Newton’s Secret Garden: Chestnut Hill’s Houghton Garden


The Newton Free Library
Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm

Join the Newton Conservators, Friends of Houghton Garden and the literary journal The Common: a Modern Sense of Place for a presentation on the Houghton Garden on Tuesday, January 10th at the Newton Free Library.

Located in Chestnut Hill, this sanctuary in the middle of the city has half a mile of trails that meander around ponds and streams adorned with azalea and rhododendron, as well as an alpine rock garden that was one of the first of its kind. The evening will include:
The story of Houghton’s acquisition and renovation as told by Michele Hanss, head of Friends of Houghton Garden
A brief talk about the context of the garden’s design by Jane Roy Brown of the Library of American Landscape History
A slide show of contemporary images of the garden by photographer Daniel Jackson
Reflections on looking at the garden through photographs by Sarah Luria, Professor of English at Holy Cross
The program is cosponsored by Newton Conservators, Friends of Houghton Garden and the literary journal The Common: a Modern Sense of Place.

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