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Take a Walk Through the Houghton Garden Ferns

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This garden remains from the Houghton Estate and is now part of the Webster Conservation Area complex near Hammond Pond that runs from Route 9 north beyond the MBTA Riverside line. The garden, only lightly managed now, retains a variety of flowering plants and a diversity of ferns.  On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11am, we will see more than a dozen fern species and one clubmoss. Park on Suffolk Road (off Hammond Street) and meet near the gate at Woodman Road. Be prepared for insects and some poison ivy. Bring any native fern you would like Don Lubin, the trip leader, to identify. Click HERE to learn more about the walk.


You can find other nature-centered activities on the Newton Conservators website.