Monday, 11 December 2017      Home | Membership

Vinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo SliderVinaora Nivo Slider
Pleaching, Pollarding, Coppicing and Practices of Pruning
Thursday 13 April 2017, 10:00am - 04:00pm

 

 

 

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Putnam Building

Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist and owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, MA, will show how a diversity of pruning and training techniques can be used to create impressive structure in the garden. Pruning at different times of the year is key to promoting flowering as well as promoting a particular plant structure. Strong pruning and cutting back can be used not only to control the size of a plant but to enhance its ornamental beauty, promoting vigorous growth and oversized leaves. Warren will highlight a diversity of trees and shrubs that respond dramatically to this quirky pruning. The class will start with a PowerPoint presentation and then move out to the for hands-on demonstration and workday planned to rehabilitate the beech hedge and woody plants in the restored Olmsted Firm Italianate garden.

Bring a bagged lunch and we will picnic together mid-day. 

Free for members
$12 for general admission

Rain Date is April 14

 

signup button

 

 

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.

Make a Donation

2017-2018 Calendar & Courses

2017-2018 Calendar and Courses

Mass Hort Shop

Milkweed small
Botanical Prints
Now on Sale
The Perfect Gift
Visit the Store

Join Mass Hort Today!

Like us on Facebook!

Latest Mass Hort Videos

Gate to Fountain Tour the Manor House
Click to view video

Crush Wine FestCrush Wine Fest Recap
Click to view video

Fountain VideoTour the Elm Bank Event Venue
Click to view video

Amazon Smile

amazon2.jpg
You Shop - Amazon gives to Massachusetts Horticultural Society!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Massachusetts Horticultural Society whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Read the Latest Leaflet

Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu Dec 14 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Thoreau and the Language of Trees
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
Tue Jan 30 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Garden Designs to Bridge Culture and Time: A Garden History Symposium
Thu Feb 22 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Mass Hort's School Garden Conference: Growing for Experience

Friends of Mass Hort Events

No events