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Garden Club Annual Green Sale (Dec 2nd -3rd)

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 12:27 am on November 25, 2011
2011 - Framingham Garden Club - Holiday Green Sale

Help support the Framingham Garden Club!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Garden Club Inc., is a group of  "energetic doers, passionate about gardening, floral design and community service."

The club holds its Annual Green Sale to raise money to fund beautification work around Framingham and to fund the environmental or horticultural related grants and scholarships it awards to Framingham students and teachers.

Each year The Framingham Garden Club awards two scholarships to high school students who wish to pursue horticultural or environmental related college studies and attend Framingham High School, Marian of Keefe Tech.

In addition to scholarships, the club makes grants to Framingham Public School teachers to expand horticultural and environmental curricula in our schools.  Last but ...[read more]


New England Wildflower Society Photo Contest

Filed under: Home & Garden by Randy Harris at 5:24 am on July 1, 2011
Wildflowers book by William Cullina, (New England Wildflower Society)

N.E.W.F.S. Photo Contest - Prize for adult winners will include signed copy of the book ''Wildflowers'' by William Cullina

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Do you enjoy taking photos of plants and flowers in their natural habitat?

The New England Wildflower Society, ("NEWFS"), which operates the "Garden in the Woods" on Hemenway Road is sponsoring a photo contest!

The photograph may be from any season, but the photo must have been shot between April 15, 2011 and October 31, 2011, (October 31st is the deadline for submissions).

Prizes will be awarded for photos in several categories including:

  • single plants
  • groups of plants
  • polinators
  • "scenes" - did you capture a breath-taking scene in the Garden? Submit it! (Note: photos may not have any people in them.)

''Water Whimsy'' at Garden in the Woods

Filed under: Home & Garden by Randy Harris at 8:24 pm on August 17, 2010
Water Whimsey - Fountain at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA, Aug 17 to Sept 7, 2010

Granite bowl (hand-carved by a local craftsman) with bamboo pump is one of the nine garden water features on exhibit at Garden in the Woods.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - "Water Whimsy", an installation of large and small water features is now on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA.

In addition to the Michael Mazur fountain in the entrance garden and the Nate McCullin bird baths in the wildlife garden, there are nine features which appear in Water Whimsy.

They are located; at the entrance to the Curtis Path, in the Idea Garden and Edible Garden, adjacent to the Rain Garden, and opposite the Patio Garden.

Included in the show are ...[read more]


Tue. March 30th - Help Support N.E. Wildflower Society

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 6:35 pm on March 26, 2010

Shop at Whole Foods Framingham store on Tuesday, March 30, and your purchases also support New England Wild Flower Society's celebration of Earth Day at Garden in the Woods.

5% of the proceeds will be donated to New England Wild Flower Society.

NOTE: Earth Day at Garden in the Woods has FREE admission, special storytelling, Mother Earth, games, scavenger hunts, and more.

Stop by the Society's information table at Whole Foods Framingham on March 30 to learn more about Earth Day and all of the other activities planned by the Society for 2010.

Garden in the Woods Open to the Public April 15-October 31

New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-7630
newenglandwild.org

Meadow Magic at Garden in the Woods – August 15 and 16

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 7:23 pm on July 31, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - New England Wild Flower Society will celebrate Meadow Magic Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, 2009, at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA. Garden in the Woods is open both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., however, special Meadow Magic events are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. There is free parking on premises both days.

See peak meadow bloom from ground level and above on the new Observation Deck. This will be the inaugural event for the 12’ X 24’ Observation Deck which will put a whole new perspective on looking at the meadow. Be amazed at the height of the wildflowers in the meadow. This can mean native species in bloom up to 7 or 8 feet tall. Beside these "giant sized" plants are others that are quite small and delicate.

Look for butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and more as they fly from flower to flower collecting and spreading pollen. Learn about plant pollinators, play games, and more. The Bugmobile brings craft projects and live bugs to the meadow. Enjoy a scavenger hunt in the Garden too. A beekeeper will join us at the Garden to explain how bees work in the web of life. Discover what a bee hive is all about, how bees make honey, and which bees make honey. Meet some fun, costumed characters who explain their roles in our ecosystems.

Take a special walking tour of the 45-acre botanic museum, scheduled at 2 p.m. both days. Tours, included in the price of general admission, cover the Invasive Plant Jail, Idea Garden, Lily Pond, Lost Pond, and unique New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.

Visit the Garden Shop and its nursery to find which plants could bring beautiful insects and wildlife to your garden. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in a butterfly garden design, birdhouse selection, or plant combo for a great container garden. Books and eco-friendly gifts complete the Garden Shop experience. Visitors receive a special discount on merchandise at he Garden Shop on August 15 and 16; 100ff the cost of native plants, books, eco-friendly gifts, clothing, and tools.

Founded in 1900, New England Wild Flower Society, the nation’s oldest native plant conservation organization, promotes the conservation of temperate North American flora through education, research, horticulture, habitat preservation, and advocacy.

The Society owns and operates Garden in the Woods, a 45-acre public botanic garden in Framingham, MA, and Nasami Farm, a 75-acre native plant nursery in Whately, MA, as well as ten sanctuaries located in New England. The Society’s vision is a future where vigorous native plant populations live in healthy, balanced, natural ecosystems—protected, enjoyed, and beneficial to all life. For more information, visit newenglandwild.org


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