In recognition of National Preservation Month, Doors Open Lowell takes place May 14-16, 2010. This free event celebrates the city’s architectural heritage, urban living, history and culture by allowing visitors to tour several historic buildings not generally open to the public, including historic mills, banks, mansions, churches and an 1870s Boston and Maine Railroad depot. Come and see what makes Lowell such an exciting place to live and work! For a complete schedule of events, map and list of buildings, visit www.doorsopenlowell.org.
Historic Mill in Lowell
Meander through the flower-filled Boston Public Garden, then hop on a Swan Boat. Savor the sweet smell of lilacs on May 9th, Lilac Sunday, at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. Peruse more than 1,000 native plant species, many rare and endangered, at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Discover the Secret Garden and its fragrant perennials at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston. At the Mount Estate & Gardens in Lenox, admire Edith Wharton’s formal Italianate walled garden. In Shelburne Falls, stroll the Bridge of Flowers, an old trolley bridge, now a riot of color in spring.