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October 2019

Tour of Arnold Arboretum

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Meet us at the Arnold Arboretum for a special tour highlighting the Arboretum's past, present, and future with this tour of special collections, seasonal highlights, Arboretum history and more!

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Dig, Divide & Store – Dahlias after Summer

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join Donna Lane, past president of the New England and Rhode Island dahlia societies, for a hands-on workshop where you will learn when and how to dig your dahlias, how to divide your underground treasures, and the various methods of storing them over the winter months. Members $12 / Non-Members $20 Register here.

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November 2019

Introduction to Lacto-Fermentation

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Bill Goodwin is a chemical engineer who prefers to grow his own food and experiment with anything that might even look like food. He’s found that lacto-fermenting veggies from the garden is fun, simple and nutritious. He’s made delicious batches of krauts, pickles, fermented beets and kimchi, and wants to share what he’s learned with anyone who’s lost interest in coleslaw. In this class we’ll wield knives and cut up unsuspecting vegetables, apply some salt and a bit of “scrunch” -…

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Geniuses of Place Symposium

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Humphry Repton, Frederick Law Olmsted; Place-makers in their time.  Massachusetts Horticultural Society is thrilled to offer an afternoon of insight into the people who became influencing factors and cultivated the foundation and appreciation of landscape design. Join us for an afternoon lecture series on the design principals of Brown, Repton, and Olmsted followed by a panel discussion. Facilitated by Carr, Phibbs and local experts, the audience will have a chance to express their questions. Meet, mingle and…

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Ikebana Course

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10. Snow Date is December 17 $250/member  $325/general admission Register here.

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Pruning Woody Plants

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn about the science behind when, how and why to prune your woody plants. From branch collars to suckers, we'll cover the basics to make the best use of your money by making good choices about which plants can be pruned by a home gardener and which require the services of a professional. Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener, education coordinator for the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association and a recently-retired systems engineer…

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Build a Cold Frame Workshop

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Build your very own cold frame! Extend your growing season and provide protection for seedlings and tender plants. The cold frame’s footprint is 2' x 4', and slopes from 24" at the back to 16" at the front. It disassembles for easy transportation and storage. We're able to provide a few drills & screwdrivers, if you have your own please bring them along. All building materials are provided and no woodworking experience is necessary! Workshop Fee $65 members, $75 general…

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Ikebana Course

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10. Snow Date is December 17 $250/member  $325/general admission Register here.

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Shibori Indigo Dyeing

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn how to create vivid blue designs on cloth.  We begin by twisting, folding, stitching, clamping, wrapping and compressing fabric into a variety of shapes.   Then we dip the fabric into a magical indigo vat to produce shades ranging from pale blue to denim.  Finally, we unwrap the dyed pieces to reveal stunning patterns – both simple and complex.  You will leave class with several pieces of dyed fabric and the knowledge and confidence to explore this exciting process at home.…

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Ikebana Course

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10. Snow Date is December 17 $250/member  $325/general admission Register here.

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Ikebana Course

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10. Snow Date is December 17 $250/member  $325/general admission Register here.

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December 2019

Ikebana Course

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10. Snow Date is December 17 $250/member  $325/general admission Register here.

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Family Programming – Gingerbread Houses

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Kick off your Saturday with Family Programing at The Gardens at Elm Bank. As a family you’ll create a craft project to take home, take part in a garden lesson and enjoy the beauty of the gardens in each season. This month families will create a gingerbread house, let us handle the mess and cleanup while your inner designer plays. Learn about the animals that call the garden home throughout the winter and why this area is ideal.  Please note:…

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Ikebana Course

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10. Snow Date is December 17 $250/member  $325/general admission Register here.

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Family Programming – Gingerbread Houses

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

As a family you’ll create a craft project to take home, take part in a garden lesson and enjoy the beauty of the gardens in each season. This month families will create a gingerbread house, let us handle the mess and cleanup while your inner designer plays. Learn about the animals that call the garden home throughout the winter and why this area is ideal.  Please note: only one craft per family/purchase will be provided. Each purchase is good for…

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Holiday Floral Design

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Using flower and foliage that you might find in your own yard and garden, learn the basic techniques of garland design in this workshop led by Barbara Rietscha, owner of Field & Vase. Learn the ins and outs of arrangingand tricks to making your arrangement look professional.  Members $55, General Admission $65. To register for this class, click here.

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January 2020

Botany for the Home Gardener

January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

In this six-session course, join our Senior Horticulturist, Hannah Traggis, to explore the fundamentals of plant structures and their function, reproductive and floral biology, introductory concepts in physiology and metabolism, and overall systematic organization and classification of major plant groups within the plant kingdom. Participants will better understand the world of plants and gain a far deeper appreciation for their wonder.  Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th 6:30-8 pm $175 members $220 general admission Add on "Humans & Thier Use of…

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Botany for the Home Gardener

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

In this six-session course, join our Senior Horticulturist, Hannah Traggis, to explore the fundamentals of plant structures and their function, reproductive and floral biology, introductory concepts in physiology and metabolism, and overall systematic organization and classification of major plant groups within the plant kingdom. Participants will better understand the world of plants and gain a far deeper appreciation for their wonder.  Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th 6:30-8 pm $175 members $220 general admission Add on "Humans & Thier Use of…

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Tour – Harvard’s Glass Flower Collection

January 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for a special tour of one of Harvard's most famous treasures- the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers." This unique collection of over 4,000 models, representing more than 830 plant species, was created by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, a father and son from Dresden, Germany.

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Botany for the Home Gardener

January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

In this six-session course, join our Senior Horticulturist, Hannah Traggis, to explore the fundamentals of plant structures and their function, reproductive and floral biology, introductory concepts in physiology and metabolism, and overall systematic organization and classification of major plant groups within the plant kingdom. Participants will better understand the world of plants and gain a far deeper appreciation for their wonder.  Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th 6:30-8 pm $175 members $220 general admission Add on "Humans & Thier Use of…

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Designing the Winter Landscape

January 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Maria von Brincken will help you design an outdoor space that uses texture, color, and mass planting to create visual interest throughout the winter. Winter gardens also create a backdrop for seasonal flower gardens. Featuring our Bressingham Garden, her design work, and others, Maria will introduce you to lay-out and plant lists that will inspire your garden planning during these cold months. Weather permitting, dress for a tutorial walk in our winter gardens. There will be class time for you…

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Stop Mulch-scaping and Start Landscaping

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

LOW MAINTENANCE GROUNDCOVERS FOR YOUR GARDEN At some unknown point in time, mulch - black, orange, brown, etc. - became a part of the landscape, but wouldn't you rather have plants? Anywhere you can spread mulch, you can dig a hole and put in a groundcover plant. Groundcover plants = living mulches. Think of the money, time and work you'll save on mulching every spring. Groundcovers will make your gardening life easier and your garden easy on the eyes, but…

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Botany for the Home Gardener

January 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

In this six-session course, join our Senior Horticulturist, Hannah Traggis, to explore the fundamentals of plant structures and their function, reproductive and floral biology, introductory concepts in physiology and metabolism, and overall systematic organization and classification of major plant groups within the plant kingdom. Participants will better understand the world of plants and gain a far deeper appreciation for their wonder.  Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th 6:30-8 pm $175 members $220 general admission Add on "Humans & Thier Use of…

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Designing the Winter Landscape

January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Maria von Brincken will help you design an outdoor space that uses texture, color, and mass planting to create visual interest throughout the winter. Winter gardens also create a backdrop for seasonal flower gardens. Featuring our Bressingham Garden, her design work, and others, Maria will introduce you to lay-out and plant lists that will inspire your garden planning during these cold months. Weather permitting, dress for a tutorial walk in our winter gardens. There will be class time for you…

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February 2020

Botany for the Home Gardener

February 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

In this six-session course, join our Senior Horticulturist, Hannah Traggis, to explore the fundamentals of plant structures and their function, reproductive and floral biology, introductory concepts in physiology and metabolism, and overall systematic organization and classification of major plant groups within the plant kingdom. Participants will better understand the world of plants and gain a far deeper appreciation for their wonder.  Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th 6:30-8 pm $175 members $220 general admission Add on "Humans & Thier Use of…

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Hydroponic Tour: Little Leaf Farms

February 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Little Leaf Farms is the leading producer of baby greens sold across the Northeast. Their 10-acre space is the most technologically advanced lettuce growing greenhouse in the world.Greens are grown hydroponically using captured rainwater, just one aspect of their sustainable model. Learn more by joining us on a tour with the farm’s founder, Paul Sellow. $20/member $30/general admission Register here.

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Family Programming – Wildlife Feeders

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Kick off your Saturday with Family Programming at The Gardens at Elm Bank. As a family you’ll create a craft project to take home, take part in a garden lesson and enjoy the beauty of the gardens in each season. Put a fun twist on an everyday birdhouse by creating a delicious snack for backyard wildlife. Please note: only one craft per family/purchase will be provided. Each purchase is good for any combination of adults and children, as long as…

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Wine Tasting and Talk of Boston Developed Heirloom Grape Varieties

February 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for an afternoon of wine and knowledge as we explore heirloom grapes and the wines they create. The life, grapes, and wines of E. S. Rogers of Salem, MA (1826-1899) will be featured at this late-afternoon talk by J. Stephen Casscles. Stephen is a Hudson Valley winemaker at the Hudson-Chatham Winery who grows many of the heirloom grape varieties that were developed by Edward S. Rogers in 1851. During our time we will talk about Rogers' efforts to…

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Botany for the Home Gardener

February 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

In this six-session course, join our Senior Horticulturist, Hannah Traggis, to explore the fundamentals of plant structures and their function, reproductive and floral biology, introductory concepts in physiology and metabolism, and overall systematic organization and classification of major plant groups within the plant kingdom. Participants will better understand the world of plants and gain a far deeper appreciation for their wonder.  Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th 6:30-8 pm $175 members $220 general admission Add on "Humans & Thier Use of…

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Valentines Day Floral Design

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Using flower and foliage that you might find in your own yard and garden, learn the basic techniques of floral design in this holiday workshop led by Barbara Rietscha, owner of Field & Vase. flowers and supplies will be provided. Mass Hort Members $50. General Admission $70 Register here.

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Humans & Their Use of Plants

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Hannah Traggis, our senior horticulturist, manages Mass Hort's edible gardens throughout The Gardens at Elm Bank and oversees the Seed to Table vegetable garden. In this Tuesday evening class Hannah will cover how agriculture influenced civilization and how changes in the last century have impacted our food and environment. We will look ahead and discuss how the choices we make as consumers influence the future of food. Mass Hort Members $40, general Admission $50 To register for this class, click here.

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Understanding and Controlling Invasive Plants

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

This talk will be an introduction to common invasive plants found the Northeast. Horticulturist and Ecological Landscaping Alliance Board member, Bruce Wenning, will discuss why these new pests of the landscape are dangerous to the ecology and sustainability of unmanaged landscapes, and what you can do to manage these plants at home. $15member, $20/general admission. To register for this class, click here.

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March 2020

Build a Cold Frame Workshop

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

  Build your very own cold frame! Extend your growing season and provide protection for seedlings and tender plants. The cold frame’s footprint is 2' x 4', and slopes from 24" at the back to 16" at the front. It disassembles for easy transportation and storage. We're able to provide a few drills & screwdrivers, if you have your own please bring them along. All building materials are provided and no woodworking experience is necessary!

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Sculpting Your Watercolors

March 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

This workshop explores a unique method of developing a watercolor painting  -using contact paper to create a template. We will start with a loose and playful watercolor wash using misting and tilting techniques to allow the colors to mix on the paper. Then we will develop the paintings using contact paper to facilitate various lifting methods and employ glazing techniques with emphasis on creative modeling and developing lost and found edges. All techniques will be demonstrated. This is a single…

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Fruit Trees: Pruning and Care

March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Stockbridge School of Agriculture Director and Professor of Pomology, Wes Autio, will present a talk on pruning fruit trees in the home landscape and will discuss the physiology of fruiting trees, methods for dwarf-tree pruning, ways to enhance fruit production, and other interesting facts for creating and maintaining a home orchard.  $15/member. $20/general admission Register here.

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

March 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

March 31, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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April 2020

Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

April 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

April 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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Family Programming – Fairy Gardens

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Kick off your Saturday with Family Programming at The Gardens at Elm Bank. As a family you’ll create a craft project to take home, take part in a garden lesson and enjoy the beauty of the gardens in each season. Everyone will bring out their inner landscape designer as you create a miniature setting perfect for magical inhabitants. Learn about starting a garden at home and what you can do to prepare for the growing season. Members: $45.00, general Admission:…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

April 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

April 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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Uses and Lore of the Damask Rose

April 16, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn how pure Rose Oil and Rose Water are distilled and why it brings such high prices in the marketplace. Discover the lore and local stories from Turkey, home to the vast fields used for Paris purfume houses.  Nancy Engel has travelled the world to study aromatic and culinary plants.  She has worked the harvests in the South of France, Turkey, and the rainforest of Costa Rica. She has been featured in the Boston Globe, Chronicle and PBS and has…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

April 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

April 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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May 2020

Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

May 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

May 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

May 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

May 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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Ikebana Course

May 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16. $250/member, $325/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

May 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

May 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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The Portable, Potted Herb Garden

May 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Grow your own culinary herbs, available for snipping from May to November. Nothing enhances meals like the taste of fresh herbs! Create an herb garden that can be moved from place to place to take full advantage of available sunlight. Plant 6 classic culinary herbs in a 14" container to grow on a sunny porch, patio or doorstep. $70/member, $85/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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Ikebana Course

May 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16. $250/member, $325/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Morning

May 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and May…

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Improve Your Watercolor Skills – Afternoon

May 26, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for this eight-week course with artist and instructor Nan Rumpf. Classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques.  Each lesson is an activity designed to explore a different art element, principle, or painting technique. Explore the many possibilities of watercolor as you enhance your personal painting style and discover your artistic voice. Handouts, demos, painting examples, critiques will be supplied by the instructor. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 31 - April 21 and…

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Ikebana Course

May 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16. $250/member, $325/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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June 2020

Ikebana Course

June 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16. $250/member, $325/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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Ikebana Course

June 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16. $250/member, $325/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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Ikebana Course

June 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.   In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors. Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16. $250/member, $325/general admission To register for this class, click here.

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