10am-7pm, last entry at 5:30pm
10am-5pm, last entry at 4:15pm
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The Garden at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
$10.00 for Adults
Free for Kids 12 years and younger
Free for MHS Members
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Tad, Tad, and Tad
Snip, Snip Chip
Hi-Ho! Banjo Band
Ginger + Fred
Herman + Horace
Miles + Kilo
Starting Memorial Day Weekend, Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MHS) is hosting Ribbit the Exhibit II at the Garden at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA. Eighteen human-size copper frog statues by artist Andy Cobb will be on display throughout the Garden through Labor Day.
This Memorial Day Weekend, Ribbit the Exhibit II will launch at the Garden with 18 new, whimsical frog statues. These Ribbit the Exhibit frogs will be exploring all corners of the Garden, in vignettes that help bring the frogs to life. The Croakettes, Herman + Horace, Nellie, Snip-Snip Chip and more will be joining two frogs from the first Ribbit the Exhibit who have since made their home in the Garden at Elm Bank, thanks to support from generous donors. MHS Director of Garden and Programs Karen Daubmann has had “fun getting to know these frogs and all their varied personalities. It’s quite an adventure to have these frog friends here for the summer. She “hopes that you come to seek them out and enjoy their habitats.”
In 2021, MHS held Ribbit the Exhibit for six months during the summer season. The whimsical frogs brought joy and wonder to the Garden and its guests, which over 10,000 guests experienced. Some visitors came to the Gardens not knowing anything about Ribbit, then laughed and smiled at the surprise from seeing these whimsical frogs situated throughout the Gardens. Others heard of the news from social media and couldn’t wait to see their favorite frogs in person.
By the end of the 2021 season, we couldn’t stand to see all of the Ribbit the Exhibit frogs leave. Thanks to donations from many generous supporters, we kept Cora, who has helped water the plants of our Native Plant Garden, and Freddie, a butterfly enthusiast who has continued to enjoy his home in the pollinator garden in Weezie’s Garden for Children.
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.