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    Summer Oasis

    Presented by at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    June 11 - July 22, 2012


    Summer Oasis

    Late-flowering hydrangeas make the courtyard a cool retreat in the summer. Beginning with large, spectacular mopheads and ending with the tall H. paniculata 'Grandifolia', known in America as PeeGees, these fragrant hydrangeas fill the courtyard with their sweet scent. In July, the statuesque Agapanthus appears in the courtyard with its large umbels of inky blue flowers.
    Hydrangeas are plants that love water; hence they were named hydr + angeion, the Greek word for vessel. The plants are native to Japan, where they have been grown as ornamental plants for centuries. Western travelers brought them to their gardens in the late eighteenth century. Agapanthus, also known as Lily of the Nile, originates in the southern part of Africa.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    25 Evans Way
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Adults: $15
    Seniors 65 and up: $12
    College Students:
    $5 with current ID

    General Day and Time Info:

    Thursday until 9pm
    Closed Tuesday

    Phone: 617-566-1401


    Paid parking is available at the Museum of Fine Arts garage or lot on Museum Road, two blocks from the Gardner. Metered street parking is also available.

    Accessibility Information:

    Some doorways are only 22” wide, and navigating through the museum (including exiting and entering the elevator) requires tight turns. Please call 617 278 5156 for more information. A Braille introduction to the museum is available at the information desk. The museum offers three wheelchairs and two rollators free of charge for visitors. Please ask the front desk for assistance on arrival.

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