Donate a Tree: Directions here
Planning Your Visit: Plan to stay 1 – 2 hours. There is ramp access to the Festival and Snow Village.
Groups: Groups are welcome during general hours. COA and similar senior groups can contact 617-933-4988 to schedule a private group visit on Monday – Thursday mornings. Reservations are necessary. Space is VERY LIMITED.
Raffle Drawing: Sunday, December 15, 6 pm.
Volunteer: Stay Tuned!
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees showcases dozens of trees and the Snow Village at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. This annual festival takes place from the end of November through the first two weeks of December at Mass Hort’s The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.
Festival of Trees, displayed in the Hunnewell Building, offers beautifully decorated holiday trees that are donated and decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and individuals. Visitors “vote” with their raffle tickets, hoping to be the tree winner at the end of the Festival. For the young at heart, there are Santa Visits and other activities.
Snow Village at Elm Bank is a wonderful addition to the holiday spirit of the Festival of Trees. Bill Meagher of Needham graciously donated the product of his thirteen year “hobby” of building Christmas villages and trains. It is a bit different each year as he continues to vary the display. Massachusetts Horticultural Society is delighted to share his enchanting creation with model trains winding through villages and vignettes, including Christmas in the City (Boston of course!), Fenway Park, and hundreds of decorated houses and lights. This amazing scenery in miniature is sure to get kids of all ages excited about the holiday season.
The Festival of Trees is a holiday fundraiser for Mass Hort, a 501(c)(3) educational organization.
Thank you to Bartlett Tree Experts for sponsoring the Festival of Trees.