Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu, Apr 17th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
No Lecture Scheduled
Fri, Apr 18th, @9:30am - 10:45AM
Yoga in the Garden
Wed, Apr 23rd, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Creating Chocolate From The Garden
Thu, Apr 24th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Spring Care of Trees and Shrubs
Thu, May 1st, @11:30am - 01:00PM
Spring Greens with Community Herbalist Steph Zabel
Thu, May 1st, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Home Composting Network
Fri, May 2nd, @9:30am - 10:45AM
Yoga in the Garden
Sat, May 3rd, @10:00am - 11:30AM
Mushroom Walk and Talk
Thu, May 8th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening
Mon, May 12th, @8:00am - 01:00PM
Flower and Macro Photography
Thu, May 15th, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Pots with Pizzazz!
Wed, May 21st, @10:00am - 03:00PM
Art in the Garden: Line Resist with Watercolor
Wed, May 28th, @11:30am - 01:00PM
Spring Lunch Celebration in the Garden
Fri, May 30th, @9:30am - 10:45PM
Yoga in the Garden
Thu, Aug 21st, @11:30pm - 01:00PM
Tea Blending Basics with Steph Zabel
Wed, Sep 10th, @1:00pm - 03:30PM
Infusing Your Life with Herbs
Sun, Sep 14th
Get into the Spirit!
Wed, Sep 17th
A Day in Support of the Garden to Table Program
Wed, Oct 1st, @7:00pm - 08:30PM
Learn Floral Design for Flower Show Competitions
Master Gardener Program

Massachusetts Master Gardener Association

Master Gardener Training Course

The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is comprised of amateur and professional horticulturalists with a mission to promote horticultural knowledge to the public through volunteerism. MMGA Master Gardeners become trained and certified through an intensive training program held at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.  The Master Gardener Training course (MGT) consists of fourteen classroom and lab modules, including soil science, botany, entomology, plant pathology, pruning and propagation.  Courses are conducted by both academic and industry professionals.  The MGT course is held at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Education Building, at Elm Bank, in Wellesley, MA.

The 2014 MGT course will be begin in April 2014 and run until November 2014.  Classroom training will be held in the spring and fall, while hands-on training will be required throughout the growing season (with the bulk of hands-on work to be completed during the summer). Spring class sessions will be held over seven Thursdays, beginning April 10th (and excluding April 24th) thru May 29th, from 9am-3pm.  The second session will be held over seven Thursdays, from 9-3pm, beginning on September 18th thru October 30th.  Both sessions are required for all students. 

In addition to attending classes, completing reading and homework assignments, and successfully completing the take home exam, students are expected to complete a 60 hour volunteer apprenticeship (which serves as the hands-on learning segment of the course).  Apprenticeship work may begin as of the start of class, and must be completed by one week prior to graduation (See Guidelines for Master Gardener Student Volunteering).  Homework and handouts will be distributed electronically. Students are expected to have access to and be familiar with email, Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat (.pdf files), and to take and send pictures in jpeg format.

To apply for the 2014 MGT course, please submit your application and a $25 non-refundable application fee to the MMGA Training Course Coordinator (address included on application).  Applications sent after December 30th must include a $25 late fee.  Full tuition and materials fee ($500; $125) are due upon acceptance.  For questions or further information, please email the Training Course Coordinator, Sonja Johanson, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information and Application for MG Training 2014.doc
Guidelines for Master Gardener Student Volunteering.doc


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.