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Lucinda Brockway - Speaker at Our Annual Reception on April 25, 2014


We have extended the deadline to purchase tickets to Thursday, April 17, 2014. If you are planning to come, please contact Janis Porter at to let her know your check is in the mail. She needs a final count for the caterer! 

NELDHA's Annual Reception and Lecture will take place on April 25, 2014, at the beautiful MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Massachusetts. Our featured speaker will be Lucinda Brockway, Director for Cultural Resources for The Trustees of Reservations, where she guides the wonderful restoration of the historic gardens at Castle Hill in Ipswich and Naumkeag in Stockbridge. She was an award-winning landscape designer and preservationist, serving a national clientele for twenty-five years before coming to the trustees.

Design Talk at The BAC: Permaculture: Design for Regeneration
Permaculture is an integrated, ecologically based design system for the regeneration of the earth and human cultures. Please join us on Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00-9:00 pm at The Boston Architectural College, Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury Street. Registration: $35 The presenter, Lydia L. Silva, is a certified permaculture designer who currently teaches permaculture at Suffolk University, Boston Architectural College and the University of MA, Amherst.. Explore the design of landscapes that meet human needs while restoring ecosystem health! Examine the interconnections between environmental, social and economic systems to inform design solutions. Permaculture is informed by the disciplines of systems ecology, ecological design and ethno-ecology.
COG Design Online Auction begins April 3, 2014
Looking for a private garden consultation? A specimen tree? Or maybe a classic teak bench to place in your garden? Then prepare to bid early and often at the 10th  annual In the Garden online auction at, April 3-9. All proceeds are used to build and improve neighborhood gardens and parks throughout greater Boston. 
In the Garden offers specialty goods and services for the discerning gardener and attracts great interest and spirited bidding. Among the prized offerings this year are a winter-proof Lunaform planter, specialty seeds and tools, organic compost, and massage gift certificates for the achy gardener! Retail values for auction selections range from $30 to $1,000 – something for every budget. 
COGdesign provides pro bono landscape design and maintenance services for underserved communities in eastern Massachusetts. In the past 15 years, COGdesign has completed more than 90 landscape designs for clients ranging from affordable housing to historic sites to neighborhood parks. For more information about COGdesign, contact or visit the web site at . 
NELDHA is a Proud Sponsor of Friends of Fairsted Lecture

On March 27, 2014, Friends of Fairsted will present a lecture by Robert Yaro entitled “The Shaping of Regions, The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America.” Yaro will discuss how regional thinking - an integrated approach to infrastructure growth, economic development, and environmental protection, has influenced growth and change in the Northeast. He will discuss how the visionary thinking of early leaders in the field, including Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., contributed original planning solutions to enhance the quality of life in both urban and suburban settings.

Join Us for a lecture by Landscape Designer Julie Moir Messervy at Mass Hort


NELDHA and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society are pleased to sponsor a lecture by award winning landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy at Elm Bank in Wellesley, Massachusetts on January 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Messervy, an entertaining and inspiring lecturer, will talk about her new book Landscaping Ideas That Work. A wine and cheese reception will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

Tickets are a very reasonable $25.00 ($20.00 for NELDHA and Mass Hort members.) Seats are limited so please purchase your tickets early!  You may purchase tickets online at or by mail. If purchasing by mail, make your check payable to Massachusetts Horticultural Society with your email address and (your membership affiliation if applicable) and mail to: Masssachusetts Horticultural Society,  Attn: Maureen Horn, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. file icon pdf Event poster.pdf

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