Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8:30 PM EDT

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Education Building, Cheney Room 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 

Fundamentals of Landscape Design


This Class is currently sold out, to be placed on the waitlist please email Education@masshort.org

This six session course in landscape design is directed to the do-it-yourself home gardener who would like to design their own garden space. Mark Ahronian of Ahronian Landscaping and Design will lead you through all the steps of designing your chosen space, this course also includes two Saturday morning field trips.

Each participant will leave the class with a complete design of their own making. 

Mark D. Ahronian, MCH, President & Designer

Mark Ahronian founded Ahronian Landscaping and Design, Inc. in 1987. Since the beginning, he has been very prominent in every aspect of the business, the industry, and the community. His passionate approach to each project, being personally involved from design through completion, has helped propel the company forward with great success. With his expertise in plant material, property layout and over 40 years in the industry, he has perfected his ability for accomplishment in landscape design. His commitment to serving the customers with candor and excellence sets a standard for others to follow.

Mark, a Mass. Certified Horticulturist since 1985, has served as president of the Mass. Nursery and Landscape Association, as well as president for the MNLA's scholarship program, which he helped build — The Foundation for Educational Excellence. Mark is the Tree Warden for the Town of Holliston, serves on the Economic Development Committee and is also a board member for the senior center for the town of Holliston. 

Mark has recently been awarded the Holliston 'Citizen of the Year' in 2011 and he also helped to propel the town towards several national awards with the "America in Bloom" competition. Mark serves as Co-Chair for the Holliston in Bloom committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where he chairs the Education Committee. Mark is a past President of the Holliston Lions Club as well as a recipient of the International Lions prestigious, 'Melvin Jones' fellowship award for showing exemplary service and dedication to his club, his community, and to Lions overall. Mark is a proud graduate from the Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole Ma. as well as the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMASS Amherst.


Course meets Tuesday evenings, September 1 - 22nd, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and two Saturday mornings, September 12 & 19,  10 a.m. -noon.

$340 for members
$390 for general admission