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The State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Master Gardener Association Events
Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
P.O. Box 1369
Framingham, MA 01701

Garden Conservancy Events
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $10 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post RoadCold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Events in the Berkshires
The Trustees of Reservations
1 Sergeant Street
PO Box 792
Stockbridge, 413.298.3239 x3013

Arnold Arboretum Events
February 13 - Propagation of Historic Lineages 1-2
Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, will illustrate traditional and novel techniques employed to preserve culturally and historically significant collections. Grafting, air-layering, hardwood cuttings, the Bonsai and Penjing Collection, and more will be discussed with real examples and incredible stories behind them. Enter through the inside gate to Dana Greenhouses' driveway for tour, then go to door of greenhouses. Directions, 617 384-5209. Free. Registration requested.
February 28 - Do Your Garden Plants Have a Backstory? 7-8:15
Michael Dosmann, PhD, Keeper of the Living Collection, provides his own perspective on how to re-engage with our garden plants in ways that make it personal. Museums assign value to their collections by understanding each pieceís backstory. The plants in our own gardens can and should do the same, but too often have become generic and mundane because we have forgotten their backstories. Or even worse, we may lose our personal connections to what we grow. Location: Hunnewell Building. Free & Fee.
March 9 - Cultivating Legacies: New England Women in Horticulture and Landscape Design 9:30-1
Speakers: Lisa Pearson, Head of LIbrary and Archives, Arnold Arboretum; Debbie Merriam, Arboretum Director, Wakefield Estate; Sara Helm Wallace, Public Gardens Project Administrator for Trustees of the Reservations; Rosemary Battles Foy, Independent Scholar and Design Historian. Women developed exceptional personal garden spaces and designed outstanding professional landscapes, and were also active in conservation and preservation of appreciable New England open space. This seminar highlights women's personal legacies: significant plant collections and garden design within beloved public spaces. Presentations illuminate these women and their roles in creating and protecting New England landscapes, the discernible role that Arnold Arboretum played in these endeavors, and how we continue to raise visibility of these special places. Program includes an associated exhibition in the Arboretumís historic Library Reading Room and light refreshments. Fee $50
Weekends - Guided Tours
Saturdays: 10:30, Sundays: 1.
Begin at Hunnewell Building, unless otherwise noted (check website), last approximately 90 minutes, geared toward adults. Free. For individuals, not organized groups.
Mondays & Thursdays - Guided Tours 10:30-Noon
Meet at Hunnewell Building. Learn highlights of Arboretum history, the collections, seasonal interest. April 25 thru June (not May 30). Information: or 617.384.5209. Schedule and details online. Inclement weather: 617.384.5209.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130-3500

Berkshire Botanical Garden Events
Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road

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