Backyard Growers Presents: The first annual Gloucester Grow Fest! Join us at Burnham's field on Saturday, June 2nd to celebrate healthy eating, green living, and warm weather! There will be garden tours, art projects, yummy food, games, live music, community yoga, and more! This event is free and has something for people of all ages. See you there!
The gardens of Maudslay are special landmarks, telling the stories of the Moseley family love of botanical history. Learn about how the gardens used to look and how they became the gardens they are today. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
Join your friends and neighbors at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a free day of outdoor enjoyment! This free mid-day event is the perfect low-key introduction to the Stevens-Coolidge gardens, including assorted lawn games, a variety of paths through the gardens to see what spring has sprung, and several tables set up for communal picnicking.
We had such a great reaction to last year's program "The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment" that we decided to offer another bee based program. This time, gardening guru Andi Ross will present her new program, "To Bee or Not to Bee." Landscaping to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects as well as birds and butterflies is not only trendy, its critical to our own survival. This lecture will explore what plants will attract beneficial wildlife to your gardens with slides of glorious gardens filled with wildlife.
The fourth annual Grow Spring! Expo, a celebration of local agriculture, horticulture, and environmental preservation, returns to Topsfield on March 18, 10 AM - 3 PM. Held at the Emerson Center, the Gould Barn, and The Commons, this year’s event is sponsored by the Topsfield Garden Club, the Topsfield Historical Society, The Commons, The Congregational Church of Topsfield and the Essex Agricultural Society.
Get your hands dirty while learning about plants and mini habitats in this terrarium workshop. A member of the Niche Urban Garden Supply team will be on hand to guide you through the process as you design a one-of-a-kind terrarium to take home. Come early or stay late to enjoy the exhibition Sizing it Up: Scale in Nature and Art, where you can also check out Vaughn Bell’s mega-terrarium -- Metropolis before the exhibition closes on September 19th.
Here's a plant sale that will beautify your garden, help reduce your carbon footprint and benefit a local community organization that's dedicated to helping children! Come to O'Maley Innovation Middle School to shop for perennials supplied by your neighbors to help fund programs through the Gloucester Education Foundation! This sale is organized by Generous Gardeners Inc. a unique North Shore Business that promotes philanthropy through gardening – check them out to swap or donate plants online!
The Trustees of Reservations invites you to Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens for the annual Long Hill Plant Sale. Now in its 25th year, this local tradition offers a great variety of traditional favorites and unique, unusual plants that have proved their zone hardiness in the gardens of the estate! You’ll find a great selection of unusual plants and old favorites including Tulip Tree, Japanese Snowbell, Dove Tree, and more! Choose from hundreds of perennials including many natives, and specialties of Long Hill. Horticultural experts will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. There will also be a silent auction of unique plants.
Join the The Trustees of Reservations for a fun early-Spring gardening session for kid ages 6-9! Introduced with a reading of by Susan Grigsby, this fun gardening workshop for kids will teach your child about planting and maintaining a pea plant. Your child will get to plant their own pea seeds, decorate their pea pot, learn how to care for their plant, and create a journal to monitor their plant’s growth just like the students in the story.