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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.

Horticulture Experience at Plimoth Plantation Museum
Tuesday 01 August 2017, 10:30am - 01:00pm


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Plimoth Plantation Museum
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360

Explore the roots of horticulture in Massachusetts with a Mass Hort guided tour of Plimoth Plantation.

The gardens and grounds of Plimoth Plantation bring to life the earliest horticultural practices among the Native Americans of Massachusetts and the earliest group of immigrants known today as Pilgrims. Join us for a tour of the 17th century gardens and landscapes of Plymouth. Together we will explore the garden history and world view, of the two groups who forever defined a what a sense of place means in our shared regional landscape.

Participants will enjoy a guided tour period gardens ranging from Wampanoag fields and landscapes and Colonial raised bed gardens, to Olmsted firm estate era landscapes.

Registration is required

Member Rate - $25.00, Non-member Rate - $35.00
Member Rate with Lunch - $45.00, Non-member Rate with Lunch - $55.00

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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.

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