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Join us in our Master Plan Initiative

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Envisioning the future of Mass Hort

Almost everything you see today on the grounds of Mass Hort is the realization of the Master Plan we laid out in 1998: The restoration of the Hunnewell and Putnam Buildings and the Education Center, the preservation of the Olmstead Italianate Garden and two historic cottages, and 16 acres of gardens exhibiting an array of cultivated flowers, herbs, and vegetables. After 20 years, Mass Hort is now settled into its home at Elm Bank on the Wellesley-Dover line, and we are poised to develop a truly spectacular public garden and open-space destination in the heart of the Western Suburbs—only 13 miles from Boston Common. Now is the time to lay out a new Master Plan that will take us to our 200th anniversary in 2029.

Help us plan for the next generation

The Board and Executive staff are united in our aspiration to position Mass Hort as a world class garden tourism destination that demonstrates the science and practice of horticulture for the 21st century. We need you to help shape our vision to establish a signature destination garden that displays the highest level of horticultural excellence, and to continue to offer powerful public education programs about contemporary issues of health, sustainability, and stewardship of our natural world. Our goal is to engage the broadest possible audience to share these experiences, so we invite you to Get Involved.

 

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Learn more:

Case for the Master Plan

Masshort Today, 2017

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Thank you for a wonderful festival and fundraiser! See you next year!

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Festival of Trees and Snow Village features trains winding through holiday villages, Santa visits,
horse-drawn wagon rides, and music weekends, and much more. Free parking.

 

Check out the 2015 Festival of Trees

2017 Garden Party Honorary Committee

Honorary Committee Chairs

Lisa Abeles, Co-chair

Representing architecture

Stephanie Chlan, Co-chair

Representing interior design

Dan Gordon, Co-chair

Representing landscape design

Suzanne McCance, Co-chair

Representing gardening


Honorary Committee Members

Mark Ahronian

Katie Barrack

Diane Bullock

Joseph and Carolyn Campanelli

William Elinoff  A.S.I.D.

Jim Freeborn

Matthew Gramer

Jonathan Henke

Sandra Hoderlein

Allison Iantosca

Penni Jenkins

Valarie J. Kinkade

Heidi Kost Gross

Bob Marzilli

Joan Minklei

Caroline Nijenberg

Lisa Pattinson

Kathleen Powers

Todd Skulsky

Jack Sullivan

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Year-end Appeal

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Dear Friends,

Many thanks to you for making this past year so special for Mass Hort!  We celebrated our 20th year at Elm Bank and are delighted that the gardens look more magnificent than ever. So much of our success stems from your support. Here are some accomplishments of which we can all be proud:

  • Plantmobile:  Our traveling plant science program touched the lives of 25% more children this year, reaching 4,600 kids all across the state. Next year we’ll do more, with additional educators and new program offerings.  
  • Giving to Those in Need:  More than two tons of fruits and vegetables were harvested from our Seed to Table garden and donated to a local food pantry. This garden hosts weekly workshops to help homeowners grow their own food.
  • Education:  Our educational programs reached more than 3,000 people in 2016. We increased hands-on offerings, in-garden workshops, and successfully collaborated with UMass Stockbridge to offer college-credit courses.
  • Weezie’s Garden for Children:  Our two-year restoration is complete! Weezie’s provides the perfect place to explore an enchanted fairy garden, observe butterflies in our pollinator plantings, and take part in fun educational activities for children. Our enhanced water features and added spaces allow kids to enjoy hours of discovery in this expanded garden.

But we have so much more to do!  2017 holds amazing possibilities including the creation of a Master Plan to focus on restoration of the Manor House. And we are excited to raise awareness of what our public garden offers to the community; a place to relax, to learn, and to develop appreciation for the natural world.

Please be a part of our future success by making your donation today!

 

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P.S. Your tax-deductible gift may be made by clicking on the DONATE NOW button above, sending your check to Mass Hort, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482, or by calling 617-933-4945. Thank you!

 

 

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Mass Hort Classes & Events

Thu Jun 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Pruning the Early Bloomers
Fri Jun 30 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Free Fun Friday at Mass Hort
Sun Jul 09 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Strawberry Bed Rejuvenation Workshop
Tue Jul 11 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
The First Honey Harvest
Wed Jul 12 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal
Tue Jul 18 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Permaculture Design
Sun Jul 23 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Planting for Hummingbirds
Sun Jul 23 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Garden Transitions for Fall Workshop
Tue Jul 25 @12:00PM - 05:00PM
Bressingham Garden Symposium 2017: Inspiration in Your Landscape
Thu Jul 27 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Evening at Elm Bank: Third Annual Arts on the Green
Sun Jul 30 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
What's Buggin' Me?
Tue Aug 01 @10:30AM - 01:00PM
Horticulture Experience at Plimoth Plantation Museum
Thu Sep 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Thu Sep 21 @ 7:00AM - 08:30PM
Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape

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