Category: Houghton Garden

  • 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.

  • Alert: Wasps Nests in Houghton Garden

    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…

  • Help clear invasive plants out of Houghton Garden – June 2

    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

    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 ( to sign…

  • Houghton Garden Clean up on April 2nd

    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.

  • Newton Conservators spring events in Chestnut Hill

    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…

  • Houghton Garden Clean up

    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

    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…

  • Houghton Garden “Garlic Mustard Pull”

    Come help the Newton Conservators pull invasive garlic mustard from Houghton Garden. Sunday, May 18 9-noonArrive opposite162–230 Suffolk Rd (off Hammond Street) to helpWear long pants & garden gloves.Houghton Garden leaderKatherine Howard617-527-1796 Click here for more information about this event. Click here for more information about Houghton Garden.