Our 36-acre property features both traditional and modern gardening styles. The Gardens at Elm Bank serve as inspiration for your home garden, a place to relax in the natural world, and a backdrop for time spent with family and friends. The display of different plants, flowers and trees provide a beautiful setting for gatherings, walks, picnics, and more. The buildings, grounds and gardens of Elm Bank are accessible with paved and crushed-stone paths.
Picnics are allowed on site, we offer picnic tables and benches through out the gardens as well as bistro seating in the Jim Crockett Memorial Garden. We ask you pack out your trash as receptacles are currently unavailable. Restrooms and a bottle fill station are available onsite until 5:30pm.
Parking lots are available onsite, Parking is Free.
For the enjoyment of others and the protection of the garden, we thank you for following these simple guidelines: Recreational games (such as soccer, frisbee and kites) as well as bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, scooters and roller blades, etc are not allowed in the garden.
For the health of the garden, we do not allow dogs.
The Gardens at Elm Bank are located on the Elm Bank Reservation at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley, MA 02482. The public reservation, roads, and trails are managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please see their website for more information.
As a member of the American Horticultural Society, Massachusetts Horticultural Society accepts reciprocal memberships from gardens across the county. Find out if your membership is part of the reciprocal admission program. We do NOT accept reciprocal memberships from the gardens listed below because they are located within 90 miles of The Gardens at Elm Bank.*
90-MILE EXCLUSION APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING GARDENS:
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University – Boston, MA
Tower Hill Botanic Garden – Boylston, MA
The Wakefield Estate & Arboretum – Milton, MA
Heritage Museums & Gardens – Sandwich, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens – Falmouth, MA
Native Plant Trust – Framingham, MA
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum – Bristol, RI
Mount Hope Farm – Bristol, RI
Green Animals Topiary Garden – Portsmouth, RI
We welcome visitors to join MHS and enjoy the many benefits of Membership or pay the admission fee and enjoy our gardens.
*From American Horticultural Society’s website: The 90-mile exclusion allows gardens to exclude members of other gardens within 90 miles of them from receiving their reciprocal benefit(s).
7 Days a Week
Last entry at 5:30pm
Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.