Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Garden Experts Speak! Tips for a Successful City Garden

It’s time to plant! Come get the information and inspiration you need to garden in whatever space you have! Get advice for window boxes, container gardens, street-side tree gardens, small yards, patios and roof decks. Garden Club of the Back Bay member Janine Mudge-Mullen of City Garden Ideas has put together a program on Saturday, May 5, from 10 – 12 at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street.

Featured presenters are:

Ellen Abdow, Owner of Perennial Gardens.  Ellen will create a container garden before our eyes with step-by-step instructions and offer stories about the hottest trends in gardening.

Tom Smarr, The Garden Concierge and former Superintendent of Horticulture at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  Tom will offer an overview of gardening basics including tools and soil plus tips to choosing hardy plants for sun and shade. He’ll also talk about the boom in verticulture, a new trend focused on growing plants on the vertical.

Light refreshments begin at 9:30am. Great handouts, door prizes and more! Questions? Contact Janine at 617-267-6500 or email her at