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Thursday, May 17, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 89th Annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

Join the Beacon Hill Garden Club on Thursday, May 17 from 9 – 5 for a stroll through the charming streets of Beacon Hill. The Beacon Hill Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The annual tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill honors a long tradition of urban gardening in Boston. They will welcome over 2,500 visitors to our neighborhood. They will enjoy not only our hidden gardens, but also our shops, restaurants and museums. From its first garden tour since the club was founded in 1928, club members have opened their gardens every year on the third Thursday in May, even through the Depression and World War II. They hope you will enjoy the day visiting the nooks, crannies and charming spaces that make Beacon Hill special. Tour proceeds benefit local, state and national horticulture and conservation causes.

    Thursday, May 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - 89th Annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill
    Join the Beacon Hill Garden Club on Thursday, May 17 from 9 - 5 for a stroll through the charming streets of Beacon Hill. The Beacon Hill Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The annual tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hil l honors a long tradition of urban gardening in Boston.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Sunday, May 6, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Early Season Gardening Workshop

Get an early start on implementing a successful growing season at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, on Sunday, May 6 at 10:30 am. Hannah Traggis will lead this hands-on workshop, covering essential vegetable gardening skills such as handling and transplanting young seedlings and proper weed management. Consideration will be given to spring garden and soil preparations, early spring and summer cover cropping and mulching options, and planning ahead for succession planting and extended vegetable harvest.

    Sunday, May 6, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Early Season Gardening Workshop
    Get an early start on implementing a successful growing season at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, on Sunday, May 6 at 10:30 am. Hannah Traggis will lead this hands-on workshop, covering essential vegetable gardening skills such as handling and transplanting young seedlings and proper weed management.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Eat to Defeat ALS: May 8, 2018

THE ONE DAY TO UNIFY THE RESTAURANT COMMUNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALS

    Eat to Defeat ALS: May 8, 2018 - Back Bay Association
    Tuesday, May 8th 2018 is the one day designated for restaurants of any size in any state to join together in the fight against ALS. ALS ONE is asking participating restaurants across the country to kindly support their mission by donating 10% of their daily sales on that day to ALS ONE.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

25 hours ago

Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Third Annual Beacon Hill Garden Club Soiree

You are cordially invited to the Beacon Hill Garden Club’s Third Annual Soiree celebrating the Club’s 90th year. The event takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 6 – 8 at the historic garden at King’s Chapel Parish House, 55 Branch Street in Beacon Hill.  Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, raw bar, and jazz combo.  Also, from 5 – 6 ticket holders may preview three historic gardens from the Hidden Gardens Tour taking place the next day. To purchase tickets go to http://garden-soiree.eventbrite.com. Capacity for this event is limited and last year’s event sold out quickly.

    Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Third Annual Beacon Hill Garden Club Soiree
    You are cordially invited to the Beacon Hill Garden Club's Third Annual Soiree celebrating the Club's 90th year. The event takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 6 - 8 at the historic garden at King's Chapel Parish House, 55 Branch Street in Beacon Hill. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, raw bar, and jazz combo.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

25 hours ago

Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am – Digging Deeper: Spring Beauties

The country garden of Lynden Miller, an acclaimed public garden designer and a serious plant lover, has been her laboratory for design ideas and plant combinations since 1980. She adores early spring in her garden, particularly her woodland, and will welcome a small group to really look at what makes that work. Her site features a large mixed border backed by a curved yew hedge, a raised garden, and a cottage garden. There is a small pond and a recirculating stream, a woodland with moss paths, and many hardy hydrangeas.

    Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am - Digging Deeper: Spring Beauties
    The country garden of Lynden Miller, an acclaimed public garden designer and a serious plant lover, has been her laboratory for design ideas and plant combinations since 1980. She adores early spring in her garden, particularly her woodland, and will welcome a small group to really look at what makes that work.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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‘Boston Chefs’ Names Back Bay’s Best Outdoor Dining

Boston Chefs' list of must-visit Back Bay patio dining.

    'Boston Chefs' Names Back Bay's Best Outdoor Dining
    Back Bay's outdoor dining season is officially (FINALLY) underway. These warm days are fleeting, so Boston Chefs compiled a list of their favorite Back Bay outdoor dining haunts. Bar Boulud's sidewalk patio offers an inviting perch from which to take in the action on Boylston Street over classic and contemporary French fare from Daniel Boulud's award-winning team.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

2 days ago

Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale

The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 – 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney’s) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member’s Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!

    Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale
    The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 - 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney's) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member's Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dutch Bulbs with Dan

Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 – 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required. Reserve by phone at 401-847-1851.

    Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Dutch Bulbs with Dan
    Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 - 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Swans return to Public Garden May 2

...The swans will be returned to the lagoon following a parade that begins at the Beacon and Charles Street corner of the park near the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue.  Carts beautifully decorated by...

    Swans return to Public Garden May 2
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook welcome Boston's most popular waterfowl back during the 30 th Annual Return of the Swans event on Wednesday, May 2. The celebration in the Public Garden begins with entertainment at 11 a.m.
    http://sampan.org

2 days ago

Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney

Betsy Jenney is a one-woman Newbury Street fashion powerhouse -- and she's got something for every woman.

    Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney
    Betsy Jenney is a One-Woman Newbury Street Fashion Powerhouse - And She's Got Something for Every Woman While department stores loom on Newbury Street, Betsy Jenney can hold her own. With two locations and a treasure trove of noteworthy designers, Betsy makes shopping an efficient and personal experience.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

2 days ago

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Foodscaping

More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don’t have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food. On Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Parkman Room of the Education Building at the Gardens at Elm Bank, garden writer Charlie Nardozzi will talk about some basic garden design techniques, unusual places to grow edibles in your yard, good edible substitutes for common ornamentals and my favorite vegetables, herbs and berries for creating an edible landscape. His book, Foodscaping, will be available for sale and signing.

    Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Foodscaping
    More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don't have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon – Wanderlust

The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.

    Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon - Wanderlust
    The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Seven States Daffodil Show

The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm. Free with admission to the garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org

    Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Seven States Daffodil Show
    The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Garden of Margaret Roach

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon. In her own words: “The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.”

    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Garden of Margaret Roach
    The Garden Conservancy's Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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