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A Night in Napa! The 3rd Annual Garden Party Benefit at The Gardens at Elm Bank

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Be transported to A Night in Napa with live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres from the Napa Valley area, and raffles galore, all set within a beautiful garden estate. The entire community is invited to celebrate during our special Night in Napa Garden Party Benefit on June 14, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Open to members, friends, and newcomers, A Night in Napa at The Gardens at Elm Bank — just 20 minutes outside of Boston in Wellesley, Mass. — will take place in our beautiful Italianate Garden, where guests can enjoy local beer, Napa Valley wine and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Capers Catering, and the music of “Them Apples, A Sugarbabies band,” Sommeliers from VINOvations will be on hand to help guests learn about Napa’s great wines. Raffle prize opportunities include wine with hidden prizes attached, a catered dinner for eight, and a wine tasting party. Our display gardens will be open for exploring throughout the evening. In the event of rain, the event will take place in our historic Hunnewell Building.

Tickets for the Garden Party Benefit are $100. All proceeds support Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Mass Hort is steward of the 36-acrea Elm Bank estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1996, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Horticultural Society signed a 99-year lease for a portion of the Elm Bank Reservation. This beautiful property has enabled the Society to introduce horticulture and hands-on education to thousands of people.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society, founded in 1829, is America’s oldest horticultural society. The Society’s mission is to develop the public’s enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, design, and the environment. Mass Hort is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit and is supported by membership, sponsorships, and donations. The historic and contemporary gardens at The Gardens at Elm Bank demonstrate how plants and design are an integral part of everyday life for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Tickets can be purchased for $100 online at masshort.org/gardenparty2018 or by calling Elaine at 617-933-4945.

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Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour Presents First Ever “Design Wellesley” Events

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The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, now in its 18th year, will present a series of events under the umbrella of “Design Wellesley” to highlight the extensive design community within Wellesley. The 2018 Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, which will be held on May 5, will be the culmination of a month-long celebration of the local architects, design experts, artists and retailers that make Wellesley a premiere design destination.

All Design Wellesley events will support the mission of the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour: giving back to the community. Each year the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour raises money for scholarships for local students and grants for area non-profits. Last year was the most successful Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour in the event’s history, with more than $56,000 raised. The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour is produced by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC).

The WHJWC would like to thank this year’s corporate sponsors, which underwrite its fundraising efforts. They include Barber Real Estate Group of William Raveis Real Estate, Brendon Properties, Eye Care & Laser Surgery (LASIK) – Marc Leibole M.D., Needham Bank and Roche Bros.

The WHJWC also would like to thank the sponsors of the 2018 Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour including Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, Hartney Greymont, J. Derenzo Properties, RiverStone Custom Builders, Sleeping Dog Properties and Yale Appliance + Lighting. This year additional partners include hospitality sponsors Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, Coda Managed Homes and Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC; media partner New England Home and pineapple sponsors audioDave, Homesense and Oomph Home Furnishings and More.

This year’s Design Wellesley events include:

  • April 10: Patrick Ahearn, the renowned, award-winning architect, will sign copies of his new book, Timeless, at a private VIP reception
  • April 27-29: Wellesley Square Merchants Association will host a “Design Wellesley” shopping event, featuring participating retailers Clever Hand Gallery, Comina, Florijn Home, European Manor, Isabel Harvey, London Harness, Page Waterman Fine Framing and Wellesley Books
  • April 28: Sip and Shop from 3-5pm at the Curating LIfestyle event with Wellesley artist Carolyn Mackin at the Wellesley location of Marcus
  • May 3-4: Fine art consultant Libby Silvia of ArtStyle will host an open house
  • May 5: The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour will be held from 11am-3pm

A full description of the events, including how to purchase tickets and/or rsvp, can be found at www.whjwc.org.

The 2018 Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour will showcase six gorgeous homes where guests will be invited to visit the entire first floor and outside spaces, while enjoying gourmet bites and shopping at pop-up boutiques featured at each home. Architects, interior designers, and/or contractors will also be on hand to answer questions specific to the home. Tickets will be available at local Design Wellesley events, at Roche Bros. and at www.whjwc.org beginning on April 9.