When: Monday, March 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman St., Waltham, MA 02452
Join Mass Hort for a special tour! Lyman Estate docents will lead us through the mansion and greenhouses. Come see their exotic house plants, citrus fruits, and blooming camellias!
The Lyman Estate, also known as “the Vale,” is a National Historic Landmark and one of the finest U.S. examples of a country estate following the principles of eighteenth-century English naturalistic design. In the 1700s and 1800s, Waltham was a popular location for country estates. In 1793 shipping merchant Theodore Lyman commissioned famed architect Samuel McIntire to design and build a Federal-style house for his family.
The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States. The complex includes an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house, and a 1930 sales greenhouse where you can buy plants to take home.
Paul Sellew founded and serves as CEO of Little Leaf Farms, prior to this he founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Harvest Power, Inc., and also founded and led as CEO of Backyard Farms, one of the largest year-round greenhouse producers of tomatoes on the east coast. Paul is a 1980 graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and currently serves on the Board of Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.
$30 general admission