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Running for Mass Hort - Boston Marathoner plans to raise money for the Society

Peter Isberg Marathon RunnerOn Patriots Day in April, Massachusetts Horticultural Society will have a new reason to cheer on the runners as they pass through Wellesley. For the first time, Mass Hort has been chosen as a Boston Marathon Charity, and we will be represented by runner Peter Isberg. Peter has pledged to raise $4,000 for the Society.

Peter Isberg has set up a website through Crowd Rise to support his fundraising efforts and invites our friends to visit and donate to his effort on behalf of the Society.

Read the full story here.

This Old House segment features the Italiante Garden

This Old House videoed at Mass Hort’s Italianate Garden this summer for the segment on the Italianate-Victorian House rehab in Arlington, MA.

The Arlington Project premieres on This Old House on PBS stations between January 2 and January 5, 2014. Check local listings for show times in your area.

Our Italianate Garden is on the sneak peak preview at the end of the video.

See the video here!

Natick Girl Scouts plant daffodils for Marathon Daffodils Project

Fantastic team effort today from the Natick Girl Scouts (Sat., 11/2) on the Boston Marathon Daffodils Project.  Over 120 girls participated plus wonderful parent volunteers who kept the girls safe at busy intersections and mentored them in the art of planting bulbs.  Much credit should go to Tracy Sivak (The Scout Organizer) and Art Goodhind (Natick Land Facilities and Natural Resources Director) both of whom served as co-leaders of the project.  Not to mention several members of the DPW staff, Rodney Spinazola and others who helped deploy and pick up cones, bulbs, tools, etc.)  I was privileged to work with the group up at Honey Dew Donuts Mini-Mall, and across the street at O'Keefe and Gale (Attorneys).  Many others worked at the Natick Common and other locations along Rte 135.  This is only a sampling of photos from that location.  There will be many more.  Thanks again for this remarkable effort.  Just think of how beautiful it will be next April and how it honors the many heroes and victims of last year's tragedy.  Natick is truly the Home of Champions and these young people are among them.

'Downton Abbey' Party Raises $20,000 for Mass Hort Garden to Table program


The "Downton Abbey" fundraiser for the Garden to Table program  held at Elm Bank was a huge success and was covered extensively in the press. Here are stories about the event.

“Downton Abbey” Party Raises $20,000 for Mass Hort Garden to Table program (Wicked Local)

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Historic Fundraiser (The Boston Globe)

Some deets on Boston Fashion Week (The Boston Globe)

Downton Abbey-inspired Garden Party Fundraiser (Wellesley Patch)

To see photos of the event, click here.

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.

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