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NELDHA History Networking Group February Program

A Workshop for Landscape Historians and Designers


Cynthia Brennan, Assistant Director of the Cambridge Historical Society, will lead us through current theories and techniques on how best to preserve our work (plans, drawings, portfolios, photos and documents) now in different media formats. Her expertise comes from studies at Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science and digitizing collections at both the American Antiquarian Society and the Cambridge Historical Society.

Thursday, February 17, 2011,  from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

BAC Fish Bowl - 1st Floor, 320 Newbury Street

Please RSVP to reserve a seat - email

COG Design Online Auction April 5-12, 2011
Looking for that special garden ornament?  A specimen tree?  Or maybe a pruning from one of the area's most reputable contractors?  Then prepare to bid early and often at the annual on-line auction In the Garden at, April 5 -12.  All proceeds help bring gardens and parks to the greater Boston area.
In the Garden  focuses in specialty goods and services for the discerning gardener and homeowner and attracts great interest and spirited bidding. The theme for the auction is everything for the garden and the gardener, from garden ornaments and tools, to specialty trees and shrubs, fine dining and wine, travel and tickets, and an array of one-of-a-kind items.    Retail values for auction selections range from $25 to $500.  

COGdesign provides pro bono landscape design services wherever people need plants, gardens and parks, from homeless shelters and public schools to community gardens and neighborhood green spaces, throughout the greater Boston area. 
NELDHA Design Network: “Inside the Sustainable Sites Initiative”

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The Design Network cordially invites you to a lecture

“Inside the Sustainable Sites Initiative”

by Laura Solano
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 5:30-7:00 pm
Boston Architectural College
100 Mass Ave, Boston, MA,  Room M514

Laura Solano, Principal, at the office of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.. in Cambridge, MA,   will speak to us on the development of the Sustainable Sites Initiative.  The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.  Laura’s expertise as a technical advisor helped to inform the development of the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 of SITES.  Ms. Solano will discuss the primary tenets of the initiative and current pilot projects.

Please RSVP to

A Horticultural History Tour

Saturday, November 13 2010, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Hunnewell Carriage House
The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA  

MassHort is proud to announce a day-long series of lectures focused on the history of horticulture and landscape design in New England and beyond.

The symposium will be hosted by John Furlong, FALA, emeritus director, Landscape Institute, Arnold Arboretum, faculty member Boston Architectural College, Distinguished Radcliffe Instructor, recipient, Gold Medal and emeritus trustee, Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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NELDHA member Yo Yi Chen to Lecture at the Peabody Essex Museum

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

NELDHA member Yo Yi Chen will be speaking at the Peabody Essex Museum on Saturday November 6th, 2:00 PM in Morse Auditorium.  Ms Chen's lecture is a part of the museum's special exhibition and celebration of the Qianlong Garden, the garden retreat of Emperor Qianlong in the Forbidden City.  Enjoy Ms Chen's lecture and visit the exhibition during this rare and unique effort to contextualize the Qianlong Garden for westerner audiences, the garden was recently renovated in China and will open to visitors of the Forbidden City for the first time this upcoming year. YoYi invites us to visit the garden exhibition with her after the lecture.

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