 – 5 and drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors. The Bough and Dough Shop is open the first weekend of December, concurrent with the Holiday House Tour, on Saturday from 9 – 5 and Sunday from 11 – 5. Fresh cut greenery, wreaths, baked goods, and local artisan crafts are available for holiday gift-giving and decorating. Books and artwork featuring historic subjects may be available on a year to year basis. Tickets for the Holiday House Tour and memberships to PHW are also available. The Shop offers complimentary hot cider and coffee to its visitors. Admission to the shop is free – location is 315 W. Boscawen Street in Winchester (Little Theatre.) Buy tour tickets online at http://www.phwi.org/hht.php