Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu, Apr 17th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
No Lecture Scheduled
Fri, Apr 18th, @9:30am - 10:45AM
Yoga in the Garden
Wed, Apr 23rd, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Creating Chocolate From The Garden
Thu, Apr 24th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Spring Care of Trees and Shrubs
Thu, May 1st, @11:30am - 01:00PM
Spring Greens with Community Herbalist Steph Zabel
Thu, May 1st, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Home Composting Network
Fri, May 2nd, @9:30am - 10:45AM
Yoga in the Garden
Sat, May 3rd, @10:00am - 11:30AM
Mushroom Walk and Talk
Thu, May 8th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening
Mon, May 12th, @8:00am - 01:00PM
Flower and Macro Photography
Thu, May 15th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Pots with Pizzazz!
Wed, May 21st, @10:00am - 03:00PM
Art in the Garden: Line Resist with Watercolor
Wed, May 28th, @11:30am - 01:00PM
Spring Lunch Celebration in the Garden
Fri, May 30th, @9:30am - 10:45PM
Yoga in the Garden
Thu, Aug 21st, @11:30pm - 01:00PM
Tea Blending Basics with Steph Zabel
Wed, Sep 10th, @1:00pm - 03:30PM
Infusing Your Life with Herbs
Sun, Sep 14th
Get into the Spirit!
Wed, Sep 17th
A Day in Support of the Garden to Table Program
Wed, Oct 1st, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Learn Floral Design for Flower Show Competitions
Founders' Fruit

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s wonderful library collection of prints allow us to see some of the early society members’ horticultural endeavors. Three of these fruits appear in the Wellesley Farmers’ Market logo.

General H. A. Dearborn, our first president, fought in the war of 1812 and had an orchard where the Mission Church now stands in Roxbury and he cultivated the Dearborn Pear.

The Williams Apple, introduced by A. D. Williams, originated in a part of Roxbury called Canterbury.

Ephraim Bull developed the Concord Grape. One of the chief aims of horticulture in mid-19th century America was to produce a grape that could thrive in the harsh climate and sandy soil of the northeast and to appear earlier in the summer than the favorite New England grapes. Mr. Bull did just that, cultivating a grape that ripened a full two weeks before other New England varieties. In 1873, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society gave him a lifetime achievement award for the Concord grape, which was proven to be universally adapted to general cultivation throughout the United States.

 

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.