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Join Pacific Horticulture May 14 – 24, 2018 and discover the extraordinary gardens of England’s bohemians, the artistic set made up of writers, philosophers, intellectuals, and artists in the early 20th century. We’ll explore the masterful gardens at Sissinghurst Castle created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, and Charleston’s walled garden (pictured) created by the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant while spending a half a day at its famed annual literary festival. We’ll also visit Farley Farmhouse, Nymans, and Virginia Wolfe’s home and garden, Monk’s House. This area of southern England also includes one of its greatest gardens, Great Dixter designed by Sir Christopher Lloyd. It and other gardens in this region will be on the itinerary, including lunch and a tour of the gardens at Gravetye Manor.
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Back in the early 1970’s, past President Jackie Blombach and her late mother did a craft project together, using nuts to piece together holiday wreaths. The wreaths existed happily for many seasons but this past week she dismantled the materials to use during our wreath project. As she attached some of these materials to the wreath below, she noted that the decorations hadn’t been touched by anyone other than her mother for over forty years. The Victorian della Robbia confection below is worthy of its history.
20 hours ago
YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take risks and develop new works that enrich the community for YOU. Please make a tax-deductible gift to BCA Annual Fund before the end of the year! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS
24 hours ago
Member Glenda Mattes brought in some unique pods called Devil’s Claws (Harpagophytum procumbens) , sent to her by cousins in Lincoln County, Kansas. The pods, according to Wikipedia, are in the sesame family and are native to southern Africa. You can see an example put to good use in the wreath below. They are the pincer-like thin items on either side of the middle of the wreath.
27 hours ago
The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 – 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 – 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around the outdoor firepit. The Old Manse in Concord hosts Illumination Night with hot cider and rum, and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich is where you’ll get to attend the somewhat strenuous Dunes to Tavern Solstice Stroll (6:30 – 9:30). Powisset Farm in Dover will hold Mindfulness on the Farm (bring a mat), as well as a Fondue Dinner, and for those near Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, enjoy a fire dance performance at Solstice Illumination Night from 6 – 8. Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough holds a Farmstead Solstice Stroll, and both Francis William Bird Park in Walpole and the Ward Reservation in Andover and North Andover are putting on Winter Solstice Celebrations. Fees and times vary, so to check them all out visit www.thetrustees.org.
31 hours ago
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41 hours ago
Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual Artist Residency Call for Applications is now live! Deadline for applications is February 19, 2018. BCA's Visual Art Residency is open to applicants whose work takes a broad range of forms, so artists with dance and movement-based practices, theatre and writing-based practices, and artists engaged in installation, sound, or other innovative media are all encouraged to apply. A key element of any application will be the connection the artist is interested in exploring between the germination and development of a rich creative idea and its active life connecting with the community outside the artist's studio.
47 hours ago
...this past October 2nd from their former office located just a short walk away on 420 Boylston St. Since the move, Ward said that there have been more instances of interaction between employees...
2 days ago
We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many “non-specific” wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah. The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.
2 days ago
Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos presents an exclusive collection of his work at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street.
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Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies. Music by local youth and adult artists, and decorations by area garden club members and scout groups. Members of The Trustees of Reservations $5, nonmembers $10, children free. For more information call 508-636-4693 x 5003, or email email@example.com.