Mass Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society is located on the 36-acre Cheney Estate in Dover/Wellesley, MA, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gardens at Elm Bank consist of historic (Olmsted Brothers) and contemporary gardens for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and to learn how plants and landscape design are an integral part of everyday life. There are twelve gardens on the property, including Weezie’s Children’s Garden, a magical place for children to explore, the Bressingham Garden designed by noted English Nurseryman, Adrian Bloom, and the Italianate Garden designed by the Olmsted Brothers. Our goal is to help connect people to plants and to the environment through sustainable design, interpretation, cultural practices, and pure enjoyment.

Founded in 1829, our mission is to encourage the science and practice of horticulture and to develop the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

DIRECTIONS

From the East / BostonTake the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 West) to Exit 16 (West Newton Exit)
Follow Route 16 West 4.7 miles to Wellesley Center (5-way intersection with stop light); stay left at the intersection to remain on Route 16 West (Washington Street) for another 1.6 miles to the entrance of Elm Bank (look for a small green sign on the left).

From Points NorthTake Interstate 95 South (Route 128 South) to Route 16 (Exit 22-21B)
Follow 21B (left fork of exit ramp) onto Route 16 West
Follow Route 16 West for about 2.9 miles to Wellesley Center (5-way intersection with stop light); stay left at the intersection to remain on Route 16 West (Washington Street) for another 1.6 miles to the entrance of Elm Bank (look for a small green sign on the left).

From Points SouthTake Route 3 North to Interstate 95 North (Route 128 North) to Exit 21B (Route 16 West).
Follow Route 16 West for 2.9 miles to Wellesley Center (5-way intersection with stop light); stay left at the intersection to remain on Route 16 West (Washington Street) for another 1.6 miles to the entrance of Elm Bank (look for a small green sign on the left).

From Points WestTake the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 East) to Exit 14 (Weston)
Take Interstate 95 South (Route 128 South) for 1/2 mile to Route 16 (Exit 22-21B)
Follow 21B (left fork of exit ramp) onto Route 16 West
Follow Route 16 West for 2.9 miles to Wellesley Center (5-way intersection with stop light); stay left at the intersection to remain on Route 16 West (Washington Street) for another 1.6 miles to the entrance of Elm Bank (look for a small green sign on the left).

Mass Horticultural Society

900 Washington Street (Rt.16)
Wellesley, MA 02482

Phone: 617.933.4900

Visit masshort.org

  • Private Events
  • Walks/Tours
  • Classes offered
  • Family friendly
  • HOURS

    Open 8:00am to dusk
    May 1st to Columbus Day

    Administrative Office
    Open 9am – 5pm
    Monday-Friday, all year

    ADMISSION

    There is a $5 suggested donation per adult for the general public.

    Garden Tours begin at 10:00am each Tuesday beginning April 30th through October, with a fee of $10.00 per person.

    LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

    The official Wellesley Chamber of Commerce website.
    wellesleychamber.org/

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