Mass Hort is involved with the Boston Marathon in two ways this year. Thanks to Peter Isberg, donations have been made to the Society in support of his run in this year's event. Mass Hort is also part of the effort to grow daffodils along the marathon route. Marathon Daffodils were planted in Wellesley and Natick with Mass Hort's volunteer support.
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|Peter Isberg is running for Mass Hort Society! Please donate to his run. All proceeds help Mass Hort and the Gardens at Elm Bank.||Please encourage the Boston Marathon runners on Patriots Day, April 21st while enjoying over 100,000 daffodils planted along the route to celebrate the Boston Marathon.|
BOSTON, MA. March 12, 2014 The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit “Eden on the Charles” at the Boston Flower & Garden Show received the Allen C. Haskell Award, The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts Emily Seaber Parcher Award, and the Ecological Landscape Association Environmental Vision Award and the Massachusetts Agriculture Ribbon.
The Boston Flower & Garden Show theme, Romance in the Garden is illustrated in Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit, Eden on the Charles, which highlights two love stories that took place at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank Estate in Dover, MA. The exhibit’s design depicts the courtship of Ray and Betty Frost canoeing down the Charles River at Elm Bank.
Thank you to the design team, led by Suzanne Higham, and including Heather Heimarck, Julia Esteves, Piera Sassaroli, Jeff Dube and Bill Cuddy and Mass Hort staff David Fiske, Charlie Harris, and Clark Bryan for a job well done!
Mass Hort's role and exhibit at the Boston Flower & Garden Show is featured in this article by Carol Stocker of the Boston Globe.
On the episode "Quest for a Dry Basement" Roger Cook meets landscape architect Marion Pressley at Elm Bank, the estate that is the headquarters of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, to see the Italianate Garden that she recently restored here. The episode was filmed last summer when the garden was in its full glory. The segment featuring the Italianate Garden begins on Segment 5, 15 minutes into the video. View the video here.
Support for this segment with the help of: Bartlett Tree Experts, Hartney Greymont, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and Pressley Associates Landscape Architects.