Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


The Gardens at Elm Bank - Putman Classroom 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Dive into Succulents

A World of Unique Plant Specimans 


Plants trying to survive arid ecosystems throughout the world have evolved and developed adaptations from standard plant forms to withstand prolonged drought conditions, extremes in temperature and nutrient poor desert soils These adaptations make this category of plant life, succulents, some of the most unique and curious plant specimens on earth. 

From a brief explanation of the difference between cactus and succulents to a “show and tell” of live plants and why you might want to keep them in your plant collection. Most of these plants can be raised on a windowsill. 

Melissa Pace is an award-winning horticulturalist who competes in numerous garden and flower shows, from Philadelphia Flower Show to the Bolton Fair. She has been a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener since 2003. Melissa has been a presenter for numerous garden clubs and civic organizations throughout New England since 1995. Melissa holds a master’s degree in teaching from Bridgewater University, is an artist and art teacher and is currently employed as a Garden Educator for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.



$40/general admission