Spring 2019 Home Horticulture Series


Ten evening classes packed with practical information
to make you a more successful home-gardener

Thursday evenings, 6:30- 8:00 PM, March 21 to May 23, 2019


LOCATION: Classes held at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan – spacious, well-lighted car and bike parking just inside the main entrance, directly opposite the White Environmental Conservation Center building. Easily accessible by car via Routes 9, 93 and 128 and by bus lines #14, 21, 28, 29 and 31.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The Home Hort Series covers the same topics as Master Gardener Training but in a streamlined format. No outside reading, homework, testing or volunteering required. Just 1-1/2 hrs. of classroom time, one night per week. Here’s a sample of what we’ll be covering:

  • Important fundamentals such as building great soil and how plants work
  • Practical how-to’s like basic landscape design, perennial selection and care, and combating weeds, diseases and pests
  • Complimentary pH testing of your soil samples by trained Master Gardeners

Click for a copy of the syllabus

INSTRUCTORS are certified Massachusetts Master Gardeners with years of hands-on experience and a wealth of best practices, personal tips and suggested resources to share.

COST: The cost of the 10-lecture series is $250, payable by credit/debit card or Pay Pal. That averages out to just $25 each for the ten sessions. 



  • “Friends have been asking about [the program], and I have been telling them they need to take it: everyone will take away something different” – Jennifer M.
  • “I gained knowledge I can literally use in my daily gardening” – Birute S.
  • “Lectures are easy to understand, and you feel a sense of community” – Jeffrey S.
  • “Very lively knowledgeable speakers. Never got bored.” – Chris
  • “Class night has been the highlight of my week” – Meredith L.

Questions? Email us at HomeHort@massmastergardeners.org.

NOTE: The Home Horticulture Series does not lead to Massachusetts Master Gardener certification. To learn more about Master Gardener Training and to apply, click here.

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