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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.

Daily Children’s Programs: New 2015, May through Columbus Day we will host a drop-in program in Weezie’s Chlidern's Garden from 10am to 11am. Plan a visit to play, picnic and learn. Programs offered Tuesday-Sunday.

Weezie's Garden Story Hour: Enjoy stories, songs and games in the Children’s Garden. Readers from Dover Town Library will bring their Super-Awesome Fun Time to Mass Hort, Wednesdays June through August 2015, 10:30 am.

Family Discovery Guide: Download here for a fun exploration of The Gardens at Elm Bank.

Children's Afternoon in the Garden - June 30

WhenTuesday June 30, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Where: Weezie's Children's Garden

 

Spend a day in the gardens and join us for a special afternoon program, exploring and discovering different plants and how they grow. With Mass Hort's education coordinator, Katie Folts, every child will plant their own container garden to care for and observe. Program is designed for ages 8-13.

Materials Fee: Mass Hort Members $5,  Non-Members $10

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Space is limited, Pre-register to reserve your spot!

Children's Afternoon in the Garden - July 28

When: Tuesday 28 July 2015, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

Where: Weezie's Children's Garden

 

Spend a day in the gardens and join us for a special afternoon program, exploring and finding critters that live among the flowers and trees. With Mass Hort's educator, Katie Folts, we will discover the power of pollinators and other insects that help plants grow. Bring your scientist eyes. Program is designed for ages 8-13.

Materials Fee: Mass Hort Members $5,  Non-Members $10

kids afternoon in the garden

 

 

Space is limited, Pre-register to reserve your spot!

Children's Afternoon in the Garden - August 25

When: Tuesday 25 August 2015, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

Where: Weezie's Children's Garden

Spend a day in the gardens and join us for a special afternoon program discovering the delicious foods that we can grow at home. With Mass Hort's Educators, we will tour the vegetable garden adn taste the wonderful and unusual fruits and veggies there. In addition to tasting and sampling the seasonal harvest, we will also work together to prepare snacks from fresh produce. Program is designed for ages 8-13.

Materials Fee: Mass Hort Members $5, Non-Members $10

kids afternoon in the garden

Space is limited, Pre-register to reserve your spot!

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.

2015 Calendar & Courses

Mass Hort Calendar Courses 2015

Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu May 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Urban Gardening
Sat May 30 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels
Sat May 30 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Botanical Art for Beginners
Tue Jun 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
Garden to Table's Spring Dinner in the Crockett Garden
Thu Jun 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Ecology of the Garden
Sat Jun 06 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Farming Exhibits of the Smithsonian
Sun Jun 07 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
Members' Evening in the Garden
Thu Jun 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Spring Foraging Walk and Talk With Russ Cohen
Thu Jun 25 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Historic Landscape Stewardship
Sat Jun 27 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Herb Gardening
Thu Jul 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Insects in the Garden: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Sat Jul 11 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Plan to Harvest: Vegetable Gardening
Wed Jul 15 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal
Thu Jul 30 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Seed Saving Basics
Thu Aug 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Tour the Trial Garden