Events in Norfolk and Across New England

In Bloom ~ 2017 Flower & Plant Shows
Place:  Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dive, Boylston MA

  • July 15: Daylily Show
    Presented by the New England Daylily Society
  • July 22-23: Lily Show
    Presented by the New England Lily Society
  • September 9-10: Carnivorous Plants Show
    Presented by the New England Carnivorous Plants Society
  • September 16-17: Begonia and Gesneriad Show
    Presented by the Buxton Branch American Begonia Society and
    New England Chapter of the Gesnerial Society
  • September 23-24: Dahlia Show
    Presented by the New England Dahlia Society
  • October 21-22: Ikebana Show
    Presented by Ikebana International, Boston Chapter
  • November 4-5: Chrysanthemum Show
  • November 11-12: Terrarium Show

Inspiration in your Landscape ~ Bressingham Garden Symposium 20178e72e432-5d62-4ce9-b79b-c06c88d500ae
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Date:  Tues July 25 2017
Time:  Symposium noon – 5:00 pm; Anniversary Reception: 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Place:  The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St, Wellesley MA

Join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bressingham Garden at Elm Bank. The day will be lead by experts, presenting on how to create a unique four-season landscape that is truly inspirational. Garden designer, Adrian Bloom, plantsman of the Bressingham and Foggy Bottom Gardens in England, will talk about the garden’s design and year-long appeal. The symposium will also feature Michael Dirr, America’s top expert on woody plants; Kerry Ann Mendez, garden design, speaker and author; and Mal Condon, hydrangea expert.

Peerennial Plant Sale: 22:30 am – 4:30 pm. Russell’s Garden Center will be on site offering an opportunity to take home some of the plants that you will find in the Bressingham Garden. Proceeds raised from this event will support the Bressingham Garden and future projects.

Day Symposium: $99 per person; Symposium and Reception: $119 per person; Reception Only: $25 per person. Learn more and Register.


Bands at Bradley Estate ~ Summer Picnic Concerts
Date and Time: Thursday evenings – 7:00-9:00 pm
Place:  2468 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021
  • July 13 – The Unholy Mackerels (Classic rock, pop, country and more)
  • July 20 – AfterFab (Music of the Beatles’ solo careers)
  • July 27 – The Baha Brothers (Summertime beach music)
  • August 3 – Santa Mamba (Soul-shaking Latin rock)

Food, drinks and ice cream for purchase from Bon Me, Crescent Ridge Creamery, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and the Bradley Bar.


Monarch on 6=27=14 on common milkweedwGardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators
Date:  Sat August 26, 2017
Time:  10:30 am – noon
Place:   Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, North Street, Norfolk MA

To many, butterflies are among the most beautiful insects visiting our summer gardens and their visits are not only beautiful but they also benefit the many flowers they visit by assisting in the process of cross pollination. Today, Monarch Butterflies and many others are in trouble because of the loss of their native habitats and the shrinking number of wild flowers they rely on for food and nurseries. Join members and friends of the Garden Club of Norfolk to learn more about beautiful butterflies and how we can help them. We’ll explore the garden, talk about butterflies and enjoy a couple of hands-on activities. Everyone will receive seeds or a seedling to take home to plant in their own garden. All ages welcome. Fee $11.00: Mass Audubon Member discount fee $9.00.


Stony Brook Fall Fair
Date:  Sat Sept 23, 2017 (Rain date – Sun Sept 24)
Place: Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, North Street, Norfolk MA