History


1967-1974

February 14, 1967 – John J. Tierney, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, City of Boston

Saturday, June 15, 1968 – Back Bay Garden Tour (11-5)

October 22, 1970 – Dr. William A. Feder, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Dr. James J. MacKenzie, Union of Concerned Scientists, MIT, and Paul P. Brountas, Chairman, Metropolitan Boston Coalition for Cleaner Air

January 13, 1972 – Alexander Irving Heimlich – Colored Motion Pictures of the National Arboretum

April 13, 1972 – Donna Williamson, Assistant to the Director of the Boston Pollution Control Commission – Prevention of City Air Pollution

October 19, 1972 – Nancy Dwyer – Horticulture for the Blind

November 16, 1972 – Mrs. Ruth Foster, Archeological Consultant for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department – The Emerald Necklace, Olmsted’s Gift to Boston

February 15, 1973 – Joseph G. Hudak, Landscape Architect, Vice President of Olmsted Associates, Inc – Front Yard Model Project

April 18, 1973 – Stella Trafford – The Role of the Garden Club in City Political Affairs: How To Make It Work

November 15, 1973 – Knox Johnson, Landscape Architect – The City Garden

April 17, 1974 – Anita Orenstein, proprietor of the Green Grocer, Inc. – The Indoor Garden

April 24, 1974 – Anthony C. Forgione, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation – Plans for the Public Garden, the Boston Common, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall

May 24, 1974 – Cocktail party hosted by Myrna Esser.

November 7, 1974 – Ruth Kistner, Presidential Floral Arrangement Advisor – Floral Demonstration – Arrangements Appropriate for the White House.

May 27, 1976 – Field trip to Mrs. Donald Parrott’s Garden in Manchester

October 14, 1976 – Judy Parker – Indoor Gardening Through the Ages

November 11, 1976 – Grace Desjardin – Flower Workshop

February 19, 1977 – Mrs. Raymond Cronin – Indoor Planting, Especially in Dark Corners

March 14, 1977 – Field trip to Museum of Fine Arts – Flowers and their Significance in Paintings

April 14, 1977 – Corliss Engel – A Complete Study of the Growth Habits of Begonias

May 21, 1977 – Garden Tour

May 25, 1977 – Field trip to Whipple House and Heard House, Ipswich

October 13, 1977 – Dr. John Twaddle – Mammograms

November 10, 1977 – Grace Desjardin – Bictorian Flower Arrangements

December 8, 1977 – Claire Richards – A Traditional Christmas

February 9, 1978 – Field trip to Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

March 16, 1978 – Field trip to The New England Flower Show

April 13, 1978 – Margaret Shepherd – Self Employment

May 20, 1978 – Garden Tour

May 26, 1978 – Field trip to Garden in the Woods, Framingham

October 13, 1978 – Mary Hickey – Dried Flower Arranging

November 9, 1978 – Betsy Williams and Jane Schuettner – An Herbal Morning

February 9, 1979 – Field trip to Garden in the Woods – Cactus Lecture

March 8, 1979 – Albert W. Bessewitz – A Pageant of Trees

 

 

1980-1983

February 7, 1980 – Caroline Morehouse – House Plant Pests

March 20, 1980 – Field trip to New England Flower Show

April 17, 1980 – Container Gardening

May 14, 21, and 28 – Series at BPL – Taking Care of Your Front Yard

May 31, 1980 – Garden Tour – An Afternoon in Victorian Boston during the 350 Boston Jubilee.

October 15, 1980 – Boston Urban Gardeners – The Emerald City: A History of Open Space in Boston

January 15, 1981 – Ed Goodell – Tree Crops and the Fruition Program

March 19, 1981 – Slide program by Eudoxia Woodward and Marian Ullman

March 4, 1982 – Henry Lee, Mrs. Donald McKay, and Betsy Shure Gross – Civic Support of Urban Green Spaces

April 8, 1982 – Program of films at Boston Public Library

May 19, 1982 – Planting of Library Courtyard

October 14, 1982 – Irene Pitz and Patsy Boyce – A History of the Garden Club

November 18, 1982 – Gary Koller, Supervisor of the Living Collections, Arnold Arboretum – Urban Street Trees – environmental Stresses and Maintenance Recommendations

June 3, 1982 – Field trip to Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island

January 13, 1983 – William J. Thompson, Landscape Horticulturist from the Horticultural Society of Massachusetts – House Plants – Winter Problems

February 10, 1983 – Mike Connor, Superintendent of Horticulture, Boston Parks Department

March 10, 1983 – History of and Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

Spring, 1983 – Planting of five street trees

June 11, 1983 – Thalassa Cruso – A Rare Day in June

September 15, 1983 – Planning Meeting at the home of Stella Trafford

September 29, 1983 – Begonia Sale

October 27, 1983 – Phyllis Braun – Wreath making workshop

November 10, 1983 – Corliss Engle – Begonias

December 15, 1983 – Mabel Herweg – Christmas Wreaths and Swags

1984-1985

March 15, 1984 – Lily Rice – Daffodils

September 20, 1984 – Planning Meeting at the home of Esther Gaum

October 11, 1984 – Trip to Arnold Arboretum

October 30, 1984 – Liam Kelly, Acting Director, Boston Public Library – Discussion of Maintenance Procedures for Library Courtyard

November 8, 1984 – Albert W. Bussewitz, Arnold Arboretum – Through the Seasons With Thoreau

January 27, 1985 – Winter Wassail

February 14, 1985 – Helene Day, Consul of Monaco – The Gardens of Monaco

March 14, 1985 – Bob Feldman, Blooming Affairs – Care of Exotic Flowers

April 18, 1985 – Francis O’Toole – Demonstration of Japanese Flower Arranging

May 31, 1985 – Spring Trip to the Lyman Estate and Greenhouses, lunch at the Wayside Inn, and a tour of Garden in the Woods, Framingham.

October 10, 1985 – Business Meeting

1986-1989

January 23, 1986 – Louesa Mace – Gardens of Spain

February 20, 1986 – Nancy Porter and Christina Parks – Basket Making Demonstration

March 20, 1986 – Geraldine Weinstein, Loeb Fellow, Harvard University – Street Trees – Innovative Measures for Planting and Maintenance

Spring, 1986 – Planting of three street trees in the Exeter-Fairfield block of Beacon Street

April 10, 1986 – Mabel Herweg – Low Dining Table Arrangements

September 25, 1986 – Sandra Willett, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company – The Redesign of Copley Square

November 19, 1986 – Workshop making Christmas tree ornaments for the Museum of Science Christmas Festivities

February 19, 1987 – The Filling and Development of the Back Bay

March 19, 1987 – Ernestine Ingenhousz – Dutch Horticulture

April 7, 1987 – Betsy Williams – Cooking With Herbs

April, 1987 – Street Tree Survey

April 23, 1987 – Trip to the Garden in the Woods, Framingham.

May 14, 1987 – Trip to the Haffenreffer garden in Chestnut Hill and the Hunnewell garden in Wellesley

1990-1991

February 9, 1990 – Betty Brown – How Art Blooms at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

May 10, 1990 – Field Trip to Art in Bloom

May 25, 1990 – Planting at the Library Courtyard

September 18, 1990 – Peggy Connors – Field Trip to Duxbury to view garden of ornamental grasses

November 30, 1990 – Margery Huemmler, Master Judge – Decorating With Live Greens

April 18, 1991 – Hugh Wilburn, Assistant Librarian of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society – Franklinia, the Lost Tree

May 17, 1991 – Planting in Boston Public Library Courtyard

September 25, 1991 – Gary Koller – Walking Tour of the Arnold Arboretum

October 2, 1991 – Planting in yards of Boston Elder Concerns houses

October 9, 1991 – Planting of Boston Public Library Courtyard

October 29 and 30, 1991 – Ruth Stavisky – Flower Arranging Workshop

November 20, 1991 – Bow Making Workshop

December 3,4 and 5, 1991 – Wreath Making

1992-1993

January 8, 1992 – Julie Stone, Boston Urban Gardeners – Garden in the Community, Community in the Garden

February 12, 1992 – Field Trip to the Lamb’s Ear Herb Farm, Holliston, MA, with potpourri workshop

March 25, 1992 – Brian Gilbert, Tree Warden, City of Boston – Our Relationship With Boston Street Trees

April 22, 1992 – Constance McCausland – Festive Feasts floral arrangement demonstration

June – September, 1992 – Comprehensive street tree survey

June 3, 1992 – Boston Public Library Courtyard planting

October 20, 1992 – Karen Probst – Field Trip to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

December, 1992 – Wreath Making

February 11, 1993 – Sandra Janes and Trim Hahn, co-owners of Posies & Parties – Flower Arranging Demonstration

March 9, 1993 – Margaret Pokorny – History of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall

April 15, 1993 – Walter Punch, Librarian, Massachusetts Horticultural Society – Tour of the MHS Rare Book Collection

May 11, 1993 – Trip to the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Reservation, Canton, MA

June 2, 1993 – Gardens of the Back Bay tour

1994

January 19, 1994 – Karen Probst – Public and Private Gardens of the Eastern US

February 23, 1994 – Marisa McCoy – Flower Arranging Workshop

March 8, 1994 – Susan Rossi-Wilcox – Field Trip to the Ware Glass Flower Collection at Harvard’s Peabody Museum

April 12, 1994 – Field Trip to Blithewold House and Daffodil Gardens, Bristol, RI

April 28, 1994 – Tour of Art in Bloom

June 1, 1994 – Breakfast and Planting at the BPL Courtyard

September, 1994 – Planting of 12 street trees throughout the Back Bay

October 5, 1994 – Betty Slocum – Field Trip to Autumn Gardens by Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, RI

November 9, 1994 – Bow Making Workshop

November 30 and December 1, 1994 – Wreath Making

1995

January 4, 1995 – Linn Mix – Spring Flower Show

February 7, 1995 – Aurora Cookie Santerre – Drying and Arranging Flowers

March 15, 1995 – Tour of Spring Flower Show

April 4, 1995 – Karen Probst – Garden Decorations and Follies – From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Spring, 1995 – 50 magnolia trees planted throughout Back Bay

May, 1995 – Planting of 16 Armstrong maple trees along Clarendon Street

May 26, 1995 – Mulching of Clarendon St. tree pits and marigold planting

June 7, 1995 – Gardens of the Back Bay, a Walking tour

September 19, 1995 – Nancy Surette, owner of Seedlings Naturescape – Bulb Forcing

October 25, 1995 – Dennis Collins – Field Trip to Mt. Auburn Cemetery

November 14, 1995 – Bow Making Workshop

December 6 and 7, 1995 – Wreath Making

1996

January 11, 1996 – Susan Connolly – Creating Art in Bloom

February 15, 1996 – Stan Kozal – Field Trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Greenhouses

March 9 – 17 – Club Door Exhibit at NE Spring Flower Show

March 18, 1996 – Tony Todesco – Flower Arranging Demonstration

May 16, 1996 – Annual Meeting

May 30, 1996 – BPL Courtyard Planting

June 3, 1996 – Field Trip to Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA

June 16, 1996 – Boston Public Library Courtyard cleanup

June 24, 1996 – Boston Public Library Courtyard planting

September 19, 1996 – Kris Burton – The Story of the award-winning Garden of Colonial Flowers at Monroe Tavern in Lexington, MA

October 16, 1996 – Henry Callan – Stunning Floral Arrangements in Antique Containers

November 14, 1996 – Bow Making Workshop

December 4 and 5, 1996 – Wreath Making

December 18, 1996 – Francine Crawford and Margaret Pokorny – Holiday Party

1997

January 15, 1997 – Margaret Pokorny – Ornamental Grasses

February 11, 1997 – Tour of the Wellesley Greenhouses

April 8, 1997 – Isabel Gove – Festive Table Settings

May 20, 1997 – Field Trip to the Sedgwick Gardens at Long Hill, Beverly, MA

September 18, 1997 – Tour of Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth, RI

October 28, 1997 – Jane Gnazzo – Video of English Gardens

November 20, 1997 – Bow Making Workshop

December 3 and 4, 1997 – Wreath Making

1998

January 21, 1998 – Francine Crawford and Margaret Pokorny – Cocktail Party

Winter, 1998 – Cross street tree survey to identify trees needing pruning

February 25, 1998 – Karin Stanley – The Uniqueness of the Irish Garden

April 3, 1998 – Bill Graham – It Might As Well Be Spring floral arrangement demonstration

April, 1998 – Pruning of trees carried out

May 13, 1998 – Carol Julien – Window Boxes and Containers

June 10, 1998 – Armand J. Lapierre – Rose Growing Simplified

Summer, 1998 – Survey of Back Bay alley trees

September 17, 1998 – Dianne Kazanjian – Tools of the Trade

October 28, 1998 – Dr. Theresa Mitchell – The Shoulder and Gardening

November 18, 1998 – Bow Making Workshop

December 1-3, 1998 – Wreath Making

1999

January 19, 1999 – Pernell Gerver – A Season’s Beginnings – Indoor Seed Starting Made Easy

February 26, 1999 – Book Discussion – Dear Mr. Jefferson: Letters from a Nantucket Gardener

March 18, 1999 – Trip to the Boston Design Center

April 16, 1999 – Frederick Rice – A Palette of Cottage Gardens in England and New England

May 6, 1999 – Donna and Ron Lasko -Romance of the Rose€

May 17, 1999 – Clarendon Street Playground Pruning Day

June 3, 1999 – Tour of the Fenway Victory Gardens

September 14, 1999 – Tour of Westport Rivers Winery

October 19, 1999 – Henrietta Light – Unusual Begonias as Houseplants

November 17, 1999 – Bow making Workshop

December 8 – 10, 1999 – Wreath Making

2000

January 12, 2000 – Betty Brown – The Pleasures of Garden Ornament

February 8, 2000 – Anne Torrey – The Life and Times of the Monarch Butterfly

March 1, 2000 – Marie Stella Byrnes – Historic Herb Gardens

March 29, 2000 – Tour of Historic Dedham

April 19, 2000 – David Goscinski – Bonsai Demonstration

June 6, 2000 – Gardens of the Back Bay, A Walking Tour

June 13, 2000 – Becky Williams – Tour of Gardens in Rochester, Massachusetts

September 26, 2000 – Michael Tougias – Quiet Places: Rambles Through Hidden Massachusetts

October 11, 2000 – Alfred and Joy Viola – Western Alaska and the Alpine Gardens of Arakamchechen

November 14, 2000 (morning) – Bow Making Workshop

November 14, 2000 (afternoon) – Christian Duvernois -Marly: A Royal Heritage

December 5 – 7, 2000 – Wreath Making

2001

January 17, 2001 – Mabel-Maria Herweg – Flowers Around the World

February 13, 2001 – Nancy Hoop – New Zealand, A Gardener’s Delight

March 14, 2001 – Paul Split – Deck and Patio Water Gardens€

April 11, 2001 – Bill Sargent – Bermuda: Mid-Atlantic Garden Paradise€

Spring, 2001 – Planting of ten street trees on Gloucester Street and throughout Back Bay

May 23, 2001 – Gala Luncheon Honoring Irene Pitz

June 5, 2001 – Gardens of the Back Bay, A Walking Tour

September 25, 2001 – Tour of Elm Bank With John C. Peterson

October 10, 2001 – Ernie Flippo – Hostas

October 30, 2001 – Daffodil Bulb Planting, Stoneman Playground

November 5, 2001 – Bulb Planting at Arlington Street Traffic Island

November 7, 2001 – Bow Making Workshop

November 15, 2001 – Patrice Todesco, Boston GreenSpace Alliance – Planning for Parks, An Overview of the Central Artery Master Plan

December 4 – 6, 2001 – Wreath Making

2002

January 14, 2002 – Louis Raymond – Society Gardens by the Sea

February 13, 2002 – Tour of the Camellia Greenhouses at the Lyman Estate

March 5, 2002 – Russ Cohen – Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms of New England

April 2, 2002 – Kaye Vosburgh – Ikebana Demonstration

April 24, 2002 – John Paul Kozicki, The Box – Flower Arranging Demonstration

May 8, 2002 – Simone Auster, Emerald Necklace Conservancy – Restoring the Vision, Preserving the Legacy

May 14, 2002 – Constance McCausland – The Muse – A Floral Demonstration

June 3, 2002 – Kick Off Cocktail Party for Through Back Bay Gates and Doors

June 4, 2002 – Through Back Bay Gates and Doors

June 9, 2002 – Tishman Tree Dedication

September 25, 2002 – Trip to The Shirley Eustis House led by Phebe Goodman and Tamsin George

October 22, 2002 – Fred Rice – The Garden at 9 Friend Street

November 4, 2002 – Bulb Planting at The Stoneman Playground and at The Muriel Snowden International School

November 6, 2002 – Boston Committee of the GCA Annual Meeting and Luncheon

November 12, 2002 – Bow Making Workshop

November 18, 2002 – New Member Cocktail Party at Margaret Pokorny’s

December 3 – 5, 2002 – Wreath Making

2003

January 14, 2003 – Allyson Hayward – The Hunnewell Estates Historic District: Private Pleasures Derived From Tradition. The Hunnewell Landscapes 1850-2002.

February 4, 2003 – Marion Pressley – The Gardens and Parks of France.

March 3, 2003 – Judith Tankard, “The Gardens of the Cornish Art Colony”

March 20, 2003 – Jodie Gilson – “How Ordinary Plants Become Special”

April 2, 2003 – Judith Reeve – “Garden Traditions of Holland, Scandinavia and St. Petersburg, Russia”

May 6, 2003 – Tour of the Frederick Law Olmsted Homestead

September 17, 2003 – Tom Akin, Assistant Superintendent of Grounds, Arnold Arboretum – “Heavenly Humus – Mycorrhizal Fungi, Bacteria, and Protozoa in the Soil”

October 8, 2003 – Norma Jane Langford – “Garden Thugs and Their Relations”

October 14, 2003 – Katherine Whiteside – “Forcing, etc.”

November 4, 2003 – Walter and Jean Chaston – “For the Love of Birds.”

November 19, 2003 – Wreath Bow Making

December 2, 3, & 4, 2003 – Holiday Wreath Making

2004

January 13, 2004 – Tea at the Ritz – Ed Schofield, Director of Education, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, “Ecological Relationships: Birds and Bees, Bats and Blossoms”

February 3, 2004 – Suzanne Mahler – Slide Lecture – “A Garden for Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Other Creatures”

March 3, 2004 – Birgit de Weerd – “A Year in the Life of a Honeybee Colony and its Beekeeper”

March 24, 2004 – Paul Trudeau of Hardwicke Gardens – “Beyond Koi: The Ecosystem Created in a Water Garden” Co-sponsored with The Friends of Horticulture of the Wellesley College Botanic Garden.

March 25, 2004 – East/West District Meeting and Luncheon

April 6, 2004 – Stephanie Ellis, Orphaned Avian Specialist – Slide Presentation “Birds in the Garden”

May 11, 2004 – Gloria Villegas-Cardoza, The Boston Center of Mass. Audubon Society – A Guided Tour

May 18, 2004 – Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 – 10:30 a.m., Tower Hill Botanic Garden. John Trexler –  Tour and Tasting of Heirloom Apples.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 – 11:00 a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Allan Swenson – Fruitful Gardens.

Monday, November 1, 2004 – 9:30 a.m., Margaret Pokorny’s, 384 Marlborough Street – Bow Making Workshop

Wednesday, November 3, 2004 – 1:00 p.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Lawrence Davis-Hollander – The Eastern Native Seed Conservancy – A Mission to Preserve Genetic Diversity.

Monday through Thursday, December 6 – 9, 2004 – Holiday Wreath Making at The First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street.

2005

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 – 3:00 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Arlington Street, Boston. Julie Cecchini, proprietor of Terra Americana in Southwick, Massachusetts, will present Chocolate: Cacao to Cocoa at our annual tea.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 – 10:00 a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Ellie Deaner – Winter Cooking with Herbs.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005 – 10:00 a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Donna Lane – The Edible Garden.

Monday, March 21, 2005 – The American Chestnut: Our Lost Heritage. Co-sponsored with the Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture. Monday, March 21, 2005. Reception 1:30 p.m., Program 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens’ Visitor Center.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 – 10:00 a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Presentation by Patricia Gray, Executive Director of The Food Project – Creating Personal and Social Change Through Sustainable Agriculture.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 – East/West District Meeting, Flower Show and Luncheon.

Monday, May 23, 2005 . 5:00 pm – Annual Meeting.

2006

Monday September 18, 2006- 10a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Thomas Smart – “The Beauty and Science of Plant Fragrances.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 -10a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Wendy White – “Hybridizing and the Quest for the Fragrant Miniature Rose.”

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 – 5:30 p.m. The Country Club, Brookline Massachusetts. Fall Annual Meeting of the Boston Committee of The Garden Club of America

Wednesday November 8, 2006 -10a.m., The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Leise Jones – Clean Water, Pesticides, and Other Chemicals of Concern.”

November – Bow Making Workshop

Monday through Thursday, December 4-7, 2006 – Holiday Wreath Making at The First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street.

2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Margaret Pokorny – The Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 – Forest Hills Cemetery – Guided tour led by Nini Colmore o

Thursday, November 8, 2007 – Annual Meeting and Luncheon of The Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America, Inc., The Country Club, Brookline.

Monday, November 19, 2007 -Michael Dosmann – The Trees of E.H. Wilson

November – Bow Making Workshop

Monday through Thursday, December 3 – 6, 2007 – Holiday Wreath Making at The First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street.

2008

January , 2008 – 3:00 p.m. – The Taj Boston Hotel, Arlington Street, Boston. Tea at the Taj.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 – Sherri Brokopp – “CityRoots – Planting Pride, Citywide.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 – John Mapel – Evolution of Trees, Past, Present and Future.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 – Mary Dewart – Under the Canopy: Successful Shade Gardening.

Monday, May 19, 2008 – Suzanne Mahoney – Conifers for All Seasons.

May 2008 – Annual Meeting, 5 p.m., day and location to be announced.

June 2008 – Gala Fund Raising Event to benefit The Garden Club of the Back Bay, Inc.

September 16, 2008 – Bill Yeomans – “The Magnificent Gardens of Iristhorpe.”

October 15, 2008 – Jessa Piaia – “Isabella Stewart Gardner: America’s First Patroness of the Arts.”

November 12, 2008 – Nancy Fleming – “Money, Manure & Maintenance – Ingredients for the Successful Gardens of Marian Coffin.”

November 13, 2008 – Lynn Wolff – “Building Boston’s Rose: The Vision, Challenges and Triumphs Behind the Rose Kennedy Greenway.”

December 1-4, 2008 – Holiday Wreath Making

2009

January 27, 2009 – Tea at The Mandarin Oriental

February 4, 2009 – Amy Gilley – “Margaret Webster, Landscape Architect.”

March 4, 2009 – Mary Dewart – “Isabella’s Gift: The Story of Lars Anderson Park.”

March 23, 2009 – Judith Tankard – “Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman.”

April 16, 2009 – Peter Vanderwarker – “Vanderwarker’s Pantheon”

April  29, 2009 – Nancy Hubert – “American Women Landscape Designers: Pioneers in a New Profession.”

May 11, 2009 – John Trexler – “Tower Hill Botanic Garden.”

May 18, 2009 – Annual Meeting

June 2, 2009 – Twilight Garden Party

September 23, 2009 – Bill Wilson – “Birds of Two Worlds”

October 14, 2009 – Joan Parker – “Naturally Simple”

November 11, 2009 – Paul Marquis – “Low Impact Landscaping”

November 17, 2009 – Patrick Chasse – “Isabella and Her Gardens”

December 7 – December 10, 2009 – Holiday Wreath Making

2010

January 13, 2010 – Chris Kurth – “Community Supported Agriculture”

February 9, 2010 – Tea at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston

February 24, 2010 – Dianne Plantamura – “Should I Become an Organic Gardener?”

March 22, 2010 – Marie Stella – “Going Green: Constructing an Environmentally Engineered Home and Landscape”

April 6, 2010 – Rich Pomerantz – “Hudson River Valley Farms”

April 14, 2010 – Tupper Thomas – “Continuing the Olmsted Legacy”

May 5, 2010 – Richard Enser – “Backyard Biodiversity: Conservation Biology for the Landowner”

May 17, 2010 – Annual Meeting

June 8, 2010 – Twilight Garden Party at the Goethe Institut

September 15, 2010 – Michele Hanss and Beverly Van Orman – “The Boston Committee: What We Do”

October 14, 2010 – Dr. Kerry Emanuel – “Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes”

November 3, 2010 – Priscilla Purinton – “Bog Gardens”

November 18, 2010 – Dominique Browning – “Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness”

December 6 – December 9, 2010 – Holiday Wreath Making

2011

January 18, 2011 – Annual Member Tea at UpStairs on the Square

February 23, 2011 – Liz Vizza – “The Brewer Fountain Restoration”

March 21, 2011 – Russ Cohen – “Why Water is Important to the Ecosystem and You”

April 5, 2011 – Dori Smith – “Water Gardens: Beautiful Water-Saving, Wildlife-Friendly Gardens”

April 14, 2011 – Sheila Brady – “The Artful Garden”

May 10, 2011 – Annual Meeting

May 18, 2011 – Kristin DeSouza – “Gardening in Wet Spaces with Native Plants”

June 7, 2011 – Twilight Garden Party

June 16, 2011 – Meg Muckenhoupt – “Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces”

September 27, 2011 – Margaret Pokorny, Greg Mosman, and Bob Lorie – “Urban Tree Stewardship Panel Discussion”

October 18, 2011 – Tour of the Lars Anderson Bonsai Collection at the Arnold Arboretum

November 10, 2011 – Rita Bond – “The Gardens of Kyoto”

December 5 – December 8, 2011 – Holiday Wreath Making

2012

January, 2012 – Annual Tea at the Lenox Hotel

February 16, 2012 – Lee Schneller Sligh – “Historic Gardens of Japan”

March 19, 2012 – Pauline Muth – “Bonsai: History, Facts and Myths”

April 4, 2012 – Kaye Vosburgh – “Ikebana Demonstration”

April 26, 2012 – Steve Curwood – “The Good News About Global Warming”

May 14, 2012 – Annual Meeting

June 5, 2012 – Twilight Garden Party

September 20, 2012 – Adriana O’Sullivan – “Great Gardens of the Northeast”

November 7, 2012 – Laurie Ellen Pazzano – Peace Field: The New England Farm of John and Abigail Adams”

November 15, 2012 – Don Rakow – “Cornell Plantations: History of the Gardens”

December 3 – 6, 2012 – Wreath Making

2013

January 15, 2013 – Tea at The Boston Public Library

February 6, 2013 – Betsy Grecoe – “Colonial Gardens of America”

March 6, 2013 – Maureen Bovet – “New York Garden Spaces”

April 8, 2013 – John Forti – “Four Centuries of New England Garden History”

May 9, 2013 – John Tschirch – “Eden of America: Great Gardens of Newport”

May 14, 2013 – Maureen O’Brien – “A Fletcher Steele Landscape of the Country Place Era: Rolling Ridge”

May 20, 2013 – Annual Meeting

June 4, 2013 – Twilight Garden Party

September 26, 2013 – Field Trip to Orchard House in Concord

October 2, 2013 – Michael Marriott – “David Austin Roses”

October 16, 2013 – Bill Cullina – “Sugar, Sex, and Poison: Shocking Plant Secrets Caught on Camera”

October 30, 2013 – Michael Wojtech – “Bark: Get to Know Your Trees”

November 13, 2013 – Thomas Mickey – “America’s Romance with the English Garden”

November 18, 2013 – New Members Reception

December 2 – December 5, 2013 – Holiday Wreath Making

2014

January 22, 2014 – Winter Tea at The Courtyard Restaurant of the BPL

February 26, 2014 – Aaron Ellison – “The Ants of New England”

March 5, 2014 – Larry Millman – “Fascinating Fungi of New England”

April 9, 2014 – Meg Muckenhoupt – “Massachusetts Agricultural History”

April 29, 2014 – Catie Marron – “The Gift of Parks in Our Lives”

May 20, 2014 – Annual Meeting at The College Club of Boston

June 4, 2014 – Twilight Garden Party at the American Meteorological Society

September 17, 2014 – Elizabeth Farnsworth – “Go Botany!”

October 29, 2014 – Peter Del Tredici – “Nature in the City and Stewarding Our Native Ecology”

November 19, 2014 – Sarah Roche – “Tablet Tech for Gardeners”

December 1 – December 4, 2014 – Holiday Wreath Making

2015

February, 2015 – Winter Tea at the Courtyard Restaurant of the BPL

February 11, 2015 – Jessie Banhazl – “New Technologies and Unique Set-Ups”

March 12, 2015 – Tour of Waterworks Museum with Executive Director Marcis Kempe

April 8, 2015 – Amy Murphy – “How to Create a Garden Blog”

May 11, 2015 – Annual Meeting at The College Club of Boston

June 4, 2015 – Twilight Garden Party at The Chilton Club

September 16, 2015 – Gail Anderson – “Hydrangeas”

October 14, 2015 – Ila Cox – “The History of the Tulip and the Tulipmania Movement in 17th Century Netherlands”

November 12, 2015 – Charles Waldheim – “From Landscape Gardening to Landscape Urbanism”

December 7 – December 10, 2015 – Holiday Wreath Making

2016

January 14, 2016 – Tour of Botanical Print Collection at Boston Athenaeum

January 20, 2016 – Winter Tea at the Courtyard Restaurant at the BPL

February, 2016 – Joan Butler – “A Collector’s Guide to Hosta”

March 16, 2016 – Sally Muspratt – A Visit to Les Quatres Vents: Frank Cabot’s Quebec Garden

April 12, 2016 – Mike and Angie Chute – “Twenty Five Fabulous Roses”

May 12, 2016 – Sean Sanger & Reverend Stephen Ayers – Creation of the Washington Garden at Old North Church

September 23, 2016 – Carol Govan – “Cycads and Gymnosperms”

October 12, 2016 – Dr. Peter del Tredici – “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ginkgo, but Were Afraid to Ask “-

November 9, 2016 – Don Lubin – “Introduction to Ferns”

November 17, 2017 – New Members Reception at Francine Crawford’s

December 5 – December 8, 2016 – Holiday Wreath Making

2017

January 24, 2017 – Winter Tea at The Four Seasons

February 13, 2017 – Donna Morrissey – “Modern Mass – Smart, Bold and Striking”

March 8, 2017 – Meg Muckenhoupt – “How the Glaciers Affected New England’s Plants”

March 21, 2017 – Madelaine Zadik – “Plant Life Through the Ages” Field trip to The Botanic Garden at Smith College

April 10, 2017 – Field Trip to Windemere Community Gardens

April 12, 2017 – Dr. William E. (Ned) Friedman – “The Evolutionary History of Plants”

April 26, 2017 – Marion Pressley – “The Emerald Necklace Parks: 130+ Years Later and Counting “- Spring Meeting of the Boston Committee, The Country Club

September 20, 2017 – John Trexler – “Tower Hill, the First Twenty-Five Years”

 

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