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Thursday Night at the Hort

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In this annual lecture series, a different expert each week will offer a presentation sure to please the armchair gardener to the Master Gardener. Topics range across the horticultural spectrum from soil to seeds to gardens and everything associated with them.

Organically Treating for Garden Pests: Integrated Pest Management

 

When: Thursday August 10, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

This outdoor workshop will review the common practices used for identifying insect and disease problems on common garden plants with suggested IPM and organic controls. Instructor, Bruce Wenning, will focus will be on insect pests. We will search for pests and pest damage in the garden.  

Bruce Wenning is the horticulturist at The Country Club, Brookline, and has been have been serving on the Board of Directors for the Ecological Landscaping Alliance since 2003. He specializes in plant pest diagnostics, insect taxonomy and iecological landscaping consultation.

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

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Cold Frame Gardening

When: Thursday September 14, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Cold frames and hoop houses are great season extenders, allowing vegetables to be planted 2-4 weeks earlier than unprotected plants. They also play a key role in the transition of seedlings of all kinds from the sheltered windowsill/greenhouse environment to the outdoors. Gretel Anspach will show you how, where and when to use these interesting tools in your own garden.

Gretel Anspach is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon. Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last eight years. Gretel considers her gardening interests to be eclectic, which is to say she know a little about a lot of different areas, but not too much about any one thing in particular.

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

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Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape

Karin Stanley, Spiral Trilogy–Spiralsphere, Triasphere, Squaresphere

When: Thursday September 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Gathering inspirations from her love of poetry art and sculpture from her travels and musings in Ancient Ireland, Scotland and other countries in creating meditative spaces, areas for serenity, healing, reflection, dynamic impact, drama, humor or allegory. Karin Stanley's background as an artist/sculptor and garden designer and a graduate of the Radcliffe landscape design and history program- shares some of her process and practical ideas and advice on how to use sculpture and artistic enhancements that will help inspire a deeper vision and impact for your own garden, community or public project

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

copyright 2017 KMStanley

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Putting the Garden to Bed

When: Thursday September 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Join Garden Lecturer, Suzanne Mahler, for a presentation covering fall gardening activities including transplanting, lawn care, bulbs, preparing new gardens, and tips for preparing gardens for winter weather.

Members: $12
General Admission: $20

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For more information

Contact: Katie Folts, Education Coordinator, 617-933-4973, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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 Aug 10 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Organically Treating for Garden Pests: Integrated Pest Management
Thu Aug 17 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Goddesses in the Gardens : An Evening at Elm Bank
Sun Aug 20 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Back to School Gardens!
Sat Aug 26 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Hops, Ales and Brewing, Oh My!
Fri Sep 08 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Northeast Region Perennial Plant Symposium
Sun Sep 10 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Thu Sep 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Landscaping and Planting Design
Thu Sep 14 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Cold Frame Gardening
Tue Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tour: The Arnold Arboretum
Thu Sep 21 @ 7:00AM - 08:30PM
Art & Spirit in the Garden: Incorporating Sculpture into Your Outdoor Landscape
Sun Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Composting at Home and in School Gardens
Thu Sep 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Putting the Garden to Bed