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Happy Hosta Holiday Shop
December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am
***SHOP HOURS: WED, FRI 11am-6pm THURS 11am-7pm SAT 10am-3pm***
Haskell Public Gardens is opening a holiday pop-up shop beginning this November. The shop will feature local nature-inspired artisans mastering in painting, stained glass, pottery, sculpture, and more. Along with unique gifts, the Happy Hosta will feature wreaths, plants, and must-have garden tools for your favorite gardener. Make sure to stop in during the November AHA! Night on Thursday the 10th from 5pm-7pm to meet several of the shop artisans who will speak at the shop to discuss their work and artistic process.
Regular store hours will begin in November: Wednesdays 11am-6pm, Thursdays 11am-7pm, Fridays 11am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm. The shop is located at 777 Shawmut Ave. in New Bedford. Parking is available on Shawmut Ave. and in the small parking lot on Loftus St.
Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens – In the heart of New Bedford lies the former nursery of Allen C. Haskell: six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings, and more than half an acre of greenhouse space. With this location and array of elements, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens provides an unrivaled opportunity for The Trustees of Reservations to save precious urban green space and to engage South Coast communities through horticulture, recreation and education.
The late Allen C. Haskell, a lifelong New Bedford resident and famed horticulturalist, assembled the property over more than 30 years, creating a truly unique and successful nursery. After Allen’s passing the family listed the property to be sold on the open market, leaving the potential for the invasion of a poorly developed space. In 2012, The Trustees of Reservations stepped in at the request of the City of New Bedford to save the property from development and preserve this unique open space and cultural history for future public enjoyment in partnership with the New Bedford community.
The public gardens host a traditional New England style common, beautifully designed historic gardens, one of the oldest homes in New Bedford, and will soon have a variety of discovery-based family elements for children to interact with their natural world.
The Trustees preserve and care for some of the best of Massachusetts’ natural, scenic, and cultural sites for the public to use and enjoy. Our passion is to engage more people in culture, agriculture, nature, and healthy, active lifestyles, using our properties, our community spaces, and our many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to connect people to places and each other in our increasingly digitized world. As the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization and nation’s first land trust founded in 1891, we believe in protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever. Today, we care for 114 spectacular and diverse reservations spanning more than 26,000 acres– from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks – located within minutes of every resident. We are also the founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation where we operate our Appleton Farms vendor booth and are the programming partner for the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN offering culinary, health and wellness programs. Funded by our more than 100,000 members and supporters and 1.2 million visitors, we invite you to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment at a Trustees property near you: http://www.thetrustees.org.