The Gardens at Elm Bank will reopen on April 1. Check out our year-round classes and events!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gardens at Elm Bank & Planning your Visit

Are The Gardens at Elm Bank wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the grounds, buildings, and gardens are all wheelchair accessible.

What time of year are you open?

Our open season is April-October, with events and programs year round. Stay updated with what’s going on through our Facebook, newsletter, and our calendar!

What are the hours of operation of The Gardens at Elm Bank?

During our open season, The Gardens are open 7 days a week from 10am-7pm, and you must enter by 5:30pm. Some days we close early for private events, you can see a full list of early closing days here.

Is there an entrance fee for the Gardens at Elm Bank?

Admission is $10 for adults, free for children under 12 years old. Members get in free. Learn more here.

Are there restroom facilities at The Gardens at Elm Bank?

Yes, there are! There are men's, women's, and a gender-neutral bathroom. They are located in the Education Building.

Are dogs allowed in The Gardens?

We do not allow pets in The Gardens.

I am a professional photographer, how do I schedule a photography session at The Gardens at Elm Bank?

You must schedule a session in order to take professional photos in The Gardens. To find out more information, please visit this page

How many different gardens are there?

We have 13 different landscaped gardens. You can find out more information about each individual garden here.

How do I get to The Gardens at Elm Bank?

We are located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. You can get directions here

Can I schedule a private garden tour?

Yes! To find out more information and schedule a tour, fill out the form on this page.

Education & Events

Where can I see upcoming classes and events?

You can find all of our upcoming classes & events here.

What programs do you offer for families and children?

You can see all of our exciting youth programs here.

I am interested in volunteering as an individual or small group. How do I sign up?
To find out more information about volunteering and to sign up, click here.
I am interested in a corporate or company volunteer program. How do I sign up?

To find out more information about corporate volunteering and to sign up, click here.

Membership & Donations

How do I know when my membership expires?

Memberships expire one (1) year after purchase. Your membership expiration date is listed on your membership card.

How do I renew my membership?
You can fill out our Membership Renewal form here. If you would like to renew by mail, you can mail a check payable to Massachusetts Horticultural Society and sent to Massachusetts Horticultural Society 900 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482.
How can I donate?

There are many ways to support MHS! You can donate with a credit or debit card here, or you can mail a check payable to Massachusetts Horticultural Society and sent to Massachusetts Horticultural Society 900 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482. For more information on additional honor and memorial giving opportunities, please contact Elaine Lawrence, Director of Development, at 617-933-4945 or elawrence@masshort.org. Thank you for your donation!

What are the membership levels?

You can see all of our membership levels, benefits, and cost here

I lost my membership card, how do I get a new one?

You can request a new membership card by calling our Membership Associate at 617-933-4961.

Weddings & Private Events

I am interested in booking a wedding or private event at The Gardens at Elm Bank. Who do I contact?

Please fill out this form with the details of your event and someone will be in touch shortly. You can find out more information about weddings and private events here

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