June Garden Events Near Boston

I've updated my post April and May Events: Swaps, Sales, and Tours with some additional events, photos, and my comments on events I was able to attend. My comments are in italics, other info is borrowed from event descriptions on the organizations' websites.

Concord Garden Tour

Friday & Saturday, June 3 - 4
Concord, MA

The tour of Concord-area gardens is self-guided and self-paced, beginning each day at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m. Garden-goers should arrive at the Museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out. Tickets are good for either or both days, but each garden may only be visited once. Tickets are $40 at the door.

A friend highly recommends this tour, I may have to try to fit it in this busy weekend.

New England Plant Swap

Sat, June 4 9-noon
Adam's Farm, 999 North St.
Walpole, MA
the swap rules: http://www.newenglandplantswap.org/how.html
my blog post about going to this swap in 2014.

This is a serious plant swap with rules and whistle blowing and sometimes even a little pushing and shoving. Even so, I really enjoyed myself the past two years and will be going again. Just stay calm, be polite, and there will be plenty of nice plants to bring home. I usually start potting up plants a few weeks early so everything looks nice. Definitely arrive early to set up your trade area and consider bringing a friend to guard your swaps and help carry the loot to the car

Huron Village Plant Swap

Cambridge, Ma

Somehow I missed this one - saw the flier on Saturday afternoon. Maybe next year?


June 4 & 5
Somerville, MA

Herbstalk is a grassroots, Boston-area herbal conference that takes place every June. If you wish to attend classes we encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance, as space is limited. You can also just show up the day of the event to browse the Marketplace, shop and have lunch - entry is free and open to the public all weekend!

Secret Gardens of Cambridge

June 5 (Sunday) 10 to 4
Self-guided tour of great gardens. $25 ticket supports the Cambridge Public Library. Tour only happens every other year. www.cambridgepubliclibraryfriends.org/

South End Garden Tour

Sat, June 18th 10-4
Located in the country’s largest district of surviving brick Victorian row houses, this year’s tour will once again include rooftop terrace gardens with city views, private backyard and front yard gardens, community gardens, and neighborhood parks.

This year’s tour encompasses gardens located within the Columbus Avenue, Tremont Street, Berkeley Street and West Newton Street area of the South End. The tour will begin at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza at the corner of Clarendon and Tremont Street. Advance tickets are $24 for Trustees members, $30 for nonmembers and $28 for Trustees members, $35 for nonmembers on the day of the Tour.

Plot Talk: Tomato Trellising

Thursday, June 23 5:30-6:30 pm
Plot #2 The Victory Gardens at Rock Meadow, Belmont MA

I'll be demonstrating different methods of trellising tomatoes. We may observe other methods in use in the garden, and practice our technique in the Belmont Food Collaborative Food Pantry Donation Plot. We'll probably get a a little into pruning and pests/diseases. If no one comes, I'll just trellis my tomatoes. If I have to cancel, I'll post it here on the blog.