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Jim Crockett Memorial Garden

A fine addition to the Elm Bank Horticultural Center, the Jim Crockett Memorial Garden was dedicated in a formal ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2005. Crockett, the famed first host of WGBH’s The Victory Garden and author of myriad books, fostered a true love of gardening with his “learn as you grow” approach. The garden features poppies from the Victory Garden’s Oriental Poppy colony and UMASS-Amherst Professor Thomas Boyles’ new cultivar variety Boltonia asteroides,‘ Jim Crockett’ , which has small mauve daisy-shaped blooms and blue-green foliage. The hardscape is incorporated into a creative landscape design, and includes granite memorial benches with unique tributes and herringbone brick pathways.

Volunteering in the Jim Crockett Memorial Garden

If you would like to volunteer in this garden please visit the Gardening Volunteer Schedule

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.

2017 Calendar & Courses

2017 Calendar and Courses

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Mon Apr 03 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Sat Apr 08 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Tue Apr 11 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Plants go to War
Thu Apr 13 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pleaching, Pollarding, Coppicing and Practices of Pruning
Tue Apr 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Thu Apr 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Preparing Your Soil
Sat Apr 22 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Seed Starting Workshop
Tue Apr 25 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Bees in Springtime
Thu Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Preparing the Garden for Spring and Summer
Tue Jul 18 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Permaculture Design
Thu Sep 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design

Friends of Mass Hort Events

Thu Apr 06 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
2017 Master Gardener Training Course