"Superheroes of the Garden"
March 22-26, 2017
Seaport World Trade Center
Enjoy the 2017 Show and Your Membership Benefit!
Look for Mass Hort at the Show in the rear of the HALL for the Amateur Horticulture Competition
and our exhibit on School Gardens.
Join us in the CONFERENCE CENTER for the Floral Design Competitions, Ikebana, and Adult and Youth Photography.
AND of course, don't forget a SELFIE in the BIG RED CHAIR!
Directions and Parking, click here
Tickets to the show are included in Mass Hort membership
To volunteer at the flower show! Click here.
Join the Flower Show Amateur Competitions!
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s program, MassHort at the Flower Show, manages all the amateur competitions at the show (which is owned and run by The Paragon Group). Amateur competitions include: floral design, amateur horticulture competitions including plant rooms, bay windows, individual house plants/horticulture exhibits, and junior horticulture, Ikebana display, and photography.
The Amateur Competitions are found in the Conference Center - the elegant space behind the glassed rotunda at the rear of the Seaport World Trade Center - but you'll find Mass Hort on the main floor as well, with our garden exhibit.
Mass Hort’s part of the Boston Flower & Garden Show is the product of hundreds of volunteers working on the show and all the individuals displaying the pride of their plant collections. It's teamwork by extraordinary people who share Mass Hort's mission."
2016 Boston Flower and Garden Show Competition Results
DESIGN DIVISION I and II
NGC Medal for Design in Major Non-Standard Flower Shows
The Marie Hancock Cook Certificate of Merit for Achievement in Traditional Flower Arrangement
Given by the GCFM to the blue ribbon entry, if merited, receiving the highest number of points in a class or classes of Traditional Designs.
The Diane Bullock Award
The Clare L. Richards Award
May be given, if merited, in the GCFM Design Division for the entry that best exemplifies the sensitive use of color.
The Jeanne-Marie Parkes Creativity Award
The Barbara May Award of Design Excellence
The Garden Club of America Zone 1 Bowl
The Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence in Floral Design
The John Taylor Arms Award
The Ruth Wallack Design Award
The Susan Scheel Thomas Novice Award
The Artisan Award
Debby Johnson and Cindy Lemish
AMATEUR HORTICULTURE COMPETITION
Noanett Garden Club, Chris Wood
Anne Crowley Award
Saint paulia ‘Buckeye Enchantress’ – Nancy Manozzi
Beket Lang Award
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ - Olivia Michaelides
Haworthia Collection – Carrie Waterman
Bette Levine Sweepstakes Award
Art Scarpa – 10 blue ribbons
Corliss Knapp Engle Award
Schlumbergera truncata – John Russo
Aporocatus flaagelliformis – Sandra Medeiros
Haworthia collection – Carrie Waterman
Evelyn D. Cronin Award
Phalaenopsis cv. Miniature Orchid
Libby Stephenson Award
Drosera capensis - Emmi Kurosawa
Asplenium nidus – Libby Moore
Massachusetts Horticultural Society President’s Award for Junior Horticulture
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ – Olivia Michaelides
NGC, Inc. Special Recognition Medal for Horticulture
Asplenium nidus – Libby Moore
GCA Certificate of Excellence in Horticulture
Asplenium nidus – Libby Moore
Thompson Begonia Award
Begonia ‘Palomar Prince’ – Libby Moore
Mass Hort at the Flower Show
Mass Hort at the Flower Show's Committees are busy working
on the amateur competitions for the 2017 show!
2015 Show Highlights
2015: Thank you to our members and the public who attended the show and to the Mass Hort staff and the many Mass Hort volunteers who worked to make this show “enchanting”.
Thank you to over 300 volunteers for their time and good will.
Thank you to the Mass Hort staff who work tirelessly to put on Mass Hort at the Flower Show: Amy Rodrigues, Membership Manager, Zee Camp, Membership Assistant, Penni Jenkins, Membership Assistant and Overseer; Maureen Horn, Librarian; John Forti, Director of Horticulture and Education, Katie Folts, Education Coordinator, David Fiske, Gardens Curator; Clark Bryan, flower show operations and Charlie Harris; and Elvera Howard, flower show hospitality and Elm Bank support staff: Kayleigh Dowden, Director of Functions, Suzanne Leon, Controller, and Elaine Lawrence, Director of Development and show volunteer coordinator, Morgan Springer.
Thank you to our 2015 Committee Chairs: Photography: Christine Paxhia and Christina Wood; Floral Design, Division I: Joan Butler, Floral Design, Division II: Jill Malcolm; Ikebana: Joanne Caccavale; Amateur Hort Chair: Michael Arnum; Amateur Structures Chair: Donna Lane, and Miniature Garden’s Chair: Debi Hogan for a terrific effort the at 2015 show.
Thank you to John Forti, Director of Horticulture and Education and the Exhibit Committee, Chair, Suzanne Higham, and our design team, Bill Cuddy, and Piera Sassaroli for delighting people at the show with our exhibit-- “An Enchanted New England Woodland Walk” which won several awards, including The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts Emily Seaber Parcher Award, the Ecological Landscape Association Environmental Vision Award, the New England Nursery Association Award, and the Massachusetts Agriculture Ribbon, Boston Flower & Garden Show Premium award for forced plant materials hardy in New England, and Boston Flower & Garden Show Award for kickboard.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society would also like to thank our wonderful sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts for their continued support of Mass Hort and our Amateur Competitions at the Show.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Exhibit "Eden on the Charles" wins four awards at the 2014 Boston Flower & Garden Show!
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society received the Allen C. Haskell Award, The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts Emily Seaber Parcher Award, the Ecological Landscape Association Environmental Vision Award, the New England Nursery Association Award, and the Massachusetts Agriculture Ribbon.
Thank you to our design team, led by Landscape Institute/BAC designers Suzanne Higham and including Heather Heimarck, Julia Esteves, Piera Sassaroli, with Jeff Dube and Bill Cuddy and Mass Hort staff David Fiske, Charlie Harris, and Clark Bryan for a job well done!
Romance in the Garden was the inspiration for this year’s sumptuous gardens, eye-popping displays and stimulating programming. Whether found in the fairytale elegance of a royal garden or the sleek and sexy site of a modern meet up, scenes of love and passion (for both people and plants) bloomed in the show landscapes and floral designs.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit, Eden on the Charles, highlighted two love stories that took place at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank Estate in Dover, MA, illustrating the show them of “Romance in the Garden”. The exhibit’s design depicts the courtship of Ray and Betty Frost canoeing down the Charles River at Elm Bank and stopping for a picnic along the shore. Descendants and family of Mr. & Mrs. Frost attended the show on Saturday, March 15 to see the exhibit that honored the Frosts.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit was designed to engage the public in the beauty of plants, gardens, and landscape design and to highlight the talents of landscape designers and green industry professionals in the practice and love of horticulture. (read more)
Amateur Competitions at the Flower Show
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s amateur competitions at the 2014 flower show—showcased wonderful floral designs, photography, Ikebana, and amateur horticulture and structures—to the delight of the judges, competitors, and the public.