Biergarten + Sun = A Wonderful Weekend
20 May 2019
On historic property designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the Notch Mobile Biergarten brought the South Lawn to life this past weekend with families, friends, and so many dogs.
We are lucky to be situated on property that seems to be an oasis on the North Shore. The drawback to being an oasis is that not many people know where we are. I suppose that aligns with Olmsted’s original vision of his design, but we want to share what we have with our community and neighbors. The Notch Mobile Biergarten embodies this idea, so it seemed only natural to plan a weekend where we could gather our people and be present for an afternoon.
Some folks who joined us came from Cambridge and Somerville, while others wandered in from Beverly and were thankful that we were “right next door.” There was even one couple who took a wrong turn on their way to go fishing and was pleasantly surprised at what they found instead. It’s incredible what you’ll find when you’re not looking.
Our enjoyment came from the amount of people enjoying each other and their sense of place. Phones were put away, lawn games were taken out, and laughter was heard throughout the day. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
We set a goal to share our space with our community and watch them take as much enjoyment from it as we do every day. I think Olmsted would agree that we met that goal, and while we hope to do it again, I’m pretty sure he’s pleased that so many people were able to enjoy his life’s work right here on the North Shore.