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.
Garden Transitions for Fall Workshop :: Adult Education
Bressingham Garden Symposium 2017: Inspiration in Your Landscape :: Adult Education
Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal :: Adult Education
What's Buggin' Me? :: Adult Education
Horticulture Experience at Plimoth Plantation Museum :: Adult Education
Goddesses in the Gardens : An Evening at Elm Bank :: Adult Education
Back to School Gardens! :: Adult Education
A Goddess through Her Seasons: Food and Nutrition to Power an Energized Life :: Adult Education
Hops, Ales and Brewing, Oh My! :: Adult Education
Northeast Region Perennial Plant Symposium :: Adult Education
Baby, It's Cold Outside :: Adult Education
Cold Frame Gardening :: Adult Education
Tour: The Arnold Arboretum :: Adult Education
Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape :: Adult Education
Composting at Home and in School Gardens :: Adult Education
Putting the Garden to Bed :: Adult Education
Herbs from Our Garden :: Adult Education
Garden Inspired Floral Design :: Adult Education
Thoreau and the Language of Trees :: Adult Education
Singing in the Rain :: Adult Education
Integrated Pest Management Course :: Adult Education
House Plant Success :: Adult Education
Ecological Gardening Symposium :: Adult Education
Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece :: Adult Education
Make Your Own Herbal Gifts :: Adult Education
Holiday Hort Gifts :: 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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