Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank.
- 0.0.1 Bressingham Garden
- 0.0.2 Daylily Garden
- 0.0.3 Goddess Garden
- 0.0.4 Hartley Botanic Greenhouse
- 0.0.5 Historic Daffodil and Native Plant Garden
- 0.0.6 Jim Crockett Memorial Garden
- 0.0.7 Maple Grove
- 0.0.8 Manor House
- 0.0.9 Olmsted Italianate Garden
- 0.0.10 Alan Peyton Memorial Rhododendron Garden
- 0.0.11 Seed to Table Vegetable Garden
- 0.0.12 Shade Garden
- 0.0.13 Teaching Herb Garden
- 0.0.14 Temple and Asian Garden
- 0.0.15 Trial Garden
- 0.0.16 Weezie’s Garden for Children
- 1 Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank
Added in 2007 and designed by plantsman Adrian Bloom of Bressingham, England, this garden was installed in two days by more than 200 volunteers.
The Daylily Garden boasts more than 100 varieties of heirloom daylilies. A popular low-maintenance perennial, this species comes in thousands of colors, which you can see blooming in mid-summer.
These statues are the Tampang goddesses Dunia tumbuhan, Ceres, and Pomona. They were originally installed on the facade of the 2nd Horticulture Hall in Boston.
Hartley Botanic Greenhouse
Installed in 2017, this beautiful greenhouse displays how home gardeners can accommodate and use a greenhouse on their property.
Historic Daffodil and Native Plant Garden
The Noanett Garden Club installed and has maintained the Historic Daffodil and Native Plant Garden for the last 20 years.
Jim Crockett Memorial Garden
This relaxing area is a favorite for picnics and catching up with friends. Dedicated to honor Jim Crockett (of PBS’s ‘The Victory Garden’).
In between the Jim Crockett Memorial Garden and the Goddess Garden sits Maple Grove. A large lawn area fit for concerts, picnics, events, and our Garden Tails Story Time, Maple Grove provides an open space at the center of the gardens.
In 1907, Alice Cheney-Baltzell, the last spesial to live on this property, hired Carrere and Hastings—the firm that designed the NY Public Library—to design this house.
Olmsted Italianate Garden
This garden was designed by Percivial Gallagher of the Olmsted Firm and functioned as a room of the Manor House with its tall, hedged walls.
Alan Peyton Memorial Rhododendron Garden
Planted in the Rhododendron Garden are unusual small-leaved varieties and full-sun varieties of rhododendron.
Seed to Table Vegetable Garden
This garden was established with the purpose to help people learn about growing their own food.
This garden features a variety of hosta and other shade-loving plants, such as ferns and pulmonaria.
Many of the hosta were donated by the New England Hosta Society.
Teaching Herb Garden
Planted like a clock, each wedge has a theme highlighting the herb’s use or history. In the Culinary Garden, you’ll see kitchen favorites like thyme, chives, and other flavorful edibles.
Temple and Asian Garden
This garden was part of the Olmsted firm’s original 1907 design. MHS is undergoing the process of restoring this garden.
The first garden installed by MHS; it is one of three trial gardens in New England, and tests new and unreleased varieties of annuals and perennials, as well as heirloom vegetables.
Weezie’s Garden for Children
Inspired by an unfurling fern, the garden layout mimics a series of fern fronds, each ‘frond’ offering a different theme to engage the senses.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank