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The Gardens at Elm Bank

Tuesday through Sunday April 25 to November 15

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

Youth photography competition deadline: February 1, 2020 – more

For complete information on the Flower Show, click here

Workshop – How to Exhibit in a Flower Show – and enjoy it

If you are thinking about entering a floral arrangement at the Boston Flower Show, but not sure where to begin – we can help. Join us for a Saturday morning and learn how to be a successful exhibitor, and have fun doing it.

Saturday, February 15, 10:30 am – noon.

For more information, and to register, click here

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 Horticultual Society.

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Classes and Events

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.

Weddings & Private Functions

We look forward to working with you and introducing you to a venue unlike anywhere you have been before!

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