Upcoming Events

Lexington Living Landscapes-sponsored events


Discover our Native Pollinator Plant Demonstration Garden at Hastings Park

June 15, 3-5pm


Please join us at our new Hastings Park Garden (corner of Mass Ave. & Worthern) to discover and learn about the demonstration native plant pollinator garden Lexington Living Landscapes volunteers planted


The purpose of the garden is three-fold:

1) to educate people about the importance of native plants to pollinators and other wildlife;

2) to showcase native plants that people might want to add to their own gardens; and

3) to create a visually pleasing display of plants that have a succession of bloom times and offer multi-season interest as well.


The garden was planted in June 2023 and mulched, watered, and weeded through the summer and fall, and is looking great this spring! We are excited to share with you: information about the garden design and the benefits of native plants, activities for children, and refreshments. Brief remarks at 3:30 will highlight Lexington Living Landscapes and how you can use your own garden to benefit our pollinators and other beneficial insects.


(In case of inclement weather, a message will be posted on the Lexington Living Landscapes

website by 2 pm.)

Our 4th Annual Native Pollinator Plant Sale


Sales ongoing from March 14 until all kits are sold ***only 1 plant left***

Plant pickup Saturday, May 11 @Lexington DPW 

 

Native plants are essential for pollinators and for the health of our ecosystems. Building on three years of successful sales (close to 4,000 native plants sold!), Lexington Living Landscapes and the Lexington Conservation Office will again bring you Native Pollinator Plants for sale this spring. 2024 options include: a Sun Kit with plants that thrive in sun to partial sun and a Shade Kit with plants that prefer filtered light to shade, and six species of "A la carte" (single plants). Both kit options include three plants each of four different species for a total of twelve beautiful, healthy plants. This  kit and a la carte species are listed below, with bloom time in parentheses). 


The plants are grown at a certified organic New England native perennial farm in New Hampshire and come in quart size biodegradable pots. All of the species are either native to Middlesex County or on Dr. Robert Gegear’s list of native species for at-risk pollinators in New England. The plant kits are sold at a highly discounted price of $83 each, while the individual a la Carte plants are $7.25 each. The sale opens online on Tuesday March 14 for Lexington residents and on Tuesday, Mar21 for non-residents. Payment is by credit card only.  The plants will become available for pick-up on Saturday May 11 at the Lexington DPW, which is located at 201 Bedford Street. To participate in this sale, please set up a Town of Lexington MyRec account ahead of time at:  https://lexrecma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx. To order, scroll down to Conservation under Programs. For any questions, please contact us at lexlivingland@gmail.com or acarr@lexingtonma.gov.  

Other events of interest - All events are online unless otherwise indicated. 

 

June 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Knockout Natives with Sam Hoadley. Connecticut Horticultural Society. Fee. More info here.

 

June 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Life-Friendly Garden Tour. Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment. In person in Watertown. More info here.

 

June 25, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

How to Make the Most of Your Pollinator Habitat with Brendan Carson of the Tufts Pollinator Initiative. Monthly meeting of the Massachusetts Pollinator Network. Register here.

 

June 27, 1:30 – 6:30 pm

Pop-Up Native Plant Market at the Brookline Farmers’ Market. Hosted by Grow Native Massachusetts and the Brookline Farmers’ Market. Plants from several vendors. More info here.


June 27, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

New England Wildflowers, Part 2 Mid-summer (Mid-July to Mid-August) with Bill Gette. Cary Memorial Library. More info here. (If you missed Part 1, on March 12, you can watch it on YouTube here.)


July 13, 10:30 – 4:30 pm

Native New England Shrubs with Brian Colleran. Native Plant Trust. Fee. In person at Garden in the Woods. More info here. An online version is offered in three two-hour sessions the evenings of July 17, 24, and 31; more info here.

 

July 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

In the Life of Butterflies East of the Rockies with Ray Moranz and Steve Armstead. Xerces Society. More info here.

 

July 25, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

New England Wildflowers - Part 3 Wildflowers Mid-July through Fall with Bill Gette, Cary Memorial Library. More info here.

 

August 10, 10:00 am – noon.

Habit to Habitat: Lawn to Diversity in Wellesley with Evan Abramson. Ecological Landscape Alliance. In person tour of new Simons Park landscape design. Fee. More info here.