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A Night in Napa! The 3rd Annual Garden Party Benefit at The Gardens at Elm Bank

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Be transported to A Night in Napa with live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres from the Napa Valley area, and raffles galore, all set within a beautiful garden estate. The entire community is invited to celebrate during our special Night in Napa Garden Party Benefit on June 14, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Open to members, friends, and newcomers, A Night in Napa at The Gardens at Elm Bank — just 20 minutes outside of Boston in Wellesley, Mass. — will take place in our beautiful Italianate Garden, where guests can enjoy local beer, Napa Valley wine and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Capers Catering, and the music of “Them Apples, A Sugarbabies band,” Sommeliers from VINOvations will be on hand to help guests learn about Napa’s great wines. Raffle prize opportunities include wine with hidden prizes attached, a catered dinner for eight, and a wine tasting party. Our display gardens will be open for exploring throughout the evening. In the event of rain, the event will take place in our historic Hunnewell Building.

Tickets for the Garden Party Benefit are $100. All proceeds support Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Mass Hort is steward of the 36-acrea Elm Bank estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1996, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Horticultural Society signed a 99-year lease for a portion of the Elm Bank Reservation. This beautiful property has enabled the Society to introduce horticulture and hands-on education to thousands of people.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society, founded in 1829, is America’s oldest horticultural society. The Society’s mission is to develop the public’s enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, design, and the environment. Mass Hort is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit and is supported by membership, sponsorships, and donations. The historic and contemporary gardens at The Gardens at Elm Bank demonstrate how plants and design are an integral part of everyday life for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Tickets can be purchased for $100 online at masshort.org/gardenparty2018 or by calling Elaine at 617-933-4945.

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Master Gardeners

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One day a woman walks into a cubby-hole office at The Gardens of Elm Bank with a little terrarium. Inside, wrapped around a stick, is a two-inch weevil-like worm. She suspects that the jointed, ivory-colored creature has something to do with the sawdust at the base of her rhododendron.

Just another case for the botanical Sherlock Holmes of the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, which operates a help line based at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley, among many other activities.

“It was the most disgusting worm I’ve ever seen,” said Dianna Kanter of Wellesley, who became a certified Master Gardener two years ago. But that didn’t stop Kanter from pursuing the case.

Read more in the Digital Edition of the Spring 2018 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine.