In effort to serve Mass Hort’s mission to develop the public’s understanding of plants and the environment, we host classes throughout the year for all interest levels.
We offer hands-on workshops as well as lectures, classes for vegetable growers, potted ornamental enthusiasts, and home-owners looking to boost their curb appeal. We have everything from botanical art workshops and book signings to floral design courses and composting classes.
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
This hands-on workshop, led by Master Gardener Gretel Anspach and Mass Hort Seed to Table Educator Hannah Traggis, will have you starting your own seeds to take home for your garden. You will also learn through a series of demonstrations, the proper care and handling of a variety of young seedlings. You will also get to practice transplanting them from one size pot to the next to promote the sturdiest and healthiest seedlings! This workshop is a fun followup to the Thursday April 14th Seed Starting Lecture, but the lecture is not required for attending the workshop.
Seeds and materials will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own selection of seeds to plant!
We highly encourage teachers and school garden volunteers to attend both the lecture and this hands-on workshop to learn this invaluable skill. Seed related curriculum will also be provided to use in your school garden.
This workshop is highly applicable for School Gardens and garden educators.
$25 members/$35 non-members
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Adult Education: We offer lectures, hands-on workshops, and art and design classes. Programs are offered to novice levels through professional. Look here for a listing of upcoming classes!
Thursday Night at the Hort: Our weekly lecture series brings a horticultural expert to our site nearly every Thursday night. We feature topics from growing your own food and boosting your home’s curb appeal to growing in small places and using ecologically-sound growing methods.
Seed to Table: Start with a seed, end with a meal. The Seed to Table program provides education and hands-on experience growing and using food and beverage plants. Programs for Kids: Mass Hort welcomes gardeners of all ages! Visit our Programs for Kids page to learn more about our award-winning Children’s Garden and our youth programs such as a daily summer children’s hour!
Programs for Schools: Mass Hort is excited to come to your community and bring plant science workshops to your school. We also host field trips for students and offer teacher workshops through our School Garden Initiative. Learn about all of these efforts on our Programs for Schools page.
Library: Mass Hort is home to one of the largest and oldest horticultural libraries in the country. Our 20,000-volume library is located at our headquarters in Wellesley. Click here to find more information and library hours.
Founded 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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