Houghton Garden clean up this weekend!

Please join friends and neighbors in keeping our neighborhood beautiful. Meet at Houghton Garden, this Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 am. Download the flier here.

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Alert: Wasps Nests in Houghton Garden

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Neighbors, please be on the look out for a wasp nest in the pathways of Houghton garden. A local resident was swarmed there recently and wanted to alert others. See areas circled in red on the map above for approximate location.

A Thank You to Houghton Garden Volunteers

Many thanks to our friends and neighbors who helped clean up Houghton Garden in early April. It was the largest number of volunteers that we have had since the effort began fifteen years ago. The park looks well cared for which could not have happened without everyone pitching in. It was fun to work together and then to join Bob Hanss who hosted a cookout and picnic creating an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to relax and (re)connect with old and new friends.

Please join us next spring!

Our neighborhood is fortunate to have such a lovely natural area for respite and restoration in our busy lives. Unless we, as stewards, give something back in the form of care and concern for this site, this could easily turn into a neglected and less desirable open space in our backyards.

Michele and Susie

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Help clear invasive plants out of Houghton Garden – June 2

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Garlic Mustard Pull

Saturday, June 2nd

9:30am -12:00pm

Houghton Garden.

Sponsored by the Friends of Houghton Garden and the Newton Conservators.

For more information on this event and other invasive plant pulls soponsored by Newton Conservators, click here.

Houghton Garden Clean up on April 7th

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Spring Clean-up of Houghton Garden
 
Date and Time: April 7 at 9 AM…..(Michele says, “the snow will be gone”!)
Please bring gloves, a strong constitution and your sense of humor…
Meet at Houghton Garden (210 Suffolk Rd, Chestnut Hill)
Lunch will be provided by a surprise chef!
Please email Susan Lawrence (SLHL@mac.com) to sign up
Join us to have some fun as you take care of this lovely neighborhood spot.

Houghton Garden Clean up on April 2nd

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Come and join the Houghton Garden Clean up on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is provided for those that toil!

 

For more information about the history and significance of this neighborhood treasure, visit the Chestnut Hill Garden Club website, where you can download a garden guide and trail map.