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Upcoming Events

  • Outdoor Benching for Woodland Gardens and spring clean-up gardening workshop
    Apr 01, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Carlisle, Lowell St, Carlisle, MA 01741, USA
    How-to Workshop for siting, designing, and constructing custom outdoor benches, as seen in Carlisle Center Park's Woodland Garden. Pick up sticks, clear winter debris, and help prep Center Park for the spring season. Partially funded by the Carlisle Cultural Council.
  • Choosing and Planting Native Perennials to Attract Humans and Pollinators
    Jun 09, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Carlisle, 42 Lowell St, Carlisle, MA 01741, USA
    This is a two part Open House style event where people can drop in at any time to see the perennials chosen for Carlisle Center Park while they are in pots and sitting on the Common on Friday June 9th 4-6pm or help plant them at Center Park on Monday June 12 9:30 - 11:30am

Events at Center Park

Outdoor Benching and Community Spring Clean-up  Sat April 1st 9am - noon
sponsored by Carlisle Cultural Council grant funds


Join Carlisle carpenter Barry Ohs and Master Gardener Alison Saylor as they demo how to site, design, and build custom outdoor benches. Park clean-up of branches and sticks and other winter debris. Master Gardeners on hand to demo winter clean-up tools and best practices for soil health and composting.

Note: RSVP encouraged but not required. Just come and bring your family and friends with you!

Earth Day at Center Park 
Saturday April 22   10am - 2pm
Sponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council

  • Native planting demo at 11am, noon and 1pm

  • Native Plant Sale tree and shrub pick-up location

  • Native Perennial sale showcased and open for business

  • "Green Hacks" for everyday living - seek out nests at Center Park with origami messages from Carlisle youth

  • Native plant tours 

  • Composting demos

  • Free Red Maple Seedlings 

  • Find a tree in our park that is on the Tree Scavenger Hunt

  • Ask a Master Gardener any garden question

  • Also visit the Carlisle Common and Carlisle School Parking lot for more Earth Day exhibits and happenings

Free Garden classes 10am - 11:30am
Every Monday April - October

Skip Holidays and pouring rain days. Light rain OK. Sign up for free classes by contacting the Carlisle Council on Aging and Human Services or Carlisle Recreation Commission.

Master Gardeners sign up at the MG SUG and note that the timing is 9:30am  - 11:30am

Big native perennial planting day Monday June 12

All the site prep from April and May leads up to this extra special planting day at Carlisle Center Park.

A big thank you to the Carlisle Garden Club and Carlisle Cultural Council that are funding this wonderful planting event!

Nature Connection Exploration – program offered through Gleason Public Library for ages 6 and up.

3:15 - 4:15 Tues April 4, Wed April 19, Tues May 2, Wed May 17, and Tues June 6. Link to Gleason Library

No Mow May

Our month-long display of a section of lawn left unmowed will give pollinators a boost. Extra insects living in the taller stalks provide food for parents feeding baby birds. No Mow May asks homeowners to do everyone’s favorite thing in the world: absolutely nothing. Consider keeping a section of your lawn mowed just once a year. See what birds and insects enjoy the new diversity of plants that grow when you only mow edges and pathways in your lawn.

Halloween Spook Trail at Center Park
 Tues Oct 31, 4-8 pm

Halloween Spook Trail Set-up noon - 4pm

Join us as we set out candy tables, creepy decorations and safety lights along our Woodland Garden trail. Candy donations welcome! We will return borrowed decorations and LED lights and lanterns too.

Community Winter Clean-up - Sat Nov 4  9:30m  11:30am

Join Master Gardeners and other enthusiastic volunteers as we prepare the park for the winter season. What to leave and what to cut back? Learn best practices for a healthy, yet tidy landscape.

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