Massachusetts Horticultural Society's The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Massachusetts Horticultural Society is an environmental education nonprofit. Our offices are open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

We host horticultural classes for all levels of gardeners, novice to professional. The Mass Hort Plantmobile can visit your school or community event to bring hands-on plant science activities for kids. Our buildings and property is available for function rentals. Learn more at

We are a membership organization. Your support helps us maintain our gardens and deliver our educational mission. Join Today at
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  • What a gem! The gardens are soothing and breathtaking. I had the pleasure of getting a tour from summer intern Mia, who was extremely knowledgeable about the gardens and designers. I had not been in....  more »
  • Very Beautiful Place, however it's sad to see such a stately building in disrepair
  • The Festival of Trees is dazzling, so many beautiful trees and each one decorated by different volunteers who donate them! The Snow Village is a must-see for parents and younger children, reminds me the store windows downtown Boston in the old days, only this is about 50 times the size and the range of sights will have you looking around to find them (like Fenway Park!) The folks are welcoming and it's a great way to begin the holiday season. The flowers in the greenhouses are gorgeous, the Acacia tree and Camellias put out a radiant display! Bill Meagher of Needham graciously donated the product of his thirteen year “hobby” of building Christmas villages and trains.

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