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Nelson's Garden book cover, showing an old man and two young children in a garden

Celebrate Summer with Nelson’s Garden

Celebrate summertime with Candy O’Terry and Colleen Esposito, mother-daughter co-authors of the illustrated children’s book Nelson’s Garden.

Best described as a partially true, mostly made-up story, Nelson’s Garden is about a man named Nelson McNutt from Weston, Massachusetts, and two little girls with a summer wish to learn how to grow a garden. Known far and wide for his beautiful garden and his green thumb, Nelson teaches sisters Belle and Rosie his gardening tricks, and before you know it, friendship grows in Nelson’s Garden.

Book readings at 2:15 and 3:15 will also include songs, a table-sized garden mural coloring project, and more.

Copies of Nelson’s Garden will be available for purchase and signed on-site by the authors. And if you recognize Candy O’Terry’s name, that’s because you’ve heard her on the radio in Boston for the last 30 years. Come say hello!

Accessibility: This program takes place in the Leventritt Pavilion, which is accessed by walking over mowed grass.

Audience: This program is geared towards families.

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Date

Jun 22 2024

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Family

Location

Leventritt Pavilion
8V3G+H77 Boston, Massachusetts
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Leventritt Pavilion

Directions

Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Leventritt Pavilion

By subway

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Exit through the door marked “Arnold Arboretum,” cross Washington Street, and walk up Arborway. Enter the Arboretum through Forest Hills Gate on your left and walk straight up the road and hill for half a mile. Take the path that reads Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden and the bonsai and penjing collection. Walk straight down the path until you reach the pavilion.

By bus

Take the #39 bus to the Forest Hills MBTA station. Cross Washington Street and walk up Arborway to the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate on your left. Enter the gate and walk straight up the road and hill for half a mile. Take the path that reads Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden and the bonsai and penjing collection. Walk straight down the path until you reach the pavilion.

By car

There is public parking available on Arborway, including six designated accessible spots. Enter through Arborway Gate and walk a few minutes down Meadow Road. Take a right at Linden Path and continue to the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden. Walk up through the garden until you reach the pavilion.