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Flowers at OSH

Please note this event has been RESCHEDULED from the original date on May 4th.

Join us to kick off the outdoor season with our annual plant & artisans’ sale – just in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy our new turf lawn, with family-friendly music at 10 am by Suzi Shelton, sponsored by Halstead’s Saghir Lewis Team. Bring a picnic!

Stroll the OSH gardens, see our what’s coming up now!  Our education gardens are for food, medicine, craft material, wildlife support, stormwater mitigation, and public awareness raising.  Our neighbors from CITIBINS – donors of OSH’s new storage shed – will be on hand to launch their new rolling planters.  Sustainable jewelry artists Ecoluster, and artist Tamara Staples will be on hand with additional great gifts for Mother’s Day!

At 1 pm, join Emmaline Payette for a Seed Bomb Day of Action, as part of OSH’s Reimagining Monuments exhibit program.


Artisans!  Sign up below to register for the day.   A table, which can be shared, is $60

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    You will receive an invoice upon approval of your application.
blue dyed fabric drying on a clothesline over grass

Join local artist and educator Iviva Olenick for a free workshop on indigo dye.

Visit us on September 22 at 3 pm to learn about the processes that transform common looking plants into linen and brilliant blue dye.

By focusing her work on the history of textile production, Olenick’s work enhances our understanding of the impact that these plants had on the evolution of fiber arts in early America and around the world.

A black and white pencil sketch of a cluster of cherry blossoms

Local artist Jessica Dalrymple will lead a virtual Botanical Drink ‘n’ Draw on zoom and share her knowledge about both drawing and horticulture.

Participants will learn a traditional botanical illustration technique and sketch live plant specimens. For the virtual class participants will need a pencil, paper (or sketchbook), and a plant specimen; this could be anything from a house plant clipping to a weed from a tree pit. Forage/cut your specimens as close to class time as possible & BYOB, get inspired by this list of classic cocktail recipes!

Please register for the event here, a suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated.

This event is presented by the Old Stone House & Washington Park as part of Regeneration in Place, a series of interactive virtual experiences and exhibitions this spring by local artist collectives Environmental Performance Agency (EPA) and Gowanus Swim Society (GSS) that aim to help us find solace in the cyclical beauty of nature, and look critically at our relationships with our environment and each other.

A large orange sunflower

Bask in the beauty of Washington Park in Summer on this plant identification walk with Sam Lewis, OSH Director of Gardens.

On this happy hour tour of the gardens, Sam will share tips on how to spot 10 of our seasonal plants and his knowledge of their usefulness in the landscape. Enjoy a fun and informative Friday evening with cold beer included!

Were thrilled to host our first social event at OSH in 127 days! Participants please wear facial coverings, and be aware of maintaining an appropriate distance.

Space is limited, reserve your place today.