Events

  • Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum

    Sunday, May 10th., 2015

    Come see the most beautiful colors and scents of over 380 plants of 172 kinds of lilacs. Check the site for activities planned for the day.
    Admission is free.

    Hours: 10AM - 3PM www.arboretum.harvard.edu

  • Gardener’s Fair at Elm Bank

    Saturday, May 16th, 2015
    Massachusetts Horticultural Society
    900 Washington Street (Rt.16)
    Wellesley, MA 02482

    New England Herb Society Logo
    New England Unit of the Herb Society of America
    Speciality Herbs for the garden

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Sponsored by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
    Special members’ hours: 8:00 -9:00 am
    Open to the public: 9:00 am – 3:00pm

    Admission

    Members: Free (with vaild membership card)
    General Public: $5 per car
    Children under 12 receive free admission

    Fun for Kids – Food – Special Lectures – Garden Tours

    The New England Unit of the Herb Society activities:
    Garden tours at 9:00 A.M. and 12 noon
    Family-oriented workshops – Fairy Houses at 10:00 A.M. – Herbal Seed Starting at 1:00 P.M

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society www.masshort.org/Events 617-933-4900

  • Elm Bank ‘Society Row’ Plant Sale

    Sunday, May 24, 2014
    Elm Bank, 900 Washington St., Wellesley, MA

    NEHS members are welcome to participate.

    Email Sue Anderson for more information

  • Festival Floralia

    May, 2015, Exact dates TBA

    For three years we have been running this great native plant sale at the beginning of May, and in 2013 we added a pre-order option for all who bought Festival tickets. This allowed Festival goers to select from among 90 different species of native plants for sale, and to purchase most of these species in any quantity desired! Having access to such a variety of native plants through a single supplier is almost undeard of. And in fact, we were procured these plants from 10 different nurseries to get them to you. A big thanks go to all our donors, sponsors, and wonderful volunteers who made this Festival happen.

    Dates and Times TBA

  • THE CENTRAL MA FLOWER SHOW

    February 27th. - March 1st., 2015
    DCU Center, Worcester, MA

    Theme: ‘Back to Our Roots’

    Dates and Hours: Friday, February 27th - 12PM - 7PM Saturday February 28th - 10AM - 7PM Sunday, March 1st - 10AM - 5PM Contact: Pat Houley Productions 167 Auburn St Auburn, MA 01501 (800) 533-0229 www.info@pathoeyproductions.com

  • Blithewold Mansion Daffodil Days

    Opens March 31st, 2015
    101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114) · Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

    Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun
    Members Free
    Adults – $11.00 Seniors/AAA – $10.00 Youth 6-17 yrs – $3.00, Children 5 and under Free

    (401)253-2707 www.blitewold.org

  • Nantucket’s 41st Annual Daffodil Festival Weekend

    Friday, April 24th - Sunday April 26th, 2015
    Nantucket Island

    Daffodil decorated automobile parade, picnics, avenues of daffodils in bloom – three million give or take a few
    Festival features an Antique Car Parade featuring over 100 daffodil decorated vintage cars, Tailgate icnic, Daffy Hat, Dog and Children’s Parade

    www.natucketchamber.org for more information about the festival

  • Rhode Island Flower and Garden Show

    Thursday, February 19th. - Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
    Rhode Island Convention Center - Sabin St., Providence, RI

    This year marks the 21st Year of the Rhode Island Flower Show. The theme this year is ‘Garden Adventures’.
    Tickets: At the Door
    $19 – Adult
    $16 – Seniors (65 + ID required)
    $16 – Students
    $20 – Food and Wine Festival (1 – 5 daily – must purchase Flower Show ticket to attend)
    $16 – Evening Discount (February 21 – 23, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
    $7 – Children (6 to 12 years old)
    FREE – Children Under 6

    Advance tickets are now on sale through February 15th

    Advance ticket prices start at $17 per person with Combo tickets for both the Flower Show and Food and Wine Festival on sale for $30. Advance tickets for the Flower Show only are available at AAA Southern New England offices

    Phone: (401)458-6000, Karen Brol - Tickets (401)253-0246 www.flowershow.com

  • Connecticut Flower and Garden Show

    Thursday, February 19th. - Sunday, February 2nd, 2015
    Connecticut Convention Center - 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT

    34th. Annual Flower and Garden Show – ‘Spirit of Spring’
    Over 300 booths with fresh flowers, plants, herbs, seeds, books, etc
    Beautiful landscaped gardens, seminars, and demonstrations

    Tickets: $14.00 in advance until February 19th and several locations in CT. $16.00 day of event - Adults, $4.00 - Children Ages 5-12 $14.00 day of event - Seniors (Thursday and Friday only) Phone: (860)444-8461 www.ctflowershow.com for more information and locations for advance ticket purchases

  • Trade Secrets Connecticut – “Garden Party of the Year”

    May 16th. and 17th., 2015
    LionRock Farm - Route 41 and Harbor Road, Sharon, CT 06069

    15th Anniversary
    Rare plant and garden antiques sale followed by a day of garden tours that benefits Women’s Support Services – a non-profit organization founded in 1981 that provides services to persons in the northwest corner of CT who have experienced domestic violence or abuse. Trade Secrets is a rare once a year opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful gardens. Here is a great place to find unusual plants, objects, and accessories for the garden.
    The plant and garden antique sale is on Saturday, May 17th.
    On Sunday, May 18th., Bunny Williams’ garden and thre unique and intimate gardens in Cornwall, Ct., will be open for the Trade ecrets’ garden tour.
    Ticket price for the tour is $60.00 in advance), $70.00 that day (10AM – 4PM)
    Maps may be picked up at the LionRock Farm.

    Tickets: $35.00 for show on Saturday, May 18th. $60.00 per person in advance, $70.00 on the day of the garden tour, Sunday, May 18th. Phone: (860)364-1080 for information or to purchase advance tackets or visit www.tradescretsct.com Tickets may be purchased on the day of the show and the tours at any of the featured garden locations

  • Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

    Thursday, May 21st., 2015 9AM - 5PM, Rain or Shine
    Meeting Place: Beacon Hill Garden Club
    WHERE: The self-guided tour begins at the Hostess Booths located at the corners
    of Charles and Mt. Vernon and at Charles and Chestnut Streets. Please present
    your ticket to obtain a program and map. The official flag of the Beacon Hill
    Garden Club designates tour gardens across the Hill.
    Advance Tickets: $35.00 before tour day either by mail, online credit card, or from select
    retail and business locations. By Mail on the web site (contact information below)
    Tour Day Tickets: $45.00 per ticket at Hostess Booths located at the corners of Charles
    and Mt. Vernon St., Charles and Chestnut St., and The Church of the
    Advent (garden entrance.

    The Beacon Hill Garden Club was formed in 1929 and each year sponsors a private garden tour of select gardens as a fundraiser to benefit environmental, horticultural, and conservation organizations across Boston, Massachusetts.

    www.beaconhillgardenclub.org for more information, directions, and ticket purchases

  • Boston Flower and Garden Show

    March 11th-March 15th, 2015
    The Seaport World Trade Center - 200 Seaport Bld., Boston, MA

    Theme: ‘Season of Enchantment’

    Dates and Hours:

    •Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    •Thursday, March 12, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    •Friday, March 13, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    •Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    •Sunday, March 15, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Admission:

    •Adults $20
    •Seniors (65+) $17
    •Children (6-17) $10
    •Children Under 6 Free
    •Group discount tickets are available for advance purchase in quantities of 20 or more.

    www.bostonflowershow.com (781) 273-5533.

  • CELEBRATION OF PEONIES

    Last two week of May and the First two weeks of June., 2015 9:30AM - 4:30PM
    Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home and Estate, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT

    Hildene is a beautiful Georgian Revival mansion build by Robert Todd Lincoln, son of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. With its beautiful gardens, the hillside estate offers breathtaking views of southern Vermont. Weather permitting, the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June signal the beginning of the season when the Formal Garden comes to life with thousands of peony blooms; many of them from the original 1907 plants.

    (800) 578-1788 or info@hildene.org

  • THE 20TH ANNUAL NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW

    June 19th. - June 21st., 2015
    The Rosecliff - Newport, RI

    Theme: ‘American Beauty – Timeless Style’

    Tickets – $18.00 Advance Purchase, $25 Day of Show (Friday), $23 (Saturday and Sunday)
    Free Parking and Shuttle Bus Service to The Newport Flower Show is available from the Newport Grand Parking Lot. Unless you have a parking pass issued by the Newport Flower Show Committee or a handicap parking designation on your vehicle, you must shuttle in to the Show from the free Newport Grand parking area.
    Check the web site for more information, show schedule, and directions

    www.newportmansions.org

  • KINNEY AZALEA GARDENS

    May 1st.-31st., 2014
    2391 Kingston Road, Kingston, RI 02881

    Wander through six acres featuring over 500 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons. Peak flowering is mid-May through June. FREE and open to all.
    Around Mother’s Day and for about 3 weeks afterwards, locals (and visitors who have local friends) make annual treks to the azalea (and rhododendron) gardens found on the Kinney property located on Rte. 108 in South Kingstown, RI. This family has generously opened their gardens to share its beauty. They also sell many species they have propagated. The grounds are vast and one can easily spend an hour walking around. Often, artists will set up easels to capture the vibrant with paint.

    (401) 783-2396 or (401) 782-8847 or www.kinneyazaleagardens.com

  • FIELD OF LUPINE FESTIVAL

    TBA - 2015
    Franconia (and surrounding towns), New Hampshire

    Gorgeous purple and pink lupines in bloom are reason enough to visit New Hampshire’s Franconia region each June. The 19th annual Fields of Lupine Festival includes special tours, arts events, concerts, and more.

    (603)823-5661 or www.franconianotch.org

  • 61st NANTUCKET ANNUAL HOUSE and GARDEN TOUR

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    Nantucket, MA

    Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce - (508) 228-0925. Email Paulette H. Boling for more infomation.

  • 20th ANNUAL SOUTH END GARDEN TOUR

    June 20th., 2015
    Boston Center For the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

    10AM – 4:00Pm Rain-or-Shine
    This year’s rain-or-shine, self-guided tour will kick off at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library. The tour will feature many beautiful, diverse gardens in the South End – from pocket-sized patio spaces to rooftop terraces to neighborhood parks and Land Trust community gardens. The 2015 South End Garden Tour will feature private and open space gardens within the following area: Columbus Ave. to Berkeley St. to Tremont St. to West Canton St. and Montgomery Park. New This year: Artists In the Garden! A select group of local artists will create works of art while stationed in tour gardens. Offered for sale at a reception immediately following the tour. Proceeds of the Tour benefit the South End/Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust, a non-profit organization supporting local community gardens and open spaces. Tickets: $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of the tour.

    www.southendgardentour.org for locations to purchase tickets in advance

  • 36th. NEWBURYPORT ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

    June 13th., 2015
    Cushinghouse Garden, 98 High Street, Newburyport, MA

    Theme: ‘Visions of Paradise’
    Hours: 10Am – 4PM
    Tickets: $20.00 in advance, $25.00 after June 1st, Children under 12 are free of charge

    (978)462-2681 or www.newburyportgardenclub.com

  • TOWER HILL SPRING PLANT & GARDEN ACCESSORY SALE

    Saturday, May 30th., 2015
    Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston, MA

    Annual Plant Sale including purveyors of plants and society groups. NEHS members (must have attended at least 2 meetings) welcome to sell hosta and companion plants. A fun day to sell and buy.
    Hours: 9AM – 11AM Members Only

    Email Sue Anderson for more information

  • GARDEN AFFIARS – 26th ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

    Friday, June 5th. and Saturday,June 6th., 2015
    The Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA

    The Garden Tour will take place on two days, Friday and Saturday – rain or shine. Each of the nine private gardens reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families and will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers with acres of ‘garden rooms.’ The tour of the Concord-area gardens is self-guided and self-paced, beginning at the Museum to pickup maps prior to starting out. Tickets are good for either or both days, but each garden may be visited only once.
    Tickets: Advance Tickets $35.00 Members, $40.00 Nonmembers. No refunds, no photography.

    (978)369-9763 or www.concordmuseum.org Ticket Prices TBA 9:00AM – 4:00PM each day

  • CAPE COD RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL

    May, 2015 - Exact Dates TBA
    Heritage Museum & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

    Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens for a celebration of rhododendrons during prime bloom time. This ten-day festival will kick off on Saturday, May 21 with cooking demonstrations by Mary Ann Esposito, host of PBS series Ciao Italia. Also featured throughout the festival are book signings by renowned chefs, horticultural walking tours, a plant sale, photography and plein air painting workshops, and horticulture lectures.

    (508)888-3300 or info@heritagemuseums.org