Come. Learn. Grow in the Gardens
The Fountain Is Back!
The fountain in the lily pond of the Italianate Garden has been restored by Daedalus, Inc. with the generous support of the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society's gardens and the grounds at Elm Bank are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk and are free to members. The suggested donation for non-members is $5 per adult. Children under 17 may enter the gardens at no charge when accompanied by an adult. We also have specially-priced Elm Bank Garden memberships available at the admissions office. The grounds and gardens of Elm Bank are handicap-accessible. Click here for directions.
PLEASE SUPPORT MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Funding for the society's operations comes from an endowment, proceeds from the flower show, membership, an annual fund, and grants from foundations, corporations, and government sources. We do not receive State or Federal funds to care for our property at Elm Bank. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is governed by a board of trustees and overseers who also provide governance and support, and a dedicated team of volunteers helps carry out numerous activities.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is a 501 (c ) (3) non profit organization and we are able to care for our horticultural center at Elm Bank and deliver our mission because of the generosity of supporters like you. Please consider a donation today.
Joining the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is the perfect way to grow your gardening skills throughout the year, receive some great benefits, and support the work that we do. To learn more about membership and to join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, please check out our membership pages.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is surrounded by a wonderful community of volunteers. People who share our vision and our love for gardening, gardens, plants, and the environment. You can help us with your time as a volunteer.
MASS HORT LIBRARY
Massachusetts Horticultural Society maintains a library that is one of the oldest horticultural resource centers in the world and is renowned for its collection of books related to early agriculture, horticulture, and landscape design.
MASTER GARDENERS AT MASS HORT
Massachusetts Master Gardeners (MMGA) provide horticultural information to the gardening public at various festivals and community events. They operate a year-round MG Help Line. See the schedule for times and dates.
Mass Hort has a long tradition of recognizing excellence in its various awards programs. These include the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Honorary Medals, Visiting Gardens Awards, and the annual Boston Flower & Garden Show Awards.
For more detailed information on our programs, please visit the other sections of this site, or call 617-933-4900.