Once a year in mid-June, Discover Roxbury and the Shirley-Eustis House Association welcome spring and recognize Roxbury's royal roots with a unique afternoon tea at the Shirley-Eustis House. The varying themes from year to year, combined with the stately setting and elegant dress code evoke both an historic era and age-old traditions.
Calling all garden enthusiasts! From raised bed planters to lush gardens and elaborate trellises, Roxbury offers a lesson in horticultural variety. In addition to flora and food, local residents also maintain homes for bats, bees, fish, and birds.
Given that Mother Nature has bestowed abundance upon Roxbury, come see how our gardeners have been inspired. Both tours are scheduled 10am-12:30pm and run rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather.
June 9: Roxbury in Bloom Homes and Gardens Walk June 29: Highland Park Garden Walk:
Learn more about these tours or read about some of our other walks on our Walking Tours page.
Enjoy impressive views from the top of Roxbury's hills and the architectural richness in its valleys. The bike tours are open to riders of all skill levels and helmets are required. This year's tour schedule is below. Details are available on our bike tours page.
Follow Ekua Holmes, an exceptional Roxbury-based artist, on a leisurely walking tour of the visual arts of Fort Hill. Her in-depth knowledge of Roxbury's arts movement and personal connection to many of the artists will enlighten and entertain. In addition to touring public art around the neighborhood, visitors will enter artists' home studios.
This personalized look at Roxbury's art community is an exclusive introduction to the depth of artists and art on display during Roxbury Open Studios. Tours depart Roxbury Crossing station at 6pm and are rain or shine, excluding severe weather.
Read more about this and other guided walks of Roxbury on our Walking Tours page.
Welcome to Roxbury
Arts & Culture
Immerse yourself in Roxbury's artistic excellence and cultural richness. Meet local artists during our ArtROX! series, watch live theater and musical performances, and enjoy food from around the world.
Our programs connect people across cultures and communities. We introduce the public to Roxbury's historians, gardeners, and business owners, and encourage participation in the neighborhood's civic life.
Tropical Foods Supermarket • Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston Medical Center • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Historic Boston Inc • Roxbury Community College
Arthur J. Hurley Co. • UMass Boston
Wentworth Institute of Technology