Garden Day at Show House

Garden Day at Show House

Tuesday, May 17th

Ongoing events from 10am-5pm

Expert horticulturalists will present throughout the day under a lovely white tent. Tea and treats available for purchase. Your ticket includes entrance to Decorators’ Show House 2016 at the 1854 Greek Revival Nathaniel Allen House in West Newton.

$35 Ticket includes one-time Show House entry and access to all Garden Day presentations.

Garden Day at Show House
Members with a Season Pass for Show House 2016 are invited to join all Garden Day festivities.



Container & Small Space Gardening

Edward MacLean, MCLP

POTTED UP is an “intimate” landscape design firm. From design to installation, they work closely with their clients to create beautiful garden spaces that reflect their sense of style, enhance their enjoyment of the landscape and offer years of joy.

POTTED UP was founded by Landscape Designer Ed MacLean, MCLP. Nearly a decade ago, Ed faced the challenges associated with transforming his own roof deck into an urban oasis. Ed quickly realized the limited resources available to the urban gardener and the challenges that faced them and created POTTED UP to meet those needs.

Ed holds a certificate in Landscape Design from The Landscape Institute Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and is a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional.

Flower Arranging

Lucinda Y Larson, Floral Designer

Business (617)696-9765 Cell (617)921-2775

Lucinda started her floral design and arranging career in 2000 after twenty years in senior financial management. She is a Senior Associate at the MFA and belongs to the Junior League and Milton Garden clubs. She does flower arranging demonstrations as well as events, weddings and funeral flowers for people who are connected to her business by word of mouth.  Her arrangements have graced Green Sales, Annual Forbes House tour, gala’s, openings, Show Houses and St. Michael’s Flower Guild.

Bonsai Gardening

Glen Lord, Horticulturist and Bonsai Expert

Glen Lord, is an avid bonsai artist with over 15 years in the art form. He spent seven years teaching and making bonsai at Bonsai West, the oldest bonsai nursery in the Northeast. He is also the bonsai specialist for the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection that is housed at The Arnold Arboretum.

Bonsai is the ancient Japanese method of growing and caring for a tree whose growth is restricted by the size of the shallow pot in which it is planted and by the pruning of its branches and roots. In this presentation Glen Lord, who consults for the Arnold Arboretum’s bonsai (Japanese) and penjing (Chinese) collection of dwarf potted plants, will speak first about the history of bonsai. He will then demonstrate the methods employed in creating and caring for a bonsai.

Landscape Design & Planting

Christine Paxhia, Brush Hill Garden Guru

Christine Paxhia is a life long gardener who turned her passion into a garden design and coaching business. After 30 years in corporate America, she became a Principal Master Gardener. She spends much of her time designing garden beds, and redesigning landscapes that have become old and overgrown.

Her specialties are shade gardens, sun gardens and planters.

On Garden Day, she will talk you through a few basic principals of designing and planting a garden bed for the shade and for the sun. She will discuss how to determine the site, preparing the site, soil and plant selection.

Christine will do a planter demonstration with seasonal plants.

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