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.
Sunday with Seed to Table :: Seed to Table Events
The Saplings Club at Elm Bank :: Programs for Kids
Essential Seed Saving for the Educator and Home Gardener :: Adult Education
Eye Candy: A hands-on approach to growing your own nutrition :: Seed to Table Events
Back to School Gardens! :: Adult Education
Forests for Monarchs :: Adult Education
Not Your Grandmother's Hostas :: Adult Education
Meditations in Ink with Bruce Iverson :: Adult Education
Pruning Woody Plants :: Adult Education
On-Site Composting at School and in the Garden :: Adult Education
Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery :: Adult Education
Botany for the Home Gardener :: Adult Education
Northeast Region Perennial Plant Symposium :: Adult Education
Floral Design for Beginners :: Adult Education
Class Cancelled: Young Tree Care: Proper Planting and Pruning :: Adult Education
Book Signing & Sampling: Kathy Gunst's Soup Swap :: Adult Education
Bartlett's Web-Based Tree Inventory and Management Plan :: Adult Education
Overwintering Your Bees :: Adult Education
Herbal Cocktails :: Adult Education
Looking Ahead to Winter with David Epstein :: Adult Education
Herbs for the Holidays: the Science of Stuffing and Beyond :: Adult Education
Introduction to Mushroom Culture :: Adult Education
Apples of New England :: Adult Education
The Festive Table :: Adult Education
Giving Tuesday: Bulb Planting :: Adult Education
Winter Solstice Walk :: Adult Education
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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