Massachusetts Horticultural Society seeks to help people change their lives and communities for the better through growing plants together. MHS disseminates information on horticulture and related sciences through its Library, educational programming, exhibitions and community outreach initiatives. Through these, MHS seeks to engage guests with the importance of plants, gardens and natural landscapes in their lives and help them to become active growers and gardeners themselves. As America’s first established horticultural society, MHS has been practicing horticulture ‘for the public good’ since 1829.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society seeks to help people change their lives and communities for the better through growing plants together. For 194 years, Massachusetts Horticultural Society has had a mission to promote the art and science of horticulture, while staying true to its founding motto, ‘Commune Bonum,’ for the public good.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
The Garden at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Main Phone: 617-933-4900
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
President and Executive Director
Director of Finance and Administration
Director of Development
Director of Garden and Programs
Horticulturist - Conservation & Historic Gardens
Director of Guest Experience and Education, Volunteers
Event Sales & Production Associate
Event Sales Associate
Library & Archives
Botanical Program Assistant
Finley H. Perry, Chair of the Board
Retired, Founder & Owner F.H. Perry Builder
James Hearsum, President and Executive Director
Daniel Roberts Company
Craig Klein, Treasurer
Senior VP, General Counsel, BJ’s Wholesale Club
Owner, Stonegate Gardens
Suzanne B. McCance
William C McConnell IV (Chip) Senior VP Wealth Management Advisor, The McConnell Group
Dr. Barbara Millen
Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Susan S. Mooney
Managing Director, Prio Wealth
Executive Director, Berkshire Botanical Garden
Darrol G. Roberts
Co-Founder, CEO, Hessian Labs, Inc.
Schnee Architects, Inc.
Helen R. Strieder
New England Baptist Hospital
*served until March 2023
Robert (Bob) Smith
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.