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Annual Appeal

Plants and gardens are more important than ever to people’s lives.

Dear Friends,

Now, more than ever, people are looking to gardening for food, sustainable horticulture, to help protect the environment, and for enjoyment.

Your support helps Mass Hort...

...continue our stewardship of our gardens and cultural and historic landscape at Elm Bank, which are on the National Register of Historic Places.

...engage amateur competitors in floral design, photography, and horticulture at the Flower Show, our major outreach activity.

...educate adults, through programs such as the  weekly "Thursday Night at the Hort" series about horticultural/gardening/environmental programs.

...advance the contemporary conversation of Garden to Table with initiatives that bring the Victory Garden and School Garden Movement into the 21st century.

...delight the youngest garden enthusiasts with  youth activities in Weezie's Children's Garden, our Plantmobile (science van) visits to schools and outreach events, and family programs geared to connecting the next generation with the natural world.

We have many great educational programs and garden plans for 2015.  Your support will help make them a reality.

Warm regards,

R. Wayne Mezitt                    Katherine K. Macdonald
Wayne Mezzit and KMac Signatures small
Chairman of the Board          President

P.S. Your contribution to the Annual Fund is 100% tax deductible. Your support makes it possible for Mass Hort to engage multiple generations in the art and science of horticulture.

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society LogoFounded 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.

Perennial Plant Symposium

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September 10, 2015
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Latest Mass Hort Events

Tue Sep 08 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Thu Sep 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Northeast Region Perennial Plant Association Symposium
Sat Sep 12 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Tue Sep 15 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Talk and Taste: The Tomato
Wed Sep 16 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot
Sat Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Sun Sep 20 @ 5:00PM - 08:30PM
Fall Harvest Dinner and Garden to Table Fundraiser
Thu Sep 24 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Curtis Woodland Garden Revival
Sun Sep 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Culture of the Gardens in the Italian Renaissance
Wed Sep 30 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Beginning Floral Design at Mass Hort 2015
Thu Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Heirloom and Native Plants: A Living History
Sat Oct 03 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Pickling the Harvest
Thu Oct 08 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Wrapping Up Your Garden
Thu Oct 15 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Honorary Medals Awards Dinner
Thu Oct 22 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Herbal Gifts with Steph Zabel
Thu Oct 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Craft Beer Brewing Basics
Thu Nov 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Concocting Cordials with Steph Zabel
Wed Nov 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Cooking from the Garden with Alana Chernila
Fri Nov 27 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees