July 18, 2024

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• A look at what to expect at the celebration of Needham’s official flower.

The Giant Swiss Pansy is having a bit of a moment in Needham. In a year that saw the unveiling of a painted mural in the Heights, and recognition through the Needham Revitaliztion Trust Fund’s “From Needham to the World” series, this early bloomer is enjoying its moment in the sun. But celebrating the flower is not new to the town. In fact for the past 41 years, the Needham History Center and Museum has been making a pretty big deal over this little giant. We spoke with executive director Gloria Greis to find out more about this plant’s historical roots in Needham.

 

Looking for More? You can check out our recent story on the Denys Zirngiebel Mural, and the video we collaborated on with the Needham Revitalization Trust Fund.

 

This story ran as part of the Needham Channel News, a weekly newscast airing on The Needham Channel every Thursday at 7:30pm. The Needham Channel News can be found on the Community Channel: Comcast 9, Astound 15 and Verizon 29. Most Thursdays it also can be viewed on our HD Channel on Verizon 2129, Astound 613 and streaming on this site.