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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
6:30 - 9 pm

Celebrate the return of spring at the Gardner! View the iconic Hanging Nasturtiums installation in the Courtyard and take part in a tradition started by Isabella in 1904. Enjoy nasturtium-inspired cocktails, light bites, and live music, as well as talks in the Museum galleries. 

Contact or 617 264 6045 to reserve your place.  
Please reply by March 20. Space is limited.

This reception is a benefit of the Friends of Fenway Court Patron Program. To learn more about the program and its year-round engagement opportunities, please click here.
The Nasturtium Party is generously sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Rachel Jacoff.

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Every April, cascades of flowering nasturtium vines are draped from the Courtyard balconies, signaling the beginning of spring and continuing a practice Isabella started in 1904. The vines are grown from seeds sown in late summer and cultivated in the greenhouses through winter. Ten gardeners are required to create the Hanging Nasturtiums installation, and the result is a stunning display seen nowhere else.

The Hanging Nasturtiums installation is supported by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and Elizabeth and Matthew Denison. Courtyard displays in April are made possible, in part, by the Sorenson Fund for Horticulture. Landscape and Horticulture public programs are supported by the Barbara E. Millen and Markley H. Boyer Endowment Fund.

The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image Credit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston