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Garden Centers Recommended by club members and friends

Cochato Nursery, 373 N. Franklin St., Holbrook
Growers of unique perennial plants for the cutting edge gardener, Cochato Nursery specializes in shade plants and wildflowers, dwarf and unusual species for all gardens. They grow and sell over four hundred varieties of hosta plants in addition to ferns, bog plants, alpines, rock garden plants, unique trees and shrubs, vines, and peonies. (Recommended by Suzanne Mahler)

Well Sweep Herb Farm, 205 Mount Bethel Rd.,  Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147
This is a great source for herbs and plants. (Recommended by Liz Davey)

Gardening Forums

The Helpful Gardener
The Friendly Gardener online forum

Gardening Magazines

Extra Dirt Newsletter – recommended by Anne Prior
Garden Gates ENotes – recommended by Brenda Zolli
Horticulture Magazine
Twigs and Sprigs Newsletter from Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough MA
Perennially Yours recommended by Anne Prior

Gardening Services

Enchanted Gardening
Landscape Design, Garden Consultations, Specialized Maintenance, Lectures

Garden and Home Resources by Expertise.com
Knowing how to increase the value of a home is one of the biggest challenges a homeowner faces. Everyone wants to maximize value while minimizing cost; and often home improvement projects, such as landscaping, can be a costly endeavor. Whether doing small tasks like weeding or large additions like complete redesign, finding a good landscaper is crucial in laying the foundation for peace of mind. However, finding the right landscaper that a homeowner can trust is challenging, advertising does not equal quality service. For this reason, Expertise has developed a guide that will help homeowners find and hire a qualified landscaper to meet their needs.

3 Essential Steps to Hire a Landscaper.

Gardening Shows

Rosemary and Thyme (2003-2006)
Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes. Complete set of TV shows can be ordered at Amazon.com. Shows also can be viewed on YouTube. Click here for Episode 1. (Recommended by Brenda Zolli)

Walk Through My Garden ~ Liz Davey
Liz has been taping bi-weekly visits to her gardens which started in March 2014. They are shown on Norfolk Cable TV Show “Walk Through My Garden with Liz Davey” and are also posted on YouTube. Links to all shows are posted under the tab “Gardens.”

Massachusetts Public Gardens to Visit

Arnold Arboretum 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA (617) 524-1718
North America’s premiere collection of woody plant material.
Tree Mobs Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Experts share little-known facts about our living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations.

Berkshire Botanical Gardens Route 102, Stockbrige, MA (413) 298-3926
Fifteen acres of historic herb gardens, perennials, vegetables.

Elm Bank Reservation Route 16, Wellesley, MA (617) 698-1802
Featuring All-America trial gardens run by Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy Two Brookline Place, Brookline, MA (617) 232-5374
Over 1,000 acres of parks with green and open spaces, waterways, bridges and other structures, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. It stretches from the Charles River/Back Bay Fens to Franklin Park/Dorchester.

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA (508) 877-7630
New England’s premiere wildflower showcase with 1,600 varieties of perennials, herbs, shrubs and trees.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway, Boston MA (617) 566-1401

MIT Endicott House  80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA (781) 326-5151
Twenty-five acres of gardens and landscaped grounds for relaxation.

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 547-7105
America’s first landscaped cemetery with 5,000 native and exotic trees identified and tagged.

Smith College Botanical Gardens College Lane, Northampton, MA (413) 584-2700
Entire campus encompasses arboretum with 3,500 species.

Stony Brook Nature CenterMassachusetts Audubon Society 108 North Street, Norfolk, MA (508) 528-3140
Features natural wetlands and butterfly garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA (508) 869-6111

The Vale (Lyman Estate) 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA (781) 891-4882
Thirty-acre estate features the oldest standing greenhouse in America.