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Mothers Day Brunch Picnic and Lilac Festival

Come enjoy the fantastic lilace display in the gardens and a Mother's Day Brunch at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place.

Get outside with your family this Mother’s Day and celebrate Mom with a picnic at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. Enjoy live music. Explore the garden with your little ones. Play croquet, bocce, ring toss, and other lawn games that will be set up throughout the garden. Take a family photo with a professional portrait photographer among the beautiful gardens.  Tea, coffee, pastries and fruit will be provided!

When: 
Sunday, May 14, 2017 10am-1pm

Tulip Festival Open House

Come enjoy the fantastic tulip display in the gardens at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place. Photo: John O'Neill

Come enjoy the exquisite Tulip display at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. The historic house will also be open which will provide a window into the history of a simple farm house turned elegant country estate. Not only will select rooms of the house be open to explore but there will also be an exhibition of Stevens-Coolidge Place inspired artwork for sale by local artists Ana Smyth, Mary Gimon and Francisco Colom.

When: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10am-2pm

First Peas to the Table

First Peas to the Table is a program for young garndeners at the Steven-Coolidge Place in North Andover.

Join the The Trustees of Reservations for a fun early-Spring gardening session for kid ages 6-9! Introduced with a reading of First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden 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.

When: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 10-11am

The Stevens-Coolidge Place Cutting Garden

Pick Your Own Bouquet at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place

The public is invited to cut your own flowers in the cutting garden (only) on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. In addition to pick-your-own standards like zinnias, dahlias and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. The garden is fun for all ages and there is always something new to learn!

When: 
Fridays & Saturdays, July - September, 2016 10am-5pm

The Petal Pushers at Long Hill

Volunteers are needed at Long Hill and Sedgewick Gardens in Beverly!

The Trustees of Reservations need your help to prepare and plant Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens's Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. Help us “Push the Petals” from our plants! We need your help to prepare the growing rows, plant and maintain Long Hill's Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. We have a range of projects available for all abilities, from seeding, planting and weeding, to deadheading. Choose to come on Mondays in the summer to help cut many blooming stems to go to the Beverly Farmer’s Market or help cover shifts for the public picking of the flowers in the summer or just show up on any Thursday. There are many opportunities for many volunteers. Dig in and have fun with a great group of fellow volunteers!

When: 
Thursdays, 9-11am

Plant Your Own Garden at APL

Plant a Growums garden at Amesbury Public Library to take home with you!

Join Amesbury Public Library to plant your own garden to take home! The Topsfield Fair has donated Growums garden kits to the library! Choose from one of 4 garden types and use magically expanding soil to plant for different herbs or vegetables. Keep track on your garden online and learn more about planting, plant growth and gardens. There's a limited supply of GrowUms kits available - 1st come, 1st served.

When: 
Friday June 13, 2014 10am-5pm

Plant Your Own Garden at HWL

Plant a Growums garden at Hamilton Wenham Library to take home with you!

Join Hamilton-Wenham Public Library as they host a planting party to get your garden started! Choose one of three Growums gardens kits to use - pizza garden, herb garden or taco garden! Each kit contains magically expanding soil to plant different herbs or vegetables. All material provided. This program is designed for children 4 and up. Please pre-register with the Children’s librarian in person.

When: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3-4pm

Pick Your Own Flowers: Thursdays

Long Hill invites children to come pick their own flower bouquet in their garden

Organic and local - right here at Long Hill! Zinnias, snapdragons, rudbeckia, sunflowers, dahlias, and more bouquet-worthy flowers. Flower bouquets are priced at $7 for a large size, $3 for a child size. Please visit the garden anytime, but pick-your-own is only available at the hours stated. Learn sustainable gardening techniques in this educational, kid-friendly garden.

When: 
Thursdays 3 - 5PM
Fridays 12Noon - 5PM
Saturdays 10AM - 5PM

Pick Your Own Flowers: Saturdays

Long Hill invites children to come pick their own flower bouquet in their garden

Organic and local - right here at Long Hill! Zinnias, snapdragons, rudbeckia, sunflowers, dahlias, and more bouquet-worthy flowers. Flower bouquets are priced at $7 for a large size, $3 for a child size. Please visit the garden anytime, but pick-your-own is only available at the hours stated. Learn sustainable gardening techniques in this educational, kid-friendly garden.

When: 
Thursdays 3 - 5PM
Fridays 12Noon - 5PM
Saturdays 10AM - 5PM

Pick Your Own Flowers: Fridays

Long Hill invites children to come pick their own flower bouquet in their garden

Organic and local - right here at Long Hill! Zinnias, snapdragons, rudbeckia, sunflowers, dahlias, and more bouquet-worthy flowers. Flower bouquets are priced at $7 for a large size, $3 for a child size. Please visit the garden anytime, but pick-your-own is only available at the hours stated. Learn sustainable gardening techniques in this educational, kid-friendly garden.

When: 
Thursdays 3 - 5PM
Fridays 12Noon - 5PM
Saturdays 10AM - 5PM

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