NEW! Emerald Necklace Walk!
Saturday, Jun 3 | 8 am — 3 pm
Lace up the walking shoes and join us for the first-ever Conservancy-led walk through Olmsted’s masterpiece! Enjoy a seven-mile walk on a spring day through Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace—from the Fens to Franklin Park— with Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek and some very special guests. Learn more/register
Evening Garden Stroll
Tuesday, Jun 6 | 6 — 7 pm
Tuesday, Jun 20 | 6 — 7 pm
A leisurely walk through the gardens of the Fens. You’ll take in the sights and scents of the historic Kelleher Rose Garden with its more than 1,500 roses and recently reconstructed fountain, and meander the paths of the oldest continually operating Victory Garden in America.
Hello Muddy! Guided Walk along the Restored Muddy River
Saturday, Jun 17 | 11 am —12:00 pm
You’ll traverse the footprint of the restored Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens on this docent-led tour and hear the story of the uncovered river and how a piece of Olmsted’s landscape was reclaimed as parkland after spending decades paved over and used as a parking lot. NOTE: The tour will begin and end at the entrance to REI at the Landmark Center.
History and Landscape of the Fens
Sunday, Jun 18 | 1 pm — 2:30 pm
A walk through the centuries of a historic landscape. Hear the story of how Frederick Law Olmsted transformed an area of polluted waterways and mudflats into a scenic fens and the later 20th century revisions that resulted in the landscape we see today.
Saturday, Jun 24 | 11 am —1 pm
Enjoy the scenery of Emerald Necklace parks from the Fens to the Arnold Arboretum on a bike tour led by Conservancy docent and landscape architect Barbara Nazarewicz. Must be 14 years or older. Free, pre-registration required. Registration opening soon.