Come join Mass Hort at our annual Gardeners' Fair
This year featuring
Boston's oldest working farm on the Boston/Brookline line – buy local! “Tomatoes”
New England Unit of the Herb Society of America
Speciality Herbs for the garden
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Special members' hours: 8:00 -9:00 am
Open to the public: 9:00 am - 3:00pm
Members: Free (with valid membership card)
General Public: $5 per car
Children under 12 receive free admission
Fun for Kids - Food - Garden Tours
The New England Unit of the Herb Society will be leading
Herb Garden Tours
The Wellesley Band will play in Crockett Garden at 1pm
Massachusetts Master Gardeners will be hosting an "Ask a Master Gardener" info booth
and testing garden soil-- bring your samples!
About the Fair
The Gardeners' Fair and Plant Sale at Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank Reservation includes a variety of vendors carrying everything you need to plan, dig, plant, and enjoy your home garden space. We have combined with the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America to form a new partnership for this event.
Allandale Farm: Featuring a wide selection of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants grown right on the farm! Peppers, eggplants, cucumbers and other starter plants will also be available.
The Gardeners' Fair is your opportunity to find rare and unusual perennials, trees and shrubs; ready-to-plant herbs and vegetables; and tomato varieties by the dozens. It's also a chance to hear talks by an expert, find unique garden tools, garden ornaments and accessories as well as other gardening necessities.
The heart of the Gardeners' Fair is the plant societies. New Englanders take their gardens seriously and the most passionate gardeners - whether of the indoor or outdoor persuasion - join a plant society dedicated to the pleasure and pursuit of growing a particular genus. At plant society meetings, plants are swapped, exchanged and bartered. At the Gardeners' Fair, they're sold to discerning visitors who are looking for the great addition to their garden.
What is special about The Gardeners’ Fair?
With every plant society purchase comes a wealth of advice on care and propagation. There will be representatives from the American Begonia Society, American Rhododendron Society, Gesneriad Society and Hosta Society, among others. Many of the local chapters of specialist plant societies will continue to offer their own plant varieties including unusual and popular cultivars that Society Row has provided for more than 75 years.
Vendors from around New England will also be selling anything you can think of to help you plant your dream garden. Click here to see the list of this year's vendors.
The Gardeners’ Fair – Become a 2017 Vendor
Share your plants and garden products with an enthusiastic group of gardeners!
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Gardeners' Fair click here.