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The Gardens at Elm Bank

Tuesday through Sunday May 2 to October 9

March 11 – 15, 2020
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

For complete information on the Flower Show, click here

Opening Day – The Gardens at Elm Bank

May 2, 2020

James Hearsum Joins Massachusetts Horticultural Society as
President and Executive Director

Effective January 14, 2020, James Hearsum joins Massachusetts Horticultural Society as President and Executive Director.

James Hearsum has been the Executive Director of the St. Andrews Botanic Garden in Scotland since 2014. With a core focus on horticultural excellence, he was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s guest experience, outreach, and educational programs. He brought new ideas to St. Andrews and helped the organization reach new audiences.

Prior to St. Andrews, Hearsum was Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan. 

Hearsum brings extensive horticultural experience and high-energy leadership to Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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Imagining the Future

In 2017 Mass Hort embarked on a Master Planning process to help focus our programs and gardens for the next twelve years to our 200th anniversary.

Kyle Zick, Landscape Architect and his team of consultants are leading the research and planning of our Bicentenary Master Plan. We have heard from many members, neighbors, and constituencies.

Please get involved! Your participations and/or financial support will help move Mass Hort forward in the 21st Century. To learn more, call 617-933-4955 or click below.

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