A wonderful community event!
Festival of Trees
a magical holiday event for the whole family.
SAVE THE DATE! Festival of Trees returns with Snow Village to The Gardens at Elm Bank
November 27 through December 13, 2015.
The Festival of Trees is located inside our function hall, the Hunnewell Carriage House.
The Snow Village is located inside the Education Building
Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees showcases dozens of trees and the Snow Village at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. This annual festival takes place from the end of November through the first two weeks of December at Mass Hort's Elm Bank property, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.
Visitors "vote" with their raffle tickets, in hopes of winning the tree 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 a Pajama Story Time, Santa visits, and family craft workshops.
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.
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 a Pajama Story Time, Santa Visits and Kids' craft workshops.
Snow Village at Elm Bank
Admission is $10 for people 12 and older; children under 12, no charge. The Mass Hort member rate is $8. Join Mass Hort at the Festival and Admission is free! The festival is open November 23 through December 13, weather permitting: - Wednesdays and Thursdays 4-8 pm - Friday through Sunday 10am-8 pm - Sunday December 13 till 6 pm. - Monday through Thursday mornings, by appointment, for senior tours. - Monday and Tuesday evenings, by appointment, for corporate events.
Please check back here for more information on adult and family craft workshops, Santa visits and much more! If you would like to get involved, please considering sponsoring part of the festival or contributing a tree -- check out the forms in the links below.
The Festival of Trees is a holiday fund raiser for Mass Hort, a 501 (c) (3) educational organization.
Opportunities to get involved
If you want to sponsor part of the Festival, click here
If you want to donate a tree, click here
If you want to sponsor a tree that we decorate, click here
If you want to donate a gift certificate to the Giving Tree, click here