Useful Horticultural Links and Resources

UMass Extension Resources

Helpful garden and landscape resources, fact sheets, pest and disease information. Updated regularly with up to date information for local gardeners and landscapers. Very useful.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

One of the benefits of your Tower Hill membership is discounts on purchases at local nurseries and garden stores. These businesses generally offer a 10% discount on purchases, though in some cases, the discount may not apply to sale items or be combined with other offers. Don't forget to use your WCHS membership card at these participating garden centers and nurseries-and thank them for supporting Tower Hill Botanic Garden!


Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment


New England Wildflower Society

Our mission is to promote the conservation of temperate North American flora through education, research, horticulture, habitat preservation, and advocacy. Click here for information on our discount program.


UMASS Agriculture and Landscape Program

Supporting the future of agriculture in the Commonwealth.


US Forest Service

Updates on the 2008 Worcester, Massachusetts find of an Asian Longhorned Beetle.


White Oak Land Conservation Society

White Oak Land Conservation Society was founded in 1978 to preserve land as open space in Holden and the region surrounding Holden. We acquire land by donation or purchase, or preserve land by holding a Conservation Restriction on the property. We hold events for our members and the general public to enjoy local areas of interest and to get to know the wild life that lives there. We also fund education programs on topics of natural history in local schools. White Oak is a member of the Land Trust Alliance, which maintains standards for land trusts, and a member of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition.


Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry


Master Gardner Help Line

Looking for answers to your gardening questions. Email the Master Gardener Help Line or call @ 617-933-4929


Dig Safe

State laws require anyone who digs to notify utility companies before starting, and for good reason. Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located. Dig Safe®, a free service, notifies member companies of proposed excavation projects. In turn, these member utilities respond to the work area and identify the location of their underground facilities. Callers are given a permit number as confirmation.