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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.

2016-2017 Calendar & Courses


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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Fri Dec 02 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Wed Dec 07 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Fri Dec 09 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Sun Dec 11 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Festival of Trees and Snow Village
Wed Dec 21 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Winter Solstice Walk
Mon Jan 09 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Introduction to Vectorworks: UMass Stockbridge School Credited Course
Thu Jan 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Introduction to Fermentation
Tue Jan 17 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
A Gardener's Travels: The Royal National Rose Society's Garden of the Rose
Wed Jan 18 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Designing the Winter Landscape
Tue Jan 24 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Digital Photography: Capturing Botanic Images
Thu Jan 26 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Growing for Container Succulents
Tue Jan 31 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Tour: Wellesley College’s Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses
Thu Feb 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
DIY: Dish Gardens
Tue Feb 14 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Home Garden Remedies: The Good, the Bad, and the What Were You Thinking?
Thu Feb 23 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
School Garden Conference: Beyond Education