• The Emerald Necklace Conservancy

June is the month of Evening Garden Strolls

Tuesdays in June
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 | 6:00 – 7:00pm

Starts from the Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens, Boston

Our popular Evening Garden Strolls begin with a visit to the Kelleher Rose Garden. Tucked behind a yew hedge in the Back Bay Fens is a serene and inviting garden with more than 1,500 roses surrounding a recently restored 1930’s-era fountain and statuary.

The Stroll continues on to the oldest continuously operating WWII Victory Gardens in America. Covering just over 7 acres, the 500 gardens are an eclectic mix of flowers, herbs and vegetables, each one offering a style and design all its own. You’ll follow meandering paths that pass by everything from Japanese-inspired gardens to a chef’s array of herbs and edibles.

The Strolls are led by Conservancy Docents who share the fascinating stories of these special places. You’ll learn about a very special rose that resides in the Kelleher and why Victory gardeners still occasionally dig up bricks in their spaces.

Shattuck Visitor Center

125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Open year-round Monday-Friday:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday (May-October only):
11:00am – 4:00pm

Guided Tours

Current Exhibit

Docent Programs
From May through October, docents lead 90-minute tours of the Back Bay Fens every weekend and one-hour evening garden strolls on selected Tuesdays. 2015 schedule.

  • During the winter months, docents lead guided walks and offer a variety of programs at the Shattuck. Check calendar for schedule and details.

We've received nearly 300 donations so far for our Winter Clothing Drive!

Visit http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/winterclothingdrive/ for a full list of dropoff locations, and visit our friends @HelloGreenway to drop off donations at the Greenway Carousel every Saturday from 1-1:30PM, now through Dec. 18!