April at Gore Place: Plant Sale, Spring Photo Session, Virtual Sheepshearing Festival

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The following information was provided by Gore Place:

What’s a Living Salad Bowl? Now available from the Farm at Gore Place!

A living salad bowl is a container of growing salad greens. We’re offering these special living salad bowl arrangements created by Farmer Scott at Gore Place. He’ll use a variety of greens including red and green leaf lettuce, chard, and spicy microgreens (all “cut-and-come-again” varieties). Enjoy fresh salad from these living salad bowls!

Our living salad bowls come in two sizes: the 12-inch bowl ($35) and the 14-inch bowl ($40).

Sold online only at our website and available for pick-up only at Gore Place. Limited quantities.
Click or tap the button below to order!

It’s Salad Time

Farmer Scott’s Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale Online Ordering Begins April 14

Fill your garden with vegetable transplants, locally grown on the Farm at Gore Place. Choose from over 60 varieties of plants, including peppers and hard-to-find heirloom and hybrid tomatoes.

Our plants are special!

  • Locally-grown by Farmer Scott right here on the Farm at Gore Place
  • Grown without the use of synthetic chemicals
  • Many hard-to-find varieties
  • Ready to transplant and grow in your garden

More details will be announced on our website soon!

Spring Photo Sessions at Gore Place Friday and Saturday, May 7 & 8

Registration is now open!

Have spring photos taken at Gore Place! Our professional photographer will photograph you in an exclusive photo session at our beautiful estate. This event is a fundraiser for Gore Place, providing critical support for the day-to-day operations of our museum and farm.

This event is perfect for:

  • High School or College Senior Pictures
  • Professional Headshots
  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Photos

Click or tap the button below for all the details!

I am Ready for My Close Up

Join Us Outdoors for Tot Time

Join us for our popular Tot Time programs for families with children ages 2-6 years. Take part in both structured and open-ended activities. Tot Time in the Nature Playscape focuses on exploring nature with rocks, sticks, water and more. Tot Time with our Story Trail focuses on the Trail’s children’s book of the month. Advanced tickets are required.
Click or tap the button below for all the details!

Tot Time at the Nature Playscape

Tot Time with our Story Trail

Stargazing at Gore Place Fridays, April 9 and 23

Tickets for May dates are now available, too!

See the night sky in new ways during this hour-long stargazing program led by an expert astronomy educator. Advance tickets required. More details at the button below!

See the Stars With Us

New Online Program: Astronomer’s Choice Thursday, April 15

Due to popular demand, we’ve created a new online astronomy program: Astronomer’s Choice! Join our expert Nick as he takes you on a tour of our solar system’s planets from the comfort of your couch! More details at the button below.

Tour the Planets in April

Join us Online for the Sheepshearing Festival Webinar Saturday, April 24 at 7 pm ET

Join us at the Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place virtually!

You’re invited to the 2021 Virtual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place via a live webinar. The online event will take place on Saturday, April 24 at 7 pm ET, led by Gore Place guides. This event is suitable for all ages.

  • See behind-the-scenes at the Festival
  • Meet our flock of Leicester Longwool sheep
  • Hear about our barn project
  • And more!

Admission to this webinar is free with a suggested donation. Click or tap the button below to register online.

Click Here to Join

New Book on Our Story Trail in English and Spanish

April’s book: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle (in English and Spanish)

April’s STEAM activity: Story recall with popsicle sticks!

Visit the new children’s book on our Story Trail. Moving from page to page, visitors can read a book from cover to cover while enjoying time outdoors! This activity is produced in partnership with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant-funded program administered by the Watertown Public Schools.

Story Trail admission: Free.

Location: Near Gore Place’s Nature Playscape, which is located beside the parking lot on the property. To reach the parking lot, enter at our main entrance at 52 Gore St, Waltham.

Hours: Available everyday from dawn to dusk.

How to access the STEAM activity: Ring the doorbell at the Gore Mansion on our property (the really big brick building in the middle of the estate) and a staff member will assist you. Activities are available Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Outdoor Walking Tours Saturdays at 11 am

Join us outdoors at the Gore estate! Take a guided tour of the historic grounds at Gore Place entitled “My Farm at Waltham.” Walk the grounds of the estate and learn the history of Gore Place as a country seat and working farm of the early 1800s. The tour lasts 45 minutes. Advance tickets required.

Click here for info

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