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Emerald Necklace Conservancy

(617) 522-2700

Upcoming Events

June 2017

Emerald Necklace Walk

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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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. Brief stops along the way will allow
participants see recent park improvements and hear about the exciting things to come for the Emerald Necklace, considered by many to be one of the greatest park systems ever designed.

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Evening Garden Stroll

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Enjoy 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.

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Hello Muddy! Guided Walking Tour of the Restored Muddy River

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
REI at the Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215
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Led by an Emerald Necklace Conservancy docent, this tour will traverse the footprint of the restored Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens. You’ll learn about the project that brought portions of the Muddy River aboveground and hear the remarkable story of how a piece of Olmsted’s landscape was reclaimed as parkland after spending decades paved over and used as a parking lot.

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Guided Walking Tour: History & Landscape of the Fens

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On this docent-led tour you’ll hear the fascinating story of how Frederick Law Olmsted transformed a fouled mudflat into a scenic Fens and the 20th century revisions that created the parkland we see today.

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Evening Garden Stroll

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Enjoy 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.

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