Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – South Shore Natural Science Center 31st Annual Garden Tour

Tour lovely gardens of the South Shore at the South Shore Natural Science Center’s 31st Annual Garden Tour, Through the Garden Gate, on Wednesday, July 11, from 10 – 7. Advance tickets are $18 for SSNSC members, $20 for non members, and $25 on the day of the tour.  Call 781-659-2559 for ticket information, or visit www.ssnsc.org. Below is a picture of artist Nancy Colella painting in a garden on a previous SSNSC tour.

Thursday, July 12, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Clematis: The Queen of the Climbers

Clematis is the ‘Queen of the Climbing Vines’ and includes a collection of some 300 species and a thousand cultivars. Clematis is ideally suited to our New England climate and some cultivars bloom continuously for up to 16 weeks. As part of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s series “Thursdays at the Hort”, Cheryl Monroe will speak on Thursday, July 12 on this beautiful plant family.  Cheryl Monroe is a Master Gardener who has 50 Clematis on her property and maintains an on line blog – The Garden in the Burrow.  Presentations will begin at 7pm and go until all questions are answered.The classes are priced at $12 for Mass Hort members and $15 for non-members – no need to pre-register. You may pay at the class. For more information visit www.masshort.org.