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.
Goddesses in the Gardens
An Evening at Elm Bank
Thursday, August 17, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Join us in the gardens for an evening of music, harvest tastings, kid’s activities and garden tours.
Bring a picnic and friends and enjoy an evening surrounded by our beautiful gardens. Kids can discover our newly renovated Weezie’s Garden for Children and everyone can try something fresh from our Seed to Table vegetable garden. Wine, beer and other beverages will be sold. Fun for the whole family!
Plus, the U.S. Postal Service will pay tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators with the introduction of its new stamps – The Protect Pollinators Forever stamps - at a special ceremony at 7 pm. Learn more about the Protect Pollinators Forever Stamps here.
Thanks to our sponsors, Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation and Weston Nurseries, this event is FREE to all!
Live music by: What's Goin' On - R&B, Soul, Blues, and Jazz
Featuring vocalist Nicole Webster
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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