Longwood Gardens

Children's trees in the Longwood Gardens Conservatory

Stars and joy at Longwood Gardens during the 2012 holiday season

Magic is an overused word, especially during the holidays. I think perhaps this because we all seek it so wistfully and yet are also caught up in the prosaic fact of shopping and crowds and miles-long to-do lists. For me, that’s where Longwood …

Pumpkins Longwood Gardens

Dreaming of local adventures

This weekend was about as perfect as you could ask for: Brilliant, dry, warm but not hot, the air the color of honey, the sky impossibly blue. The boys were off school on Friday and we took full advantage of the weather and free time. We've done lots …

Dragon fountain at Longwood

Mondays are for dreaming: Fall fun

One thing that has changed for me recently is that both of my children are in school. That means a definite reduction in local day trips, especially since we tend to go away a lot on the weekends. As the fall days turn golden and the summer heat …

Welcoming fall at Longwood Gardens

When I travel to a new city, I always make a point of learning where the nearest public garden is. Over the course of my travels I have visited many of them with one or both of my children including the Public Garden in Boston; the gardens at the …