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Weezie's Garden for Children

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Fun for the whole family in Weezie’s Garden for Children at Mass Hort’s The Gardens at Elm Bank

We have youth educators in the garden offering programs which change throughout the seasons. Our free drop-in programs take place Friday through Sunday from 10:30 -11:00 a.m. Each program features an exploration of the garden through the eyes of a child. Readers from Dover Town Library bring their “Super Awesome Fun Times” to Mass Hort each Thursday at 10:30 am, June 22nd through July 13th. This is a free entry program.

Weezie’s Garden for Children has different areas for learning, play, and discovery.

Enchanted Woodland – the new garden entryway which encourages children of all ages to find magic and inspiration in nature. Fun features include a fairy mound, fairy house (built by children’s author Tracy Kane) and giant stone mushrooms to play and build fairy houses among.

Kids' Seed to Table veggie garden – including grandma’s veggie patch, a Native American 3 sister’s garden, and vine teepee.

The Buzz About pollinator garden – a space dedicated to learning about and enjoying butterflies, birds, bees and the plants which inspire them to visit our yards.

Dinosaur Den – a new water feature and garden of prehistoric plants, including a petrified forest!

Tea Party Garden – an interactive space featuring herbal tea plants and a tea set where families can enjoy a moment together.

Frogs, Bogs and Polliwogs – a new water feature modeled after our New England waterways and designed to make connections between environment, habitat and the water we drink!

Turtle’s Back sandbox – a fun play space with a giant stone turtle reminiscent of the Native American creation story of the earth forming on a turtles back. The sandbox now also includes “dinosaur fossils” to help teach about the layered history of place that we learn about when we scratch beneath the surface.

Nature’s Classroom – a new rustic camp style outdoor classroom and picnicking space.

Wondrous Wildlife – a space to encourage observation and find connections to our own back yard habitat and the wildlife we share it with in.

Weezie’s Story Circle – offers a chance to meet new friends, share stories, songs and games.

 

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About Weezie's Garden

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Weezie's Garden for Children
Designed as an outdoor experience
to touch the curious and playful child in all of us.

 

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Julie Moir Messervy

Weezie’s Garden was dedicated on June 8, 2003. The master plan for Elm Bank always envisioned a childrens garden as a place for hands on activities. Because of the generosity of the Weezie Foundation we now have this amazing garden. It was beautifully designed by Julie Messervy with the help of Ed Hartranft, and expertly installed by Valley Crest/Schumacher Landscapers.

Who is Weezie? Weezie was the nickname of a little girl called “Louise” who died many years ago. Her family set up a foundation to honor her and help children. We like to think that Weezie is the little child in all of us, the one who never grows up. This garden is as much for us and our children as to remember her.

 

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This beautiful garden destination, located in Metro West and fifteen miles from downtown Boston, offers over 16 acres of gardens and historic landscapes. The Gardens at Elm Bank are open from May 1 through Columbus Day, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4pm. Admission is free for Mass Hort Members, for Visitors: Adults: $8, Children under 12 free with adult. The entrance is located at 900 Washington Street (Route 16), Wellesley, MA. Parking is free and the new entrance is Flora, The Visitors Center.

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Mass Hort logo newFounded 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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Thu Apr 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Sat Apr 21 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Grafting Fruit Trees
Tue Apr 24 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Improve Your Watercolor Skills - Morning Course
Tue Apr 24 @12:30PM - 03:30PM
Improve Your Watercolor Skills - Afternoon Course
Thu May 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Foodscaping
Sun May 06 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Early Season Gardening Workshop
Thu May 17 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Greenhouse Growing
Tue May 22 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Landscaping for Watershed Health
Wed May 30 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Spring Landscape Tour
Wed Jun 06 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Hands-On Floral Design
Thu Jun 07 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Bio-control of Lily Leaf Beetles
Tue Jun 12 @ 1:00PM - 04:30PM
Eco Printing: Fiber art workshop
Tue Jun 26 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Explore the Teaching Herb Garden
Wed Jul 11 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
The Art of Planting Design
Wed Jul 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Summer Stroll: Garden tour
Sun Jul 22 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
What's Buggin' Me?
Sat Aug 04 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Fall Planting Workshop
Thu Aug 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
A Summer Stroll: Garden Tour
Sun Aug 12 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meditations in Ink with Bruce Iverson

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Thu Apr 26 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
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