The 2016 Boston Flower & Garden Show - March 16-20, 2016
Nurtured by Nature
The care we put into our gardens comes back to us a thousand-fold. Well-designed landscapes rejuvenate by offering places to connect with nature and each other. Floral arrangements, houseplants and container gardens enliven and refresh our living spaces. Homegrown food and the products of popular urban agriculture activities like beekeeping fill our tables with nutritious delights. Celebrate the bountiful benefits of the garden and learn how to keep yourself, and your garden, growing strong!
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.
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, miniature gardens, 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."
You too, can get involved in the fun of competing at the flower show. Please check out the competitive schedules by clicking on the links below.
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.