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Youth Education and Outreach at Mass Hort includes:Weezie's Garden Big Red Chair

The Garden Classroom: Ecological and environmental curriculum-based field trips to the Gardens at Elm Bank for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Weezie's Garden: This whimsical garden is designed as a natural playground which consists of a series of small spiraling gardens, each with its own theme and way of engaging the senses.

Daily Children’s Programs: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30-11 a.m. These daily children’s programs are free, drop-in programs hosted in Weezie’s Garden with our youth educators who help children explore the garden through the season.

Weezie's Garden Story Hour: Enjoy stories, songs and games in the Children’s Garden. Readers from Dover Town Library will bring their Super-Awesome Fun Time to Mass Hort, Wednesdays June through August, 10:30 am.

Family Discovery Guide: Download here for a fun exploration of The Gardens at Elm Bank.

Plantmobile: A traveling plant science program that brings workshops to your classrooms, we provide hands-on educational programs for students in pre-K to grade 8. (read more)

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded 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.

2016 Calendar & Courses


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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Fri Aug 26 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Forests for Monarchs
Sun Aug 28 @12:00AM
Sunday with Seed to Table
Thu Sep 08 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Not Your Grandmother's Hostas
Sun Sep 11 @10:00AM - 10:30AM
Sunday with Seed to Table
Wed Sep 14 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meditations in Ink with Bruce Iverson
Thu Sep 15 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Pruning Woody Plants
Sun Sep 18 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
On-Site Composting at School and in the Garden
Tue Sep 20 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery
Wed Sep 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Botany for the Home Gardener
Fri Sep 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Northeast Region Perennial Plant Association Symposium
Wed Sep 28 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Floral Design for Beginners
Wed Oct 26 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Floral Design for Beginners