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.

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Newton Conservators spring events in Chestnut Hill

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Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am
Walk Around the Waban Hill Reservoir
Reservoir Drive and Woodlawn Drive intersection
Come take a short walk around the Waban Hill Reservoir site, the City’s newest open space, purchased this past spring using Community Preservation Act funds. Once a backup reservoir to the state’s water supply system, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) deemed it unnecessary and disconnected it prior to the sale. This 5-acre parcel in Chestnut Hill now falls under the jurisdiction of the Newton Parks and Recreation Department while the Newton Conservators hold its conservation restriction, ensuring it remains a passive park in perpetuity. The reservoir’s dam is steep but its water is entirely fenced for public safety and the pedestrian entry on Manet Road is accessible, leading to a level 1/4 miles walk on grass. Leader is Carol Schein, City of Newton’s Open Space Coordinator (617-796-1507).
Sunday, May 22, 10:30 a.m.
Webster Woods Walk
Meet at the end of Warren Street
Come and hopefully see the beautiful Lady’s Slipper orchids during a 90 minute walk through the Newton Webster Conservation area, including the Vale and Bare Pond. Leader: BU Professor of Plant Ecology and life-long Newton resident Richard Primack (617-332-1684).
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Sunday, June 12, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Houghton Garden/Webster Invasives Pull
Meet opposite 210 Suffolk Road
We are tackling garlic mustard and black swallow-wort near the entrance of Houghton Garden where it borders the T Track crossing to Webster Woods and near the deer park. Help us keep these invatders out of Houghton Garden! Leader is Katherin Howard, 617-527-1796 (home) or 617-721-2571 (cell).
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Saturday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.
Houghton Garden Fern Walk
Meet at the intersection of Suffolk Road and Woodman Road
This garden remains from the Houghton Estate and is now owned by Newton. The garden, lightly managed now, retains a variety of flowering plans and a surprising diversity of ferns. We will see more than a dozen fern species and one club-moss. Leader: Don Lubin (617-254-8464)

Houghton Garden Clean up

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On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 starting at 9am, there will be a Houghton Garden clean-up.

Bring gloves and garden tools.

Cider, doughnuts, and good camaraderie are provided free of charge.

For any information, please contact Michele Hanss at 617-730-8122.

*photo from Newton Conservators*

Newton Conservators Walk in Webster Woods, October 26

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The Newton Conservators will host a walk in the Webster Conservation Area in Chestnut Hill on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 pm. The walk will explore the parklands on the north side of the tracks, including the former “deer park” and a rock outcrop offering distant views.  The walk will begin at Hammond Pond and will consider DCR’s imminent construction of a floating walkway. Meet at the DCR parking lot behind The Street – Chestnut Hill, off Route 9. For more information visite the Newton Conservator’s webpage. 

Houghton Garden “Garlic Mustard Pull”

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Come help the Newton Conservators pull invasive garlic mustard from Houghton Garden.

Sunday, May 18 9-noon
Arrive opposite
162–230 Suffolk Rd (off Hammond Street) to help

Wear long pants & garden gloves.

Houghton Garden leader
Katherine Howard
617-527-1796

Click here for more information about this event.

Click here for more information about Houghton Garden.

Its time for Houghton Garden clean up

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On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 starting at 9am, the annual Houghton Garden clean-up begins.

Bring gloves and whatever saws and pruners one may have.

Lunch and good camaraderie are provided free of charge.

This occurs rain or shine.

For any information, please contact Michele Hanss at 617-730-8122.

*photo from Newton Conservators*