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Education & Classes

 

In effort to serve Mass Hort’s mission to develop the public’s understanding of plants and the environment, we host classes throughout the year for all interest levels.

We offer hands-on workshops as well as lectures, classes for vegetable growers, potted ornamental enthusiasts, and home-owners looking to boost their curb appeal. We have everything from botanical art workshops and book signings to floral design courses and composting classes.

Strawberry Bed Rejuvenation and Perennial Food Crop Care
Sunday 17 July 2016, 10:00am - 11:30am

Where:
Seed to Table Vegetable Garden
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Old strawberry bed not as productive as you'd like? Always wanted a strawberry bed but don't know where to begin? Visit Hannah Traggis in the Seed to Table vegetable garden on Sunday, July 17th 10-11:30 am. You will learn how create new or rejuvenate old strawberry beds and a simple technique to propagate new plants from old ones! Basic strawberry plant health and care will be discussed and you will get to practice your new technique and take a few plants home for your own garden! 

We will also discuss perennial food plants and their general maintenance and care if time allows. As always, workshops are participant driven, so please come with questions! 

This program will run for 1.5 hrs and is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Be prepared to get your hands in the dirt, and go home armed with the fortitude to tackle that strawberry bed or establish a new one! 

This program is part of the summer-long workshop series from the Seed to Table Program, see you in the Gardens at Elm Bank!

 

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Adult Education: We offer lectures, hands-on workshops, and art and design classes. Programs are offered to novice levels through professional. Look here for a listing of upcoming classes!

Thursday Night at the Hort: Our weekly lecture series brings a horticultural expert to our site nearly every Thursday night. We feature topics from growing your own food and boosting your home’s curb appeal to growing in small places and using ecologically-sound growing methods.

Seed to Table: Start with a seed, end with a meal. The Seed to Table program provides education and hands-on experience growing and using food and beverage plants.

Programs for Kids: Mass Hort welcomes gardeners of all ages! Visit our Programs for Kids page to learn more about our award-winning Children’s Garden and our youth programs such as a daily summer children’s hour!

Programs for Schools: Mass Hort is excited to come to your community and bring plant science workshops to your school. We also host field trips for students and offer teacher workshops through our School Garden Initiative. Learn about all of these efforts on our Programs for Schools page.

Library: Mass Hort is home to one of the largest and oldest horticultural libraries in the country. Our 20,000-volume library is located at our headquarters in Wellesley. Click here to find more information and library hours.

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

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.

2017-2018 Calendar & Courses

2017-2018 Calendar and Courses

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Sat Dec 02 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Make Your Own Herbal Gifts
Sat Dec 02 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Holiday Hort Gifts
Tue Jan 09 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Tour: Harvard's Glass Flower Collection
Tue Jan 16 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Botany for the Home Gardener
Wed Jan 17 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Designing the Winter Landscape
Thu Jan 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Grow Your Own Succulent Container
Sat Jan 20 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Greenhouse Growing and Maintenance
Wed Jan 24 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Digital Photography: Capturing Botanic Images
Thu Jan 25 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design