Starting this April, guests of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum can awe at dozens of cascading colorful nasturtium blooms. These flowering vines require at least 10 employees to hang and mark the annual return of color to the classic Fenway museum.
The tradition first started years ago when Isabella herself decided to implement it the week before Easter! With Easter falling on Sunday, April 9 this year, we can expect the vines to be up by next Sunday, April 2, 2023! The nasturtiums usually last about three weeks, so you can enjoy the display until late April, right around Marathon time!
The Nasturtium vines are a huge undertaking for the museum but are greatly admired by visitors. The seeds are started way back in June, planted in late summer, and then trained in museum greenhouses with meticulous care to ensure the optimal length of up to 20 feet, and dramatic blooms!
Tickets are required for admission, or you can join the museum for free First Thursdays!
Find the Hanging Nasturtiums at 25 Evans Way Boston, MA 02115 this April