May 30, 2019

April Showers and Many Volunteers Bring May Flowers

By Amy Rodrigues,
Mass Hort Volunteer Engagement Manager

Volunteers from MathWorks worked in the Italianate Garden to transplant 3,000 plants in just 3 hours!

Mass Hort was fortunate to welcome many volunteers from corporate and other groups who helped get the gardens ready for the visitor season in May.

MathWorks sent 125 volunteers over three days as part of their volunteer challenge this month. They planted thousands of plants in the Italianate, Trial and Vegetable gardens and helped us beautify the gardens just in time for our first weddings and events of the season. We also welcomed groups from Nasdaq, Inc. and True North Venture Partners who helped us prepare the garden beds and plant more plants in our planters and gardens. We welcomed the next generation of gardeners from the St. Benedict Elementary School in Natick as well as a wonderful group of students and chaperones from Matignon High School for what is becoming a yearly service day in the gardens.

Corporate and group volunteers enjoy the many benefits of being outside in the gardens, build camaraderie, and learn new skills. It’s a fun way to promote wellness and to give back through service to your community.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for their energy, time and support of the gardens and our mission. We couldn’t expertly care for 16 acres of cultivated land without the support of our corporate and group volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more about team building days in the gardens, please contact Amy Rodrigues at or visit

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