December 7, 2016: Third Thursdays at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


As the nights get longer, meet up with friends, spend time with loved ones, and experience the enchanting atmosphere of the Gardner at night during their December Third Thursday on 12/15, 5:30 pm - 9 pm. 

Third Thursdays events offer a chance to visit the Gardner’s extraordinary galleries, explore the collection with friends, or enjoy a drink in the Courtyard. Tickets are available here. 

Holidays are a special time to visti the Gardner, where the festive Courtyard, featuring dark forest greens and shades of red and silver, adds to the excitement of the season. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark redwinter blooms of amaryllis, all of which brighten winter shadows.

The jades (Crassula argentea) in the Courtyard have been raised in our greenhouse for many years. The largest, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over forty years old. Their small, starry, white flowers cover the large spreading branches that are over three feet high. 

The Courtyard features plants that are actively growing and constantly changing. Courtyard images include plants that are representative of each display, but plants will be added or replaced over the life of the display.