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Programs for Kids

Youth Education and Outreach at Mass Hort includes:Weezie's Garden Big Red Chair

The Plantmobile : a traveling plant science workshop that provides hands-on experiential, education programs for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

The Garden Classroom : ecological and environmental curriculum-based field trips to the Gardens at Elm Bank for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Weezie's Garden : This whimsical garden is designed as a natural playground which consists of a series of small spiraling gardens, each with its own theme and way of engaging the senses.

Caterpillar Club: intended for kids from pre-kindergarten through second grade, sessions of the Caterpillar Club are held in the stone circle at Weezie's Garden and include material on flowers, insects, trees and butterflies, which will be explored through reading, demonstrations and crafts.

Caterpillar Club meets Mondays in June through September from 10am-11am. No club on July 7 and September 1.

Weezie's Garden Story Hour: meeting in the stone circle of Weezie's Garden at Elm Bank, our story hour allows children of all ages to join Mass Hort storytellers for seasonal stories, rhyme, and song, always followed by a Weezie's Walkabout to explore the garden and garden life.

Story Hour meets Wednesdays in June through September from 10am-11am. No Story Hour on July 2 or September 3.

Plantmobile reaches out to children with its horticulture education programs



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 Lynne Nybo teaching kids about the compost creatures
they found in the exploration buckets.

The Plantmobile visited the Frog Pond on Boston Common- June 29, 2013. Volunteer, Lynne Nybo, is pictured teaching kids about the compost creatures they found in the exploration buckets.

Learn more about the Plantmobile.

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.

Calendar & Courses

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Tree Pruning and Care
Fri Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Learn Floral Design
Sat Oct 25 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Floral Design for Jewelry and Crafts
Thu Nov 06 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Spice Up the Holidays with Herbal Infused Alcohol
Sat Nov 08 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Invasive Plants of the Northeast -- A Walking Tour
Thu Nov 13 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Seasonal Floral Arrangements: A Demonstration
Fri Nov 28 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Wed Dec 03 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Fesival of Trees
Fri Dec 05 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Sat Dec 06 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Festival of Trees Holiday Wreath Workshop
Sun Dec 07 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Festival of Trees Kids Craft Workshop
Wed Dec 10 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Fri Dec 12 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Sun Dec 14 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Festival of Trees
Sun Dec 14 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Festival of Trees Kids Craft Workshop