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.
A Global Herbaria: Collecting Plants Across the Ages and the Continents :: Adult Education
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening :: Adult Education
Meditations In Ink: Introduction to Asian Brush Painting :: Adult Education
Houseplant Success :: Adult Education
Introduction to Permaculture Design :: Adult Education
Cultivating Community in School Gardens :: Adult Education
The Adventurous Gardener :: Adult Education
Classic Design for Contemporary Gardens :: Adult Education
The History of Botanical Art :: Adult Education
Herbal Medicine & Magic: Sorting Fact from Fancy :: Adult Education
Planning Your Vegetable Garden with Susan Hammond :: Adult Education
Tree Care 101: Essentials to Keep Your Landscape Trees Healthy :: Adult Education
Seed Starting Lecture with Gretel Anspach :: Adult Education
Seed Starting, Hands On Workshop :: Adult Education
Organic Lawn Care with Bruce Wenning :: Adult Education
Earth Day Celebration and Garden Clean Up :: Adult Education
Gardening for Bees: Their flowers and nests in your homescape :: Adult Education
Sunday with Seed to Table :: Seed to Table Events
Seed of Renewal: Indigenous Agricultural and Culinary Revitalization in the far northeast :: Adult Education
Daylilies and Perennial Transplanting :: Adult Education
Botanical Art for Beginners :: Adult Education
Landscape Plants Credited Course :: Adult Education
Roses :: Adult Education
Jazzing Up the Garden with Color, Contrast and Movement :: Adult Education
Hands-On Floral Design :: Adult Education
Early Summer Plant Walk: Wild, Weedy and Wonderful Herbs! :: Adult Education
The Ergonomics of Gardening - Cancelled :: Adult Education
Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal :: Adult Education
Pest Management for Gardeners :: Adult Education
Strawberry Bed Rejuvenation and Perennial Food Crop Care :: Adult Education
Composting Basics :: Adult Education
The Saplings Club at Elm Bank :: Programs for Kids
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.
Founded 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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