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Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm – Hosta and Perennial Sale

Historic New England will hold its annual Hosta and Perennial Sale at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street in Waltham, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 1 – 3, from 9:30 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information visit http://shop.historicnewengland.org/GRE-HOSTASALE-1-10167/

    Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm - Hosta and Perennial Sale
    Historic New England will hold its annual Hosta and Perennial Sale at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street in Waltham, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 1 - 3, from 9:30 am - 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information visit http://shop.historicnewengland.org/GRE-HOSTASALE-1-10167/
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Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – Dragonflies at Royalston Eagle Preserve and Priest Brook Valley

Join Dave Small and Lynn Harper of the Athol Bird & Nature Club on Sunday, June 3 for a search for early season Dragonflies and Damselflies. As good naturalists, we’ll also note interesting birds, butterflies and whatever else we find. Meet 10:00 am at the MDFW Birch Hill WMA parking area (opposite 69 Winchendon Rd Royalston) Bring dragonfly net, camera, shoes or boots to get wet, water, snacks, and a sense of adventure. For more information visit http://atholbirdblub.org or email Dave@atholbirdclub.org.

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am - Dragonflies at Royalston Eagle Preserve and Priest Brook Valley
    Join Dave Small and Lynn Harper of the Athol Bird & Nature Club on Sunday, June 3 for a search for early season Dragonflies and Damselflies. As good naturalists, we'll also note interesting birds, butterflies and whatever else we find.
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Martha Washington geraniums, also known as re...

Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in her Palace. 👑

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in...
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18 hours ago

Free tai chi class June 5 to July 26

Instructor Huan Zhang will lead tai chi at Symphony Park, on the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street. All levels welcome. In the event of rain, classes will be at Morville House, 100 Norway Street.

Instructor Huan Zhang will lead tai chi at Symphony Park, on the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street. All levels welcome. In the event of rain, classes will be at Morville House, 100 Norway Street.

    Free tai chi class June 5 to July 26
    Symphony Park Instructor Huan Zhang will lead tai chi at Symphony Park, on the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street. All levels welcome. In the event of rain, classes will be at Morville House, 100 Norway Street.
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18 hours ago

Free yoga class June 5 to Sept. 25

Yoga instructor Nicole Ferraro will lead gentle moving and breathing at Symphony Park, on the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street. Most of the practice is seated. In the event of rain, classes will be at Morville House, 100 Norway Street.

Yoga instructor Nicole Ferraro will lead gentle moving and breathing at Symphony Park, on the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street. Most of the practice is seated. In the event of rain, classes will be at Morville House, 100 Norway Street.

    Free yoga class June 5 to Sept. 25
    Symphony Park Yoga instructor Nicole Ferraro will lead gentle moving and breathing at Symphony Park, on the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street. Most of the practice is seated. In the event of rain, classes will be at Morville House, 100 Norway Street.
    http://sampan.org

20 hours ago

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on...

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people’s stylish dress: “as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people's stylish dress: "as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks."
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Boston Center for the Arts added 2 new photos...

WIN FREE TICKETS! BCA Ball 2018 Sponsor, The Daily Catch, has generously donated a PAIR of tickets to the BCA Ball 2018 ($600). Complete the following actions and be entered to WIN*: 1. Mark yourself Going in the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome Facebook Event. 2. Share this post onto your Facebook Timeline. 3. Comment on this post and tell us why you love BCA. *Offer ends at midnight on Monday, May 28. Winner will be contacted on Tuesday, May 29.

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    Boston Center for the Arts added a new photo.
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Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design

The Nauset Garden Club presents Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design on June 8 and 9, from 10 – 4 at the Crosby Mansion (pictured below), 163 Crosby Lane in Brewster. The event also includes a plant sale and designed container sale, floral design demonstrations, and a garden tea. Advance tickets are available at Snows in Orleans, Agway, The Farm, The Brewster Country Store, Crocker Nursery, New England Gardens in Harwich, Hyannis Country Gardens, and online at http://nausetgardenclub.org. $20 advance sale, $25 at the door.

    Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design
    The Nauset Garden Club presents Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design on June 8 and 9, from 10 - 4 at the Crosby Mansion (pictured below), 163 Crosby Lane in Brewster. The event also includes a plant sale and designed container sale, floral design demonstrations, and a garden tea.
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Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Gardening with Mushrooms

Join Alex Dorr of Fungi Ally at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 2 from 10 – 1 for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community. We will work with tree mushrooms in particular: wine caps, almond portobellos, and oysters. Participants will become familiar with techniques of cultivating these mushrooms for food, medicine, or mycoremediation purposes. This workshop will include building a wood- chip bed of wine cap mushrooms (Go home with myceliated chips to start your bed own mushroom bed), adding Almond Portobellos to your garden via compost, and growing oyster mushrooms in mulch. We will also discuss transferring and expanding these mushrooms without buying spawn, and using Wine Cap mushrooms in mycoremediation applications.

    Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Gardening with Mushrooms
    Join Alex Dorr of Fungi Ally at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 2 from 10 - 1 for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community.
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#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guita...

#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was deemed the queen of American folk music by Martin Luther King Jr. ✊

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," she...
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43 hours ago

Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive...

Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to blow your socks off. Purchase your tickets today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

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    Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to...
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46 hours ago

Guerilla Opera Celebrates Art Week with the Next Generation of Composers and Performers

132 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA

    Guerilla Opera Celebrates Art Week with the Next Generation of Composers and Performers
    Guerilla Opera celebrates Art Week by showcasing the next generation of new opera composers and performers. The company's accredited course at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Guerilla Opera-Writing for Chamber Opera, culminates in an evening of semi-staged performances of short chamber operas by student composers and performed by vocal and instrumental students with stage direction [...]
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Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible. Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $50. Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich. Register online at https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/landscape-pests-problems-walkabout-insects-cultural-problems

    Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout
    Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 - 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour

Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 – 3. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour
    Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 - 3. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m: Explore the grounds of the 1793 Lyman Estate and the history of its greenhouses in a tour led by plant expert and Greenhouses Manager Lynn Ackerman.
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A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament us...

A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look. Twelve different gems adorn this ornament, nine of which form the standard combination of the talismanic navaratna. Object: Indian, Turban Ornament (Sarpech) (detail), 19th century, white nephrite jade base, with gems set in gold, and a gilded metal pin.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look....
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2 days ago

Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Satu...

Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from sculpture to create beautiful paintings. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Gol4cx

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from...
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2 days ago

Summer is almost here—have you planned your v...

Summer is almost here—have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole family. Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Summer is almost here-have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole...
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2 days ago

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.
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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

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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#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our hea...

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous planning to make sure the plants are ready for their debut. 🌿

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    TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous...
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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

3 days 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.
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3 days 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

3 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared PBD Events'...

PBD Events knows how to throw a party! From the tiniest detail to the limitless soft-seating, they know how to transform the #cyclorama. Thank you for your continued support! Purchase your tickets for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome today! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

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