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Welcome to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace

Boston and Brookline’s historic and vibrant park system

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Kelleher Rose Garden

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy seeks new President
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Docent Tour
Season Opener! Walking Tours start in May
Sat, May 26 | 11am – 12:30pm
Shattuck Visitor Center
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Grab your sneakers and join us for a guided walk through the historic Back Bay Fens. Details
Richardson's Arc - Loring LR.op
New Art Exhibit: May 1 – Nov 15
“Natural and Manmade Landscapes:Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace.” Watercolor paintings by Thomas Loring. Reception June 11, 2-4pm Shattuck Visitor Center. Details
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Birding in the Emerald Necklace
Takes place in all the parks. Birding Kits are available at the Shattuck Visitor Center with binoculars, birding book in a knapsack. For more information about the birding kits call 617-522-2700. The Emerald Necklace Bird Club has organized birding activities.

Olmsted Tree Society

Olmsted Tree Society

Planting 150 Trees on the Parkways. The Olmsted Tree Society (OTS) was established to make the preservation of the trees in the Emerald Necklace parks one of the Conservancy’s highest priorities. This spring, 150 Red Oak trees (Quercus rubra) will be planted along the Emerald Necklace parkways.
Kelleher Rose Garden

Kelleher Rose Garden

The Kelleher Rose Garden sits just behind a yew hedge in the Back Bay Fens and greets visitors with a dazzling display of more than 1,500 roses along its garden paths and trellises. Adding to the drama is a reconstructed 1930’s-era fountain encircled by statuary. Open from mid-April through October.
Make it Monthly

Make it Monthly!

Become a monthly park sustainer and you’ll be providing the Conservancy with dependable and consistent support that also helps to save resources. A great opportunity to increase your support of the Conservancy while spreading the payments over a year.
Party in the Park

Party in the Park

May 11, 2016 | 11:00am | Pinebank Promontory
Join us on May 11th as we welcome spring back to the parks with an elegant lunch in a beautiful tent at Pinebank Promontory overlooking Jamaica Pond to raise funds for trees in the Emerald Necklace. Plans are underway for a memorable day.
Liff Spirit Award

Liff Spirit Award 2016

Ropes & Gray — The firm's generous gift to the Conservancy in 2015 has allowed for the planting of 150 trees along the Emerald Necklace parkways.
Muddy River Restoration

Muddy River Restoration

Phase 1 of the Muddy River Restoration Project is nearing completion with the daylighting of the river in front of the Landmark Center. Read the latest update: Construction activities for the next 90 days.