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Hanging Nasturtiums at the Gardner

Posted by Kimberly Sherman  April 10, 2009 08:20 AM

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While the creamy and brilliant daffodils light up New England in early spring, there are also the oranges of nasturtiums heralding the season. Don't miss out on the nasturtiums hanging at the Isabella Gardner Museum each April. Now through mid-April, in honor of Isabella Gardner's birthday, and in celebrating a tradition she started in 1904, the museum greets the arrival of spring with a very special Hanging Nasturtium installation. The 20 foot long vines riddled with orange blooms, cascading from the 3d floor balconies, are a sight unique to the Gardner. This breath-taking display is free with admission and visitors can also enjoy the edible blossoms at the Gardner Café, where a special menu involving nasturtiums is served through the month.

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