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Adult Education

In our effort to serve Mass Hort’s mission to develop the public’s understanding of plants and the environment, we host classes throughout the year for all interest levels.

We offer hands-on workshops as well as lectures, classes for vegetable growers, potted ornamental enthusiasts, and home-owners looking to boost their curb appeal. We have everything from botanical art workshops and book signings to floral design courses and composting classes.

Check out our calendar and read descriptions below to find a class that suits your needs interests.

Upcoming Classes

Tue Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tour: The Arnold Arboretum
Thu Sep 21 @ 7:00AM - 08:30PM
Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape
Thu Sep 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Sun Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Composting at Home and in School Gardens
Thu Sep 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Thu Sep 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Putting the Garden to Bed
Thu Oct 05 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Thu Oct 12 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design

Putting the Garden to Bed

When: Thursday September 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Join Garden Lecturer, Suzanne Mahler, for a presentation covering fall gardening activities including transplanting, lawn care, bulbs, preparing new gardens, and tips for preparing gardens for winter weather.

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

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Composting at Home and in School Gardens

When: Sunday September 24, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Seed to Table Garden

Learn how to compost at school with students as an educational activity and turn garden and kitchen scraps into “black gold” for your school gardens.

Join Ann McGovern of MassDEP and Hannah Traggis, MassHort’s Seed to Table Educator, in the garden at Elm Bank for a hands on workshop on setting up and using compost bins available from MassDEP’s Green Team and how to build larger bins for your school. We’ll also demonstrate indoor composting with earthworms, for classroom composting. Worms provided (free) to participants.

Member Cost: $30
Non Member Cost $45
Green Team Members: DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE, Call or Email Katie Folts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-933-4973

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Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape

Karin Stanley, Spiral Trilogy–Spiralsphere, Triasphere, Squaresphere

When: Thursday September 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Gathering inspirations from her love of poetry art and sculpture from her travels and musings in Ancient Ireland, Scotland and other countries in creating meditative spaces, areas for serenity, healing, reflection, dynamic impact, drama, humor or allegory. Karin Stanley's background as an artist/sculptor and garden designer and a graduate of the Radcliffe landscape design and history program- shares some of her process and practical ideas and advice on how to use sculpture and artistic enhancements that will help inspire a deeper vision and impact for your own garden, community or public project

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

copyright 2017 KMStanley

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Tour: The Arnold Arboretum

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) Photo Credit: Jordan Wood

When: Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: The Arnold Arboretum 
Arboretum Visitor's Center
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130
 

Join us for a guided walk through the Arnold Arboretum. We will explore the history and horticulture of this beautiful and important institution. 

Pre-registration required.

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

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Landscaping and Planting Design

When: Thursdays 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 14  through October 12, 2017

Where: Cheney Room of the Education Building
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants. This class is being offered through the Stockbridge School at UMass, and can be taken for 1 credit. MUST PRE-REGISTER

Classes will be held Thursdays, September14-October 12 at The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley, MA.

For Credit, register at www.umassulearn.net after June 5.

Audit this UMass Class through Mass Hort. By registering here, you will be registering for a reduced rate, and will receive NO COLLEGE CREDIT. If you would like to register for credit, register through UMass, www.umassulearn.net

Member Cost: $150
Non Member Cost $200

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About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

2017 Calendar & Courses

2017 Calendar and Courses

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Tue Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tour: The Arnold Arboretum
Thu Sep 21 @ 7:00AM - 08:30PM
Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape
Thu Sep 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Sun Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Composting at Home and in School Gardens
Thu Sep 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Putting the Garden to Bed
Fri Nov 24 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Wed Nov 29 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Fri Dec 01 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Wed Dec 06 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Fri Dec 08 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Sun Dec 10 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Mon Dec 11 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village