Mass Hort Opens New Visitors Center at The Gardens at Elm Bank

Welcome to The Gardens at Elm Bank new Visitors Center! The Vistors Center is located in Flora, the Tudor-style shingle and stucco gardener'scottage, which was built by Benjamin Cheney in 1876. It is adjacent to the parking lot. The staff is there to greet garden visitors and provide information about the property and Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Opening for the garden season, May 1- Columbus Day, the gardens are opened Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden admission is $8.00 per adult, children under 12 free. Members enjoy free admission. Memberships may be purchased in the Visitors Center (or online): individuals:  $55 and family:  $90.  Memberships and admissions help support the care and maintenance of The Gardens at Elm Bank and Mass Hort's educational mission.

All parking is in the two main parking lots opposite the Visitors Center. We have established new traffic and walking patterns.  

Also, Flora has a new members lounge so you can relax before or after your garden visit. Thank you to donations by Diane Valle, Susan Mooney, and Needham Bank and many others for their help with making our new Visitors Center a reality.


Art Gallery Opens in Flora Visitors Center

The Flora Visitors Center Art Gallery is currently featuring watercolors by Wellesley artist Yale Nicolls. Yale Nicolls is a watercolorist who has participated in many juried shows throughout New England. She is a board member and past president of Wellesley Society of Artists, and is a member of the Rhode Island and New England Water Color Societies. Enjoy her beautiful paintings of flowers in this show- many were painted from The Gardens at Elm Bank.