Needham History Center & Museum Needham History Center & Museum, Needham Massachusetts 02492

Pansy Day


    Pansy Day

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    Pansy Day is April 9th!

    The Needham History Center and Museum is hosting its annual Pansy Day Festival on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. There will be pansy plants of all sizes – flats, potted arrangements, and hanging planters – in an array of vibrant colors to purchase. Beautifully created containers will be available to adorn your patios and porches. Purchase early for the best selections of this popular harbinger of spring. Items from our Gift Shop and Heirloom Shop will also be available to purchase.

    Come celebrate Spring, and Needham’s Official Flower – developed here by Needham’s “Pansy King,” Swiss botanist Denys Zirngiebel.  Zirngiebel was a commercial grower who developed several spectacular varieties of the flower at his greenhouses on South Street. His Giant Swiss Pansies won awards and were sold all over the country and led to the pansy becoming the emblem of Needham and its history. Zirngiebel was also the grandfather of the famous illustrator (and Needham native) NC Wyeth. Wyeth grew up in his grandfather’s house, and even owned it himself at one point. He often depicted Needham people and scenes in his paintings.


    The sales will be held outside on the lawn.