Events in Norfolk and Across New England

Southborough Gardeners “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Place: Community House, Intersection of Routes 30 and 85


Groton Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Groton Town Hall, 173 Main St, Groton, MA


Hopkinton Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Hopkinton Town Common, 6 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA


Garden Club of Concord “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St, Concord, MA


Framingham Garden Club “Plant Sale & Secret Garden Boutique”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Cushing Maintenance Building, Winter St, Framingham, MA


Fairbanks Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Historic Fairbanks House, 511 East St, Dedham, MA


Bedford Garden Club “Geranium-Perennial Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Bedford DPW Building, 314 Great Rd, Bedford, MA


Garden Club of Amherst “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:50 PM
Location: Amherst Town Common, Amherst, MA


Village Garden Club of Dennis “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Carleton Hall, Dennis, MA


Mansfield Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Mansfield Town Hall, 6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA


Reading Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Reading Town Common


Arlington Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Jason Russell House, 7 Jason St, Arlington, MA


Cohasset Community Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Cohasset Historical Society, 106 South Main St. Cohasset, MA


Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Senior Center, 299 Bay Rd, South Hamilton, MA


Norfolk Community Gala
Date:  Sat May 18, 2019
Place:  The Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA


North Andover Garden Club “Plant Sale”
Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: North Andover Middle School, 495 Main Street, North Andover, MA


The Evening GC of Plymouth “Plant Sale”
Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Plymouth Public Library, 2947, 132 South St, Plymouth, MA


Seaside Gardeners of Marshfield “Plant Sale”
Dates: Sunday, May 26 and Monday May, 27
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM both days
Location: Old Main Street & High St., Old Main St, Marshfield, MA


Color Fun Run
Sponsored by the Norfolk PTO
Date:   Fri May 31, 2019
Time:  5:00 pm
This is a festive race for all ages and families. Runners and walkers get showered in color! For information contact: Lisa McManus at lisa.mcmanus00@gamil.com.


Norfolk Community Day
Sponsored by the Norfolk Lions
Date:   Sat June 1, 2019
Time:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place:  Holmes Bus Field, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk MA

Come join a day of family fun and entertainment. This year’s events will include traditional favorites, World Percussion, Silent Auction, Dance Events, Pie Eating Contest, Kids Games, Antique Cars and lots of food, plus some new surprises!


Come to your Senses ~ Carlisle Country Gardens Tour
Dates:  Fri June 7, Sat June 8, 2019
Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place:  Starts at Carlisle Town Common, 27 School Street, Carlisle, MA

More details See:  Https://www.carlistegardenclub.org/

Six memorable private gardens feature details to refresh and sharpen your senses as you bathe in the healing power of nature. Plan a leisurely one or two-day tour to unwind. Advance tickets are available at reduced prices until Monday, June 3. Adults $30, Seniors 65+ and club members $20. All tickets will be $35 at the door. You can pick up self=service, advance ticket forms at Ferns Country Store in Carlisle Center, Gleason Public Library, or Town Hall at 66 Westford Road, or download forms at www.carlistegardenclub.org. Pick up your booklet at the Will Call line on Town Common opposite 27 School Street to start the Tour.


Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden
2019 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium
Date:  Sat Sept 28, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 3:45 pm
Place:  Westford Academy, 30 Patten Road, Westford, MA

Early Bird registration is now open!   Register today for our star-studded 2019 Symposium, “Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden.” But first, climb into the MMGA time machine and take a trip with us back to this year’s Symposium, where the day’s final announcement brought attendees to their feet! (Well, okay. Forgive us a bit of hyperbole: at the end of a day packed with lectures, shopping and socializing, we were still sitting but definitely energized.)  

Our “sneak preview” announcement? The 2019 Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th and will include two international celebrities in horticulture/garden design:

  • Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter House & Gardens, East Sussex, England (family home of the late Christopher Lloyd) will be speaking on “Designing with Plants the Great Dixter Way.”
  • Jacqueline van der Kloet, acclaimed Dutch garden designer, is credited with breathing new life into classic Dutch tulips by interplanting them with annuals and other perennials. She will be speaking on “Magical Mixes.”

As planning for the fall 2019 event continued, in last month’s newsletter we shared even more exciting news: our third 2019 speaker will be Matt Mattus, a Worcester native, award-winning blogger, plant society leader, and author of new book Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening.  

Last but definitely not least, we are now pleased to report that our 2019 lineup is complete: Fergus, Jacqueline and Matt will be joined by Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden and winner of the Perennial Plant Society’s Young Professional award. Paul is especially passionate about what he calls “the opportunity of containers.” He will be speaking on September 28th on “Container Gardening: Four Seasons of Interest.” 

4-speakers.jpg As always, Symposium registration includes the four lectures, lunch, and access to the Garden Marketplace (think plants and garden décor!) and our popular Silent Auction, featuring unusual fall plant-ables as well as gift cards, tools, and other items donated by Master Gardeners, area nurseries and friends of the MMGA.    To ensure everyone a great experience, attendance is capped; and given our speaker lineup, we expect to fill up fast. Early Bird pricing is in effect. For additional information and to register for the 2019 Symposium, click here.     Questions? Contact us at SympInfo@MassMasterGardeners.org.     P.S. The Symposium is open to gardeners of all levels of experience, from novices to Master Gardeners. Registration makes a great holiday gift for yourself or a gardening friend.