As you may know, our beautiful garden in the center of Arlington was designed by the Olmsted Brother's firm in 1938.These two Chronicle programs give a brief portrait of their father, Frederick Law Olmsted's work in the Boston area and showcase some of the features of Olmsted's design principals which he shared with his sons. Do you see any of these principals reflected in the design of our garden?O- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC3M3_y6zBI
On Friday June 17th the Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens held a party in the Robbins Town Garden -- the garden between the town hall and the library that was designed in 1938 by the Olmsted Brothers' firm. For a $50 ticket people were treated to a meal from either Jose’s Torta Mexicana or the Blue Ribbon Barbeque, and beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages. The added bonus was the chance to listen to the music of a great Band – What She Said https://www.facebook.com/WhatSheSaidBOS. To hear some of the songs https://soundcloud.com/whatshesaidbos/sets/the-friends-garden-party The weather was warm and breezy , the garden was beautiful and those of us who attended really enjoyed meeting and partying with old and new friends. The purpose of the party was to expose more…
Saturday May 18, 6:30 PM Winfield Robbins Memorial GardenCash Bar, Savory Hors d’Oeuvres, Music and Theater.Tickets: $25.00 in advance, $30 at the door Available at the Town Hall Select Board office, the Book Rack orthe Chamber of Commerce Pay Pal https://bit.ly/2G23o8PCelebration sponsored by the Town of Arlington, the Friends of Robbins Town Gardens, the Arlington Historical Commission, the Cyrus Dallin Museum, and the Arlington Garden Club
The Friends of Robbins Town Gardens and the Arlington Historical Society are Co-Sponsoring a lecture by Lucinda Brockway titled Polishing a Masterpiece: Rediscovering Arlington’s Winfield Robbins Memorial Gardens . The talk will be held at Town Hall Tuesday April 30th at 7:30 PM. People are encouraged to walk through the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden before the talk to see the newly restored and operating reflecting pool. Admission is free for members of the Historical Society and of the Friends of Robbins Town Gardens. Like a work of Paul Revere’s silver or a master’s painting, designed landscapes need some regular polish to look their best. The Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden, between the Robbins Library and the Arlington Town Hall, is such a landscape jewel. In 1938, the Olmsted Brothers were hired to re-imagine R.…
This has been a very exciting week! Once the bricks were replaced and the coping stones were placed along the edge of the reflecting pool, it was time to start planting the ground cover, shrubs and trees that will line the ripple and circle the fountain. Several trees (including- a birch, 3 dogwood and a white fir), some shrubs (2 pieris and 2 mountain laurel 4 alberta spruce) and pachysandra,have been planted. The pebble tech lining of the reflecting pool was installed, acid washed and cleaned and by the end of this week, water was added to the reflecting pool to cure the pebble tech surface. Things are really starting to come together. [huge_it_slider id="10 "]
While many finishing touches remain, we are starting to be able to imagine the end of this project. You can see lots of progress has been made since our last slide show. (See Article - "What's Happening Behind the Fence") The reflecting pool has been re-cast, the brick walkways are restored. There is a new vault with new pumps and machinery with a smaller footprint. <?php echo do_shortcode("[huge_it_slider id='8 ']"); ?>
People can learn more about the fountain and gardens restoration, and other upcoming projects by attending the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Robbins Town Gardens. When:Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30pm Where:Lions Room, Town Hall, Second Floor Meet friends and members, learn more about current and upcoming garden plans (including how to get involved), and enjoy some light refreshments.