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Enjoy 12 display gardens, open spaces, canoe launch on the Charles River, picnics, tours and children's programs in the magical Weezie's Children's Garden with your Mass Hort membership.

Over $99 of benefits when you join Mass Hort!

Discounts at over 70 nurseries, gift certificates, reciprocal admissions at botanic gardens across America, discounts on lectures and classes, and much, much more.

Mass Hort's The Gardens at Elm Bank are a special place for families to enjoy the outdoors. Only 15 miles from Boston on Route 16 in Wellesley.


Connect with the growing world around you with a Mass Hort Membership!

Our membership benefits provide many of the things you need to be a successful gardener. Whatever your level of interest, we have something that will improve your skills, enhance your knowledge, or just make you happy as you enjoy the sight of beautiful plants growing or in bloom.

A special benefit: Membership offers many other benefits, but perhaps the best benefit of all is that you’re supporting the educational mission of one of the oldest and most distinguished societies of its kind in the country. Mass Hort exists to advance the art and science of gardening and horticulture. It fulfills that mission through its Elm Bank gardens (free to members), home gardening lecture series (discounted for members) and outreach.

Tickets to the 2014 Boston Flower and Garden Show
Leaflet Magazine
Tickets to the
2019 Boston Flower and Garden Show

Fine Gardening Magazine
Offer effective 2/1/18

FREE entrance to
The Gardens at Elm Bank

Leaflet Magazine
Member e-Magazine

One full year
(12 issues)
  • FREE ticket(s) to the flower show in March
  • Unlimited free admission and parking at our beautiful The Gardens at Elm Bank.
  • Free/discounted admission to gardens and arboreta here at home and across the country with the American Horticultural Society reciprocal program
  • Discounts at at over 70 nurseries and garden centers
  • Fine Gardening Magazine: 6 issues annually
  • Discounts on Mass Hort workshops, classes and many special events, including free seasonal childrens' gardening programs
  • Access the oldest horticultural library holdings in the country
  • Volunteer and work alongside horticulturist while you learn about plants and gardening
  • $25 Weston Nurseries Gift Certificate*   (Redeem at  either the Hopkinton or Chelmsford location) *$50 minimum purchase required
  • $25 Stonegate Garden Gift Certificate*  Lincoln, MA *$50 minimum purchase required


Membership Levels

Individual Membership - $55.00
(includes 1 Free Ticket to 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show and all other membership benefits)

Family Membership - $90.00
(includes 2 Free Tickets to 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show and all other membership benefits)

Supporter Membership - $180.00
(includes 4 Free Tickets to 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show and all other membership benefits)   

NEW as of  3-1-18: AHS RAP Brochure - The 64 page directory lists 300 participating reciprocal gardens by state

NEW as of  3-1-18: The Garden Tourist- book by Jana Milbocker: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast

Cultivator Circle - $1,000.00
includes 4 Free Tickets to 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show and all other membership benefits PLUS one private tour of The Gardens at Elm Bank (reservations please, 617-933-4961), PLUS invitations to preview or exclusive events and advanced registration to events.)

NEW as of  3-1-18: AHS RAP Directory - The 64 page directory lists 300 participating reciprocal gardens by state

NEW as of  3-1-18: The Garden Tourist- book by Jana Milbocker: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast


Join Mass Hort Now!Use our online ordering system
by clicking the Join Now! button

You may also order memberships by phone - 617-933-4963 or by downloading our membership form for mail-in orders.

Here's how we can help you become a better gardener or flower enthusiast. 

Fine Gardening Magazine: read up on what's new in gardening
Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton or Chelmsford, a $25 gift certificate from Weston Nurseries ($25 off your purchase of $50 or more).

Stonegate Gardens in Lincoln, MA. $25 gift certificate (with purchase of $50 or more)

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Support our Green Partners and enjoy discounts at local nurseries and garden centers!

Your membership will also save you money when you are shopping for plants with a 10% discount at over 70 local nurseries and garden centers. Along with smaller, local nurseries in your neighborhood, you can shop at Mahoneys Nurseries, Weston Nurseries, Wilson Farm, Northeast Nursery and many more. To see a complete list of businesses which offer our members a discount, click here.

Inspiration and instruction

A good part of a membership with Mass Hort involves inspiration and instruction. Here is what is in store for you during the year to inspire you to do more in your garden or just enjoy the work of other passionate gardeners.

Tickets to the  Boston Flower and Garden ShowFree Ticket(s) to the Boston Flower & Garden Show with your membership to Mass Hort!

In March, when the winter is still with us, but the hint of Spring is in the air, your membership will provide you with FREE ticket(s) to the Boston Flower & Garden Show. The show is a feast for the senses as you experience the latest in garden and flower design, see what other gardeners are growing and attend lectures on all of the topics of interest to gardeners.

Free entry to the Gardens at Elm Bank
Another source for inspiration is our own Gardens at Elm Bank. Our twelve unique gardens are located on 36 acres of the former Elm Bank Estate. Each garden is designed to help you learn about the plants that thrive in the New England climate. We have the All-American Selections Trial Garden where we test new and unreleased varieties of annuals. The Bressingham Garden is a magnificent four-season display garden designed by world-renowned nurseryman and designer, Adrian Bloom. Our Weezie's Children's Garden contains a series of small spiraling gardens each with its unique theme. The Italianate Garden was designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm and is the site's example of a formal garden. Other gardens include the Goddess Garden, the Welcome Garden, the Jim Crockett Memorial Garden and the Garden to Table Vegetable Garden

Discounted fees and tickets for Mass Hort classes and events
Your membership also includes discounts for entry to the weekly lecture series "Thursdays at the Hort," where you will learn about all things horticultural and gardening. You will also get preferable pricing for our Garden to Table classes and programs and reduced ticket prices for our many events during the year.

Discounted entrance to botanical gardens all over the United States
If your enjoy visiting beautiful gardens throughout New England and as you travel in the United States, a Mass Hort membership is your entrance ticket! Our reciprocal program with the American Horticultural Society provides you with free/discounted admission to nearly 300 gardens and arboreta across the country. 

Borrowing privileges from our world-class horticultural library

Housed at the Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley, the Mass Hort Library is at the heart of Mass Hort. With more than 20,000 items spanning three centuries, including numerous rare editions, the collection of books, periodicals, and illustrations encapsulates the development of American horticulture and the how-to of gardening.

$25 Weston Nurseries
Gift Certificate*
(Redeem at
either the Hopkinton or Chelmsford location)
*$50 minimum purchase required