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Festival of Trees Events

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Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees will showcase over 75 trees and a new addition to the festival,  Snow Village at Elm Bank ―for children and adults to enjoy. This annual festival, in its sixth year, will take place from November 28 until December 14, at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank property, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.

The Festival of Trees, displayed in the Hunnewell Carriage House, offers beautifully decorated holiday trees that are donated and decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and individuals. Visitors “vote” with their raffle tickets, in hopes of being the tree winner at the end of the festival. Visitors can enjoy the decorated buildings and grounds at Elm Bank with a stroll or a horse-drawn wagon ride. For the young at heart, there is Pajamas – Story Time on Friday nights and Santa Visits.

Snow Village at Elm Bank is a wonderful addition to the holiday spirit of the Festival of Trees. Bill Meagher of Needham graciously donated the product of his thirteen year “hobby” of building Christmas villages and trains. Massachusetts Horticultural Society is delighted to share his enchanting displays featuring trains, Christmas in the City (Boston of course!), Fenway Park, New England Villages, and hundreds of decorated houses and lights. This amazing scenery in miniature is sure to get kids excited about the holiday season.

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Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and over, children under 12, no charge.  The Mass Hort member rate is $8 for adults. The festival is open November 28-December 14; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-8pm and Friday through Sunday, 10am-8 pm. The Festival is open weekday mornings, by appointment, for nursery school and senior tours.

Please check back here for more information on scheduling. And if you would like to get involved, please consider sponsoring part of the festival or contributing a tree – check out the forms on the links below.

The Festival of Trees is a holiday fund raiser for Mass Hort, a 501 (c) (3) educational organization.

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Festival of Trees Holiday Wreath Workshop

 Marisa McCoy             Christmas Wreath                   

with Marisa McCoy

When:
Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: 
The Putnam Building,  Mass Hort, The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

As part of our Festival of Trees Celebration Mass Hort is offering this hands-on workshop to create beautiful wreaths and swags to take home for the holiday season. Marisa will be lead participants in design, choice of materials, and wreath composition. Through her vast depth of experience and under her gentle guidance you will create a wreath that appeals to your own design and color sense and one which you will be proud to display for the world to see.

Marisa McCoy is a Nationally Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, and the current President Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Marisa is also a floral design instructor, garden club speaker, active member of the MFA Senior Associates, and a custom wedding and special occasion floral designer.

All materials will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Workshop Fee: Mass Hort Members $45,  Non-Members $55

In the Kitchen Garden with Tim Wilcox of The Kitchen Garden Farm

 

Festival of Trees Kids Craft Workshop

When:
Sunday December 7, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Where:
The Putnam Building at Mass Hort, The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

This fun workshop will help kids make Christmas- winter-holiday finger puppets in a festive atmosphere by Mass Hort Education staff and volunteers. Warm cider and holiday snacks will be available.

Workshop is suitable for 6 to 14 year old children. Parents must be present with 6-10 year olds. We recommend an apron and clothes suitable for working with glue and paint.

Limited attendance: Registration required.

Workshop Fee: Mass Hort Members $6,  Non-Members $8

In the Kitchen Garden with Tim Wilcox of The Kitchen Garden Farm

Festival of Trees Kids Craft Workshop

When:
Sunday December 14, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Where:
The Putnam Building, Mass Hort, The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

This fun workshop will help kids make winter snow globe in a festive atmosphere at Mass Hort. Warm cider and holiday snacks will be available.

Workshop is suitable for 6 to 14 year old children. Parents must be present with 6-10 year olds. We recommend an apron and clothes suitable for working with glue and paint.

Limited attendance: Registration required.

Workshop Fee:Mass Hort Members $6,  Non-Members $8

In the Kitchen Garden with Tim Wilcox of The Kitchen Garden Farm

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.

Calendar & Courses

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