Many thanks to you for making this past year so special for Mass Hort! We celebrated our 20th year at Elm Bank and are delighted that the gardens look more magnificent than ever. So much of our success stems from your support. Here are some accomplishments of which we can all be proud:
- Plantmobile: Our traveling plant science program touched the lives of 25% more children this year, reaching 4,600 kids all across the state. Next year we’ll do more, with additional educators and new program offerings.
- Giving to Those in Need: More than two tons of fruits and vegetables were harvested from our Seed to Table garden and donated to a local food pantry. This garden hosts weekly workshops to help homeowners grow their own food.
- Education: Our educational programs reached more than 3,000 people in 2016. We increased hands-on offerings, in-garden workshops, and successfully collaborated with UMass Stockbridge to offer college-credit courses.
- Weezie’s Garden for Children: Our two-year restoration is complete! Weezie’s provides the perfect place to explore an enchanted fairy garden, observe butterflies in our pollinator plantings, and take part in fun educational activities for children. Our enhanced water features and added spaces allow kids to enjoy hours of discovery in this expanded garden.
But we have so much more to do! 2017 holds amazing possibilities including the creation of a Master Plan to focus on restoration of the Manor House. And we are excited to raise awareness of what our public garden offers to the community; a place to relax, to learn, and to develop appreciation for the natural world.
Please be a part of our future success by making your donation today!
Chairman of the Board President
P.S. Your tax-deductible gift may be made by clicking on the DONATE NOW button above, sending your check to Mass Hort, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482, or by calling 617-933-4945. Thank you!