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'Snow Village' at Elm Bank a new holiday must-see

By Sue Scheible of the Patriot Ledger.

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society has a new holiday special through Dec. 14 at its annual Festival of Lights at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley.

The Snow Village is an elaborate and magical creation including trains, village scenes with moving children, skaters and other characters, Santa climbing a ladder, and Boston scenes including a model of Fenway Park.

This isn't just for kids -- groups of seniors have been coming to see it also on days when it normally would be closed. A group from Milton Elderly Housing is scheduled to visit next week.

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All America Selections Announces the First Vegetatively Propagated AAS Winners

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – November 12, 2014 – After more than eighty years of trialing only seed-propagated varieties, All-America Selections (AAS) began trialing vegetatively propagated varieties early this year. With the 2014 trial season now completed, AAS is pleased and honored to grant the AAS Winner status to two impatiens that performed exceptionally well in the AAS container trials for vegetatively propagated annuals.

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David Fiske's 2014 Trial Garden favorites featured in MNLA Newsletter

David Fiske, garden curator, presents to MNLA conference on Mass Hort's trial garden and tells us his favorite picks for 2014.  Read the article here.

John Forti Named Director of Horticulture & Education at Mass Hort

August 22, 2014, WELLESLEY, MA.  The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is excited to announce that John Forti has been named the Director of Horticulture and Education, a major step in the implementation of our 10-year strategic plan.

John FortiJohn will be an exceptional addition to our dedicated staff, instrumental in realizing goals for our historic landscapes, teaching gardens, the garden-to-table initiative, education programs, and the development of tourism on our property. A nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist and garden writer, Forti comes to us from the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH, where he created numerous award-winning gardens and educational programs in the role of the Curator of Historic Landscapes. He previously served as the Director of Horticulture at Plimoth Plantation Museum, where he created a gardens and seed program that brought international attention to the preservation of Pilgrim and Wampanoag heirloom crops. Read more


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