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Mass Hort at the Flower Show

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Join Mass Hort at the Boston Flower & Garden Show, March 11-15! Mass Hort’s flower show committees are preparing some exciting Amateur Competitions at the show. John Forti, Director of Horticulture and Education, Suzanne Higham, and the Mass Hort exhibit team are working to enchant you with our exhibit “An Enchanted New England Woodland Walk.” After you visit that landscapes in the front on the Seaport World Trade Center Exhibit Hall…don’t forget to visit the conference center at the rear of the hall to see Floral Design, Ikebana, Photography, Amateur Horticulture Structures and Amateur Horticulture house plants.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society would like to thank our wonderful sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts for their continued support of Mass Hort and our Amateur Competitions at the Show.

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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.

Design, Division I

Design, Division II

Amateur Horticulture

Photography

Miniature Gardens

Any questions? Please forward to John Forti, Director of Horticulture and Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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!

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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.

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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.

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Mass Hort design team, led by Landscape Institute/BAC designers Suzanne Higham and including Heather Heimarck (Landscape Institute Executive Director), Julia Esteves, Piera Sassaroli, with Jeff Dube and Bill Cuddy and Mass Hort staff David Fiske, Charlie Harris, and Clark Bryan did a superb job demonstrating landscape design and horticultural concepts.

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.

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About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society LogoFounded 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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