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Daily, 9am - 2:30pm until Sat, Jun 8, 2019
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Celebrate the beauty of spring during Garden Days at the Emily Dickinson Museum!

As warmer temperatures arrive in Amherst, Emily’s garden begs to be tended. On June 7 and 8, join our 2018 Gardener-in-Residence Marta McDowell and a group of volunteers to aid in the cultivation and growth of the historic Dickinson family landscape. You do not need to be an expert gardener for this “all levels” program. Learn from volunteers who have tended the gardens in the past and become part of a new generation of caretakers for this precious piece of land.

From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, visitors to the Museum can tend the historic landscape, discuss nature poetry under the great white oak tree, learn about the ongoing archaeological work, and enjoy gatherings in the garden all weekend long. Those who wish to volunteer are asked to sign up in advance for either or both days by emailing

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Emily Lackey
(413) 542-8161
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