Upcoming talk at the Waterworks museum on July 8, 7:00pm


June 10th speaker at the Waterwork Museum

Coming up at the Waterworks Museum on June 10th:

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click here to veiw the flyer in PDF format

Free Talk at the Waterworks Museum on May 27

Tour Historic Chestnut Hill Gardens on Saturday, June 6

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Chestnut Hill Garden Club will be holding a garden tour on Saturday June 6th, 2015. Nine gardens in a small, walkable area within the Chestnut Hill Historic District, will be open for viewing and gardening inspiration.

Advance tickets are $35 person and can be purchased online. On the day of the event, tickets will be $40 per person and can be bought at First Church of Chestnut Hill (26 Suffolk Road).

Click Here to buy your tickets in advance

Click here to view the flyer in PDF format

For more information on the Chesnut Hill Garden Club, visit their website.

CHA annual cocktail party round up

Our annual cocktail party was a success, with gracious hosts, delicious food, and a rousing speech from CHA president Ken Lyons. Ken reminded us all of the work the CHA does to (1) help coordinate with the City of Newton on traffic and parking issues, (2) keep members abreast of Boston College and other neighborhood events, and (3) protect and eliven our special neighborhood. He also reminded us that the CHA is always looking for new volunteers to serve on committees.

Many thanks to all who came, those work volunteered their time to help make it a sucess, and especially to our wonderful hosts, Tenley Albright and Gerald Blakeley


Catherine Brigham, Friends of Houghton Garden leader Michele Hanss, and CHA president Ken Lyons


Marguerite D’Annolfo, Susan Mc Swain, Mark D’Annolfo


Jim Taylor, John Grandin, Preston McSwain

Newton Conservators Event: Fern Walk at Webster Woods

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On Saturday, June 20, the Newton conservators will host a nature walk in the Chestnut Hill.


The Webster and Cohen Conservation areas and the DCR Reservation form a large wooded expanse that stretches from the shopping malls of Route 9 almost to Newton Centre.The woods extend on both sides of Hammond Pond Parkway and both sides of the MBTA Riverside tracks and are home to 20 species of ferns and related plants.We will visit the southeast corner near Hammond Pond and see about a dozen kinds of ferns.Wear long plants to protect against poison ivy and bugs. If you have a hand lens, bring it. Bring any native fern you would like identified. Park and meet near the woods behind the shopping center, between the pond and Hammond Pond Parkway.

Trip Leader: Don Lubin, (617-254-8464), http://nefern.info

For more information about Newton Conservators spring events, visit their website and view their spring events flyer.