Roseland Cottage, photograph by William H. Johnson

Moms, books, springtime, gardens, history: these are a few of our favorite things.  Put them all together, and what do you get? A really great Mother’s Day giveaway from Union Park Press and Historic New England!

The Prize

This fantastic package will include two books from Union Park Press and a special membership from Historic New England.

New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens, by Kim Knox Beckius

Featuring 36 historic homes and gardens across New England, this beautiful book profiles two Historic New England properties: the exquisite Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT and the beautifully designed Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine. A fantastic gift for the history buff or garden lover in your life.

Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces, by Meg Muckenhoupt

This guide to Boston area parks and gardens highlights the city’s historic parks, hidden urban wilds, healing gardens, and unique places made from reclaimed land. Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces also features the beautiful Lyman Estate, where one can visit some of the oldest—and loveliest—greenhouses in the nation.

Garden and Landscape Membership, from Historic New England

This membership includes all the wonderful benefits of their individual membership, but also goes to support the conservation and restoration work required to keep the gardens and grounds of the Historic New England properties maintained and flourishing.

Historic New England members at the Garden and Landscape level will also enjoy special events including hands-on workshops, private garden tours, talks, walks, and early admission to popular plant sales at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses.

See the Historic New England site for even MORE benefits of membership.

Contest Details

  • Visit the Union Park Press Facebook page – be sure to “like” us!
  • Vote in our Union Park Press/Historic New England poll and let us know which Union Park Press featured property you’d like to visit with your mom this summer (properties open on June 1 for the season).

The contest will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9, so that we can deliver your prize in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday. Good luck!

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Special Offer From Union Park Press

We liked this pairing so much, we decided to offer them up as a discounted set for Mother’s Day.  To sweeten the deal, we are taking care of the shipping costs for you. After all, you deserve a little something for being so good to your mom, right?

These two titles, plus shipping, retail for around $50.00. We are offering them together for $35.00!

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