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Massachusetts Horticultural Society holds Amateur Competitions at the Flower Show, 2017

 

March 12, 2017, WELLESLEY, MA. This year’s theme at Paragon’s The Boston Flower & Garden Show, March 22-26, 2017 will be Superheroes of the Garden. The show is held the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston.

This year’s Photography Competition is sure to please with their interpretation of the show theme. The Adult Division – Super Heroes of the Garden is co-chaired by Chris Wood & Christine Paxhia. The Youth Divisions - Super Heroes of Nature, is chaired by Arabella Dane. The competition is located in the lobby of the conference center.

The Youth Photography Division had a lot of fun with their theme “Super Heroes of Nature” and showcases winning entries from young people, ages 5-15. Judges were Charlie Burke, President of the Photography Society of America, MA, Carol Donnelly, Garden Club of America Photography Judge, ME, and Phyllis Meinke, President Lakes Region Camera Club, NH. Young people included a comment with their photo on how their image portrays a Super Hero of Nature. [Please see images/captions below]

Mass Hort continues its tradition of sponsoring amateur horticulture competition at the show. Floral Design, Division I – Super Powers, is presented by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. and Chair Lisa Pattinson. Floral Design - Division ll – Champions Among Us, includes the Open Classes presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Chair, Marissa McCoy. You can find these beautiful floral designs in the Waterfront Ballroom in the conference center to the rear of the hall.

Ikebana International is presented by Ikebana International, Boston Chapter and co-chaired by Joanne Caccavale & Kaye Vosburgh. These wonderful designs will be located in the Waterfront Ballroom Lobby. Amateur Horticulture Competition & Exhibits, for the second year, will be located on the main Exhibit Hall Floor, chaired Hannah Traggis, Amateur Horticulture is made up of individual plant owners and societies groups, dedicated to the highest quality of plants and horticulture. On display will be individual plants, plant collections in bay windows and plant rooms. Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit, “School Gardens, Garden Mentors and Super Plants” will showcase school garden beds and ideas for learning and education through a home or school garden. Mass Hort’s exhibit Chair, John Forti, and designers Hannah Traggis, Seed to Table Educator; Katie Folts, Education Manager; and David Fiske, Gardens Curator have developed this fun exhibit.

Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment. Mass Hort’s public gardens, The Gardens at Elm Bank, are located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley on 36-acres in the Elm Bank Reservation, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens season is from May 1 through Columbus Day weekend.

 

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Succulents. These are both succulent plants in a rock garden. Succulents can grow almost anywhere and can look beautiful while they stop soil from falling down. That is why they are Super Heroes.

Class 5, Entry 1, 1st place, Lizzie D., age 9.

Mass Hort membership has its benefits!

Our friend Hilda Morrill recently wrote about her July garden and pointed out the ways a Mass Hort membership has helped purchase plants for her garden. Read the article here.

Twilight Garden Party Celebrates 20 Years

Julie Moir Meservey, the designer of Weezie's Garden, attended the Twilight Garden Party and wrote about it on her blog. Read her article here.

 

Elm Bank Estate history revealed in local publication

Olivia Gieger, editor-in-chief of the The Bradford, Wellesley High School's student paper, has written an extensive article about the history of the Cheney-Baltzell mansion and the origin of the name "Elm Bank." Read the article here.

Exhibitor Awards at Flower Show Announced

2016 Boston Flower & Garden Show Announces Annual Exhibitor Awards at “Nurtured by Nature” Themed Event

Boston, MA – March 16, 2016 - The Boston Flower & Garden Show today announced their list of annual award winners at their March 16-20 event at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. 13 total exhibitors collected prizes at this year’s show under the theme of “Nurtured by Nature," a celebration of the bountiful benefits of the garden and how floral arrangements, houseplants, and well designed landscapes can enliven and refresh our living spaces.

The panel of 48 judges ranging from non profit horticultural institutions, green industry professional associations and government agencies chose the list of deserving winners:

    • Best of Show Award (most meritorious exhibit): MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING- Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
    • $1,000 Premium Award (outstanding forced plant material): MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
    • $3,000 Premium Award (outstanding forced plant material): HEIMLICH NURSERIES - Woburn, MA
    • Association of Professional Landscape Designers New England Award (most beautiful home landscape design): MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
    • Boston Society Landscape Architects Award (excellence in landscape architecture): MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
    • Ecological Landscaping Alliance Award (best design and execution of ecological concepts: MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES- Fairhaven, MA
    • Horticultural Club of Boston Award (horticultural perfection): NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW
    • Emily Seaber Parcher Award (excellence in landscape design of a naturalistic garden): MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
  • Landscape Design Council of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. Award l (excellence in landscape design in a professional garden): MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
    • Landscape Design Council of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. Award ll (effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary): NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW
    • Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals Award (clear synthesis of landscape composition, hardscape materials, plant selection and finishes): MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
    • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Award (best exhibit staged by a MA commercial grower): RUTLAND NURSERIES - Rutland, MA
  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Ribbon for a Plant Society: BONSAI STUDY GROUP – Natick, MA
  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Ribbon a Non Profit Organization: MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Ribbon for a Student Group: MCI FRAMINGHAM HORTICULTURAL PROGRAMS
  • Allen C. Haskell Award of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (garden exhibit that shows distinction in landscape design with a heavy emphasis on color using rare and unusual plant material): MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
    • Edmund V. Mezitt Award of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (superior display using azaleas or rhododendrons): HEIMLICH NURSERIES – Woburn, MA
    • Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association Award (distinctive use of hardy plant material): MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
    • New England Nursery Association Award (best use of range of New England native plants and their cultivars): HEIMLICH NURSERIES – Woburn, MA
    • Worcester Country Horticultural Society Cary Award Certificate (best communicates to the public the benefits of using Cary Award winning native plants in the landscape through their incorporation in an outstanding landscape display): HEIMLICH NURSERIES – Woburn, MA
    • Worcester County Horticultural Society Silver Medal (plant society, school or other non profit organization which best communicates horticultural technique(s) to the public): BONSAI STUDY GROUP – Natick, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Edible Plants: RUTLAND NURSERIES – Rutland, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Fragrance: PLANT SOMETHING MASSACHUSETTS – Conway, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Garden Ornaments: BOSTON OUTDOOR LIVING – North Brookfield, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Garden Structures: MAINE STONEWORKS LLC – Kennebunkport, ME
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Kickboard: LIQUID LANDSCAPES DESIGN – Carlisle, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Outdoor Living: RUTLAND NURSERIES – Rutland, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Pavers: GRAYSTONE MASONRY & JOSEPH GRAY SCULPTURE – Gilford, NH
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Stonework: GRAYSTONE MASONRY & JOSEPH GRAY SCULPTURE – Gilford, NH
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Trained Plants: MISKOVSKY LANDSCAPING - Falmouth, MA; HASKELL NURSERIES - Fairhaven, MA
  • Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for Water Features: LIQUID LANDSCAPES DESIGN – Carlisle, MA

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is an extravagant five-day event featuring over 15 garden displays created by professional landscape designers and nurseries that incorporate plants, materials, and techniques representing this year's lively theme.  Visitors to the 2016 Boston Flower & Garden Show will enjoy a wide variety of lectures and demonstrations from top garden writers, industry professionals, and chefs; in addition to shopping from a diverse and lively marketplace featuring thousands of new gardening products and plants.

Where:

  • Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

Dates & Hours:

  • Wednesday, March 16, 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, March 17, 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 18, 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 19, 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday, March 20, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Admission:

  • Adults                      $20
  • Seniors (65+)         $17
  • Children (6-17)         $10
  • Children Under 6    Free
  • Flower Show After Dark, evening discount ticket: $15 (Wed, March 16 through Sat, March 19 after 5pm)
  • Group discount tickets are available for advance purchase in quantities of 15 or more

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