November Field Trip
May Field Trip
September Field Trip
This private tour of Newport’s newly restored and iconic Blue Garden will be led by Blue Garden Director Sarah Vance. The visit, which is anticipated to take about an hour, will begin in the greenhouse and include and introduction to the history and rebuilding of the garden. We will be joined by Arleyn Pringle Levee, the landscape historian who wrote the book about this important garden and its restoration.
Our visit will be followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. Cost- free for tour, charge for lunch to be determined
Note: parking is available for only eight cars so we will be limited to 32 members.
Meet at Resurrection Church at 9 am
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Field Trips 2017-2018
April Field Trip
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:30 tour
Highfield Hall and Gardens
Celebrate Spring with a private tour of the Garden in the Woods: a living museum of rare and common native plants set on 45 acres. Two miles of paths meander over glacier - sculpted ridges and through narrow valleys. A pond, a wooded bog, several springs, and a brook bring a diversity of wildfire into the garden.
Please Note: Space is limited to 15. A non-refundable deposit of $15 is required to reserve your spot. Deadline for signing up is April 15th.
We will be carpooling and looking for 4 drivers.
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11:00 tour
The Blue Garden
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 10:30 tour
Christmas at Blitheword
Bristol, Rhode Island
Meet at Resurrection Church, Main Street at 9:45am for a 10am departure.
Built in 1887 by the Beebee Family, this grand estate fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. The non-profit Historic Highfield Inc., in conjunction with the town of Falmouth, restored the Victorian mansion and gardens at a cost of $8.5 million dollars. This estate was opened to the public in 2006. The docent led tour includes the Sunken Garden, the West Garden and the mansion.
Cost is $10 - Deadline is May 21st
Meet at 9:15 at Resurrection Church, departure 9:30
Blithewold, a 45 room mansion set on 33 acres in Bristol Rhode Island is recognized as one of the most nationally significant “fully developed examples of the Country Place Era.” Each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas the mansion and gardens are transformed into a dazzling showcase of seasonal decorations celebrating the magic of the season. Come and be inspired!
Deadline is November 14th.
Meet at 8:45am, Resurrection Church, departure 9 am
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