Massachusetts Horticultural Society

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About Us

Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is a member-supported organization, dedicated to encouraging and improving the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

The Society’s horticulture center and The Gardens at Elm Bank are located on the 36-acre Cheney Estate in Dover, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The historic and contemporary gardens at Elm Bank demonstrate how plants and design are an integral part of everyday life for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Gardens connect people to plants and to the environment through sustainable design, interpretation, cultural practices, and pure enjoyment. Mass Hort offers educational programming to engage both adults and children so they may learn about plants and gardening, and contemporary issues such as health, sustainability, and stewardship of our natural world.

Come, learn, and grow at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society as we celebrate our 186th year. I hope you will join us in the garden, the exhibit hall or the classroom to enjoy and explore the wonderful world of horticulture. For more information, please visit: