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June 2017
$20 - $24

Rain Garden Fundamentals

June 4 @ 1:30 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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As more land is developed for building, badly needed space for storm water absorption and cleaning is rapidly disappearing. Rain gardens can play a significant role in urban and suburban areas by cleaning, cooling, and slowing runoff so that it doesn’t pollute water bodies. Learn how rain gardens work, how you can create a low-tech and effective rain garden, and which durable natives you should plant there. Presented by Anna Fialkoff. Anna Fialkoff is an Ecological Horticulturist & Designer at…

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$23 - $33

Eco-tour: Fuller Brook Park Streambank Restoration

June 7 @ 4:30 pm EDT - 6:30 pm EDT
Fuller Brook Park, Wellesley, MA 02482 + Google Map

Fuller Brook Severe Erosion Before Restoration The Town of Wellesley, MA started planning a linear park along Fuller Brook and its tributaries in 1897.  More than a century later, Fuller Brook Park is a major community asset, providing an invaluable open space and transportation corridor to residents and visitors alike.  After many decades of intense stream management (including straightening, deepening, and widening; lining portions of the stream edge with concrete; and mowing the streambanks), Fuller Brook…

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$23 - $33

Eco-tour – YardScaping Ecological Demonstration Gardens

June 15 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
YardScaping Demonstration Gardens, Back Cove Park
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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YardScaping inspires property owners to create and maintain healthy landscapes that minimize reliance on water, fertilizer, and pesticides.  A diverse team of volunteers from Maine public, private, profit and non-profit organizations created this educational project to showcase the possibilities for attractive, low-input, and low-impact gardening. The landscape is a series of linked gardens, from a small, pocket urban garden, to a free-flowing wild garden. The design incorporates native and non-invasive plants, lawn grasses, and wildflowers especially suited to southern and…

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$62 - $73

Designing a Garden for all Seasons

June 16 @ 10:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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How do you both captivate people and provide for wildlife year-round in a garden for all seasons? Anna will talk you through the type of design that focuses your plant palette on structure and seasonal themes that carry you through the year. Afterwards join Anna on a walk through the garden and hear about how the horticulture team took on this question in the Curtis Woodland and Old Meadow designs. Presented by Anna Fialkoff.   Anna Fialkoff is an Ecological…

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$23 - $33

Eco-tour: Heritage Museums & Garden – Green Parking Solutions

June 20 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Heritage Museums & Garden, 67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
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Heritage Museums & Gardens is a premiere public garden featuring a 100-acre property located in historic Sandwich Village, Massachusetts. Heritage boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, an extensive network of nature trails, and special exhibits in the museum galleries. The entrance to this historic property has recently been redesigned to create a green parking area, offering a more beautiful entrance for visitors and much-needed stormwater infrastructure. There is a growing interest in green parking lots that reduce environmental impact, improve safety, while…

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$26 - $32

Growing a Vibrant Shade Garden

June 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Walk into most botanical gardens and you will see a few shade trees in an otherwise sunny garden. Though bee balm, anise hyssop and milkweeds display a blast of color in the sunny garden many folks find themselves at a loss when dealing with the shade. Join Dan Jaffe for a crash course on all things shade. From blasts of color to great groundcover filler species we’ll have you walking out ready for any shady site.     Dan Jaffe…

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Free

Celebrating Native Plants

June 24 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on August 12, 2017
Public and Private Gardens in Massachusetts, Locations to be sent after registration.
Various, MA
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Two Tour Dates - Saturday, June 24, 2017 or Saturday, August 12, 2017 From paths, to ponds, to pocket gardens - from borders, to backyards, to botanical gardens, native plant gardens are a growing trend! Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) as we Celebrate Native Plants at designer-guided, homeowner-guided, or self-guided tours of private and public gardens that celebrate the beauty and ecosystem value of native plants and ecological practices. These two ELA Eco-tours will: Feature gardens designed entirely or…

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$10 - $20

The Role of Plants in an Aquatic Ecosystem

June 27 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Fourth Generation Nursery, 52 Bates Street
Mendon, MA 01756 United States
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Aquatic plants are an essential part of all natural lakes, ponds, and streams - providing food and shelter for fish and other wildlife, improving water clarity, and in many cases absorbing pollutants. But the benefit that is most obvious is the visual appeal of aquatic plants. The interest in water features in the built landscape continues to grow, with good reason. Waterscapes including rain gardens, constructed wetlands, streams, waterfalls, and ponds are restorative and beautiful in addition to the habitat…

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Free

Birds & Bees: Meadows and Native Field Trials

June 30 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Linden L.A.N.D. Group, 6608 Route 116
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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An Open House at Rebecca and Tim Lindenmeyr’s Meadow and Studio June 30, 2017 in Shelburne, Vermont ELA has been invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the design process and completed meadow at the Lindenmeyr property. There is no such thing as a native meadow in our area (it’s a stage of succession) but Rebecca plants meadows that contain native plants in residential landscapes in an effort to capture a feeling of openness and freedom; to replace traditional lawns; and…

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July 2017
$26 - $32

Tried and True Natives

July 9 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Ask any veteran gardener, landscape designer, ecologist, or botanist what their favorite plant is and they’ll berate you for limiting their selection to just one - but you can be sure each one of them has a list of favorites. Perhaps they are tasty, good for pollinators, or just downright beautiful but either way they are the plants they know they can count on. Join Dan Jaffe to learn about those tried and true native species that will never let…

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