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Gardeners' Fair at Elm Bank

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Come join Mass Hort at our annual Gardeners' Fair

This year featuring
Allandale Farm


Boston's oldest working farm on the Boston/Brookline line – buy local! “Tomatoes”


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New England Unit of the Herb Society of America
Speciality Herbs for the garden

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Special Members' Hours: 8:00 -9:00 am
Open to the Public: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Members: Free (with valid membership card)
General Public: $5.00 per car
Children under 12: no charge

Fun for Kids - Food - Garden Tours

The New England Unit of the Herb Society will be leading Herb Garden Tours 

Massachusetts Master Gardeners will be hosting an "Ask a Master Gardener" info booth
and testing garden soil-- bring your samples!

  • Plenty of tomatoes to choose from at the Gardeners' Fair
  • The Gardeners' Fair features music in a beautiful garden setting.
  • Sample what the best local vendors have to offer.
  • The Herb Garden at the Gardens at Elm Bank.
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About the Fair

The Gardeners' Fair and Plant Sale at Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank Reservation includes a variety of vendors carrying everything you need to plan, dig, plant, and enjoy your home garden space. 

Allandale Farm features a wide selection of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants grown right on the farm. Pepper, eggplants, cucumbers and other starter plants will also be available.

The Gardeners’ Fair is your opportunity to find rare and unusual perennials, trees and shrubs; ready-to-plant herbs and vegetables; tomato varieties by the dozens; and also a chance to hear talks by an expert, find unique garden tools, garden ornaments and other gardening accessories.

Plant Society sales are an integral part of the Gardeners’ Fair. New Englanders take their gardens seriously. The most passionate gardeners (whether of the indoor or outdoor persuasion) join a plant society dedicated to the pleasure and pursuit of a particular genus. Plants are swapped, exchanged and bartered at plant society meetings. At the Gardeners’ Fair, they are sold to discerning visitors looking for the great addition to their gardens. The Rhododendron Society, Hosta Society, Cactus and Succulent Society, Daylily Society, and Miniature Plant Society have been well represented in prior years.

Vendors from around New England will be selling anything you can think of to help you plant your dream garden.


2018 Gardeners’ Fair – Become a Vendor
Share your plants and garden products with an enthusiastic group of gardeners!

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.

2018 Calendar & Courses

2018 Masshort Courses

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu Mar 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Vegetable Gardening: Planning, Preparing and Maintaining Your Victory Garden
Tue Apr 03 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Improve Your Watercolor Skills - Morning Course
Tue Apr 03 @12:30PM - 03:30PM
Improve Your Watercolor Skills - Afternoon Course
Thu Apr 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Thu Apr 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Tips for a Great Jump Start on Your Lawn
Sat Apr 21 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Grafting Fruit Trees
Thu May 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Sun May 06 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Early Season Gardening Workshop
Thu May 17 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Greenhouse Growing
Tue May 22 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Landscaping for Watershed Health
Wed May 30 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Spring Landscape Tour
Wed Jun 06 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Hands-On Floral Design
Thu Jun 07 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Bio-control of Lily Leaf Beetles
Tue Jun 12 @ 1:00PM - 04:30PM
Eco Printing: Fiber art workshop
Tue Jun 26 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Explore the Teaching Herb Garden
Wed Jul 11 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
The Art of Planting Design
Wed Jul 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Summer Stroll: Garden tour
Sun Jul 22 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
What's Buggin' Me?
Sat Aug 04 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Fall Planting Workshop
Thu Aug 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
A Summer Stroll: Garden Tour
Sun Aug 12 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meditations in Ink with Bruce Iverson