2014 Massachusetts Horticultural Society Dog Policy

The health, safety, and enjoyment of our visitors, volunteers, children, and staff are a major goal of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, as well as the protection of the horticultural quality of our collections. Our mission is to help people enjoy plants and the natural world.

The Board of Trustees invites all dog walkers to use the DCR Reservation  trails, fields, and woodlands and follow the leash and disposal of waste regulations that are posted.  (152 acres)

Mass Hort 2014 Dog Policy:

Beginning May 19, 2014, Mass Hort will prohibit dogs in certain areas of its property, including the upper campus and the Gardens at Elm Bank.  The Trustees request that you observe and honor the “no dog zone” indicated by the sign on Mass Hort’s  property : No Dogs Beyond This Point (approximately 30 acres)

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Board of Trustees, Massachusetts Horticultural Society


  The Blue Line encloses Mass Hort's property. The Red Line marks the "No Dog Zone." 
Dogs on leashes are welcome between the Blue and Red Lines.

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