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The Forbes House Museum has put together a self-guided tour of the grounds, focusing specifically on the “Garden of Infinite Pleasantness,� an area of Asian trees and shrubs.
The Forbes House Museum

Memorial Garden Reopens

The Forbes House Museum in Milton invites visitors to its newly-renovated garden, The Island of Infinite Pleasantness, that includes many species of trees and plantings native to China and Asia.

Charles D. Webster created the Chinese-inspired garden in the 1990s in memory of his late wife, Natalie Peters Webster, president of the Garden Club of America, 1959-1962, who had a lifelong interest in the arts of Asia...
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December 14, 2018

Saturday, December 15 - Friday, March 01 in Stockbridge
Plant Shadows - Art Exhibition - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Sunday, December 16 in Watertown
Festive 'Fire & Ice' Vase Arrangement Class

Tuesday, January 08 - Tuesday, February 12 in Wellesley
Botany for the Home Gardener: Mass Hort's Six-Session Course

Wednesday, January 16 - Wednesday, January 23 in Wellesley
Designing the Winter Landscape - Mass Hort Society Classes

Thursday, January 17 in Wellesley
Potager Gardens - Mass Hort Society Class

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Ripened Cornus Kousa berries are a highlight of the Fall garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill
Cornus Kousa Berries

Ripened Kousa Dogwood Berries

Savoring Fall! (Or, Savoring the Fall!)

It's officially Fall and there's much to savor. The days are shorter and cooler, and some tree leaves are beginning to come down.

Especially outstanding are the Kousa dogwood berries. The seven-son tree (Heptacodium) is spectacular. Called autumn lilac by some, its sepal-like rose calyces elongate after blooming and last into late fall...
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