About Mass Hort


Massachusetts Horticultural Society welcomes you to our gardens and horticultural center, located on 36-acres in the historic Elm Bank Reservation. We offer hands-on opportunities for adults and children to experience, enjoy, and learn about plants and the environment. The site includes various gardens, including the Bressingham Garden designed by Adrian Bloom, the historic Italianate Garden, our Garden to Table Chef’s Garden and its Food Pantry Garden, an educational New England Trial Garden, and the whimsical Weezie’s Children’s Garden. Several plant societies and garden clubs have also installed permanent demonstration and display gardens at Elm Bank. Please check our calendar for our schedule of events, lectures, and classes that are held during the year. Additionally, we offer a unique event venue for weddings, receptions, parties, and corporate outings. Please visit our website to learn more.


Visiting the Gardens at Elm Bank

The Gardens at Elm Bank are open daily from 10am to 4pm and are free to members. Admission: $8 per adult for the general public (Children under 12 are Free).

Gardens are located at the Elm Bank Reservation, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley

Click here for directions


Become a Member

Non-members are encouraged to join Massachusetts Horticultural Society to help support the maintenance of the Gardens at Elm Bank. Benefits of membership include: Free admission to the Gardens at Elm Bank, free/discounted admission to gardens and arboreta across the country with the American Horticultural Society reciprocal program, discounts at local nurseries and gardens centers, discounts at Mass Hort workshops and events, free ticket(s) to the Boston Flower and Garden Show in March, and borrowing privileges to our library and archives.



Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.


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