Massachusetts Horticultural Society invites you and your family and friends to our
Festival of Trees display of beautifully decorated trees.
November 29 through December 15
Friday November 29th – Celebratory Opening
Weekends : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Weekdays: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
On Sunday, December 15, the Festival will close at 6 p.m. in order to notify the tree winners.
$8 for Adults, Children under 12 FREE!
Children ages 14 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
For more information, please call us at 617-933-4934 or email us at
Horse-Drawn hayrides – 12:15 to 6pm – 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15
Santa Visits Festival – 1:15 -4pm on 11/29, 11/30, 12/14, also 2:45 -5:30 on 12/1
Christmas Pajama Storytime – 6-7:30pm on Friday 12/6 and Friday 12/13
Holiday Wreath Workshop – Saturday December 7th, 10-12pm, click here for details or to register
Succulent Dish Garden Workshop -Thursday December 12th 8-9pm click here for details or to register
Tropical Terrarium Workshop – Saturday December 14th, 10-12pm, click here for details or to register
Kids Ornament Workshop – Sunday December 1st, 12-2pm. click here for details or to register
Kids Gift Workshop – Sunday December 8th 10-12pm click here for details or to register
Gardeners Gift Boutique
Location: Education Center
Thursday, December 5, 2013: 4-8pm:
Shop for holiday gifts when you visit our beautiful display of Christmas trees.
Crafts and Gifts with garden and nature related themes. Special White Flower Farm Amaryllis in Guy Wolfe pot designed for Massachusetts Horticultural Society- limited edition pot. Confirmed vendors are: Annetiques, Natural Pressings, Beantown Tales,
Creations by Lee, Little Beehive Farm, Mad Matter, Mathilde Duffy,
Nativa Designs, Pam’s Pashminas, Tamaryn Design, Wooden Expressions,
…and much much more.
Click here for a
Entrance fee covers both events: $8.00 adults
Special tours can be arranged for November 25 -
November 27. To book a tour, please call us at 617-933-4934 or email us at
Last year’s wonderful, family event drew hundreds
of people every day, and more than 3,000 during its two-week run. The
Festival’s success was due to the wonderful support of people like you,
who donated trees, funds, gift certificates, and sponsored a specific
activity. The Festival is a great opportunity for the donors to show off
their sense of style and fun, and in some cases their merchandise. Many
of the businesses that donated a tree have reported that it brought in
new customers looking for that holiday gift they didn’t get to take home
from the raffle!
This year’s event runs from November 29 through December 15, and there are several ways you can contribute:
- You can donate a tree, personally designed and decorated to express your chosen theme
- You can sponsor a tree, through a monetary contribution that we will
use to decorate a tree in your name with your chosen theme
- You can donate a gift certificate for our special Giving Tree
- You could sponsor one of the Festival of Trees activities, such as
Santa or the popular Horse-Drawn Hay-rides, Christmas PJ Story time,
Kids Holiday Craft days, or one of our themed workshops offered
during the show
Please click here for the Sponsorship Opportunities Form.
Thank you to Bartlett Tree Experts for sponsoring the Festival of Trees.
A wonderful community event!