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Mass Hort and the Boston Marathon

Mass Hort is involved with the Boston Marathon in two ways this year. Thanks to Peter Isberg, donations have been made to the Society in support of his run in this year's event. Mass Hort is also part of the effort to grow daffodils along the marathon route. Marathon Daffodils were planted in Wellesley and Natick with Mass Hort's volunteer support.

Support Mass Hort’s Marathon Runner Peter Isberg Marathon Runner Boston Strong
Marathon Daffodils
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Peter Isberg is running for Mass Hort Society! Please donate to his run. All proceeds help Mass Hort and the Gardens at Elm Bank. Please encourage the Boston Marathon runners on Patriots Day, April 21st while enjoying over 100,000 daffodils planted along the route to celebrate the Boston Marathon.

Mass Hort Exhibit - Eden on the Charles- wins three awards at the Boston Flower & Garden Show!

BOSTON, MA. March 12, 2014 The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit “Eden on the Charles” at the Boston Flower & Garden Show received the Allen C. Haskell Award, The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts Emily Seaber Parcher Award, and the Ecological Landscape Association Environmental Vision Award and the Massachusetts Agriculture Ribbon.

The Boston Flower & Garden Show theme, Romance in the Garden is illustrated in Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit, Eden on the Charles, which highlights two love stories that took place at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank Estate in Dover, MA. The exhibit’s design depicts the courtship of Ray and Betty Frost canoeing down the Charles River at Elm Bank.

 Flower Show 2014 Bridge Mass Hort Flower Show CanoeFlower Show 2014 Fringe Tree

Thank you to the design team, led by Suzanne Higham, and including Heather Heimarck, Julia Esteves, Piera Sassaroli, Jeff Dube and Bill Cuddy and Mass Hort staff David Fiske, Charlie Harris, and Clark Bryan for a job well done!

Read the full article here.

Like a crocus, Flower Show is a first sign of spring

Mass Hort's role and exhibit at the Boston Flower & Garden Show is featured in this article by Carol Stocker of the Boston Globe.

Read it here.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Italianate Garden appears on THIS OLD HOUSE!

Marion Pressley and Roger Cook overlook Italiante Garden at Elm Bank

toh-crew-249x165.pngOn the episode "Quest for a Dry Basement" Roger Cook meets landscape architect Marion Pressley at Elm Bank, the estate that is the headquarters of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, to see the Italianate Garden that she recently restored here. The episode was filmed last summer when the garden was in its full glory.  The segment featuring the Italianate Garden begins on Segment 5, 15 minutes into the video. View the video here.


Support for this segment with the help of: Bartlett Tree Experts, Hartney Greymont, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and Pressley Associates Landscape Architects.

Tufts University Indoor Garden extends Mass Hort's Garden to Table Program

Tufts University and Mass Hort's Garden to Table Program
Kathy Macdonald, Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani, John Heine, Lisa Kamer, and Leslie Oliver

BOSTON (January 30, 2014) —The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Re¬search Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) and the Massachu¬setts Horticultural Society are combining resources to raise vegetables in a new indoor garden on the university’s Chinatown campus. Located in the street-level lobby of the USDA HNRCA, the garden is an extension of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Garden to Table initiative, which provides hands-on learn¬ing opportunities and educational support to people interested in growing their own vegetables.

Read more online here or download the PDF of this story .

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded 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.

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