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The Forbes House Museum has put together a self-guided tour of the grounds, focusing specifically on the “Garden of Infinite Pleasantness,� an area of Asian trees and shrubs.
The Forbes House Museum

Memorial Garden Reopens

The Forbes House Museum in Milton invites visitors to its newly-renovated garden, The Island of Infinite Pleasantness, that includes many species of trees and plantings native to China and Asia.

Charles D. Webster created the Chinese-inspired garden in the 1990s in memory of his late wife, Natalie Peters Webster, president of the Garden Club of America, 1959-1962, who had a lifelong interest in the arts of Asia...

November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 18 in Watertown
Thanksgiving Table Arrangement Class

Friday, November 23 - Sunday, December 30 in Boylston
Night Lights - Tower Hill Botanic Garden's Annual Winter Lights Display

Tuesday, November 27 - Tuesday, December 18 in Stockbridge
Plant Health Care: Four-Week Course at Berkshire Botanical Garden

Thursday, November 29 in MIlton
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop @ The Wakefield Estate

Thursday, November 29 in Watertown
Winter 'Frost & Glow' Flower Arrangement Class

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Ripened Cornus Kousa berries are a highlight of the Fall garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill
Cornus Kousa Berries

Ripened Kousa Dogwood Berries

Savoring Fall! (Or, Savoring the Fall!)

It's officially Fall and there's much to savor. The days are shorter and cooler, and some tree leaves are beginning to come down.

Especially outstanding are the Kousa dogwood berries. The seven-son tree (Heptacodium) is spectacular. Called autumn lilac by some, its sepal-like rose calyces elongate after blooming and last into late fall...

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