Here at Elm Bank, the gardens are vibrant, green, and welcoming; our programs and events are better attended than ever. Our dedicated staff and volunteers have worked hard to engage the public in new and imaginative ways. The summer has been good and prospects for the next year are bright. Donations from people like you, who support the Society’s mission, have made this success possible.
Only with your financial support can Mass Hort continue "encouraging the science and practice of horticulture." Without it we would need to curtail—or even eliminate—the mission-based efforts at the very core of what we do:
Plus numerous community events, the 20,000-volume Library, the growing website, and, of course, the 12 gardens, 36 acres of Elm Bank itself.
- Adult Education – practical, get-your-hands-in-the-dirt information on how to be a better and more environmentally sensible gardener.
- Demonstration Gardens – historic and contemporary display gardens for you to learn about plants, design, or just to enjoy their beauty.
- Garden to Table – teaching the public how to grow, cook, and preserve healthier local food. The Plantmobile – a traveling classroom where students learn plant science hands-on.
None of this is free. Grants, sponsorships, revenue from membership fees, and the time and energy of dozens of volunteers cover much of the expense, but not all.
That’s why we’re asking you to step in and fill the gap with a donation. Your support will help make Mass Hort’s current programs secure and allow us to build a better future.
Our fiscal year closes September 30, 2013. Take a moment today and make your tax-deductible donation. Your generosity will support our educational mission and the stewardship of this beautiful property.
Katherine K. Macdonald
President, Massachusetts Horticultural Society
PS: In 2013 our adult education program reached new heights with speakers such as nationally recognized experts Deborah Trickett and Barbara Pierson. Make 2014 even better by making a donation.
Click here to make a secure donation online, or send your check or credit card info to Development Department, Mass Hort, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482