The schedule of prizes of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, offered for the year 1887, has just been issued. Nearly $7,000 are offered, which is the largest amount appropriated for many years. Of this amount $3,500 is appropriated for plants and flowers, $2,200 for fruit, and $1,000 for vegetables. In addition to these prizes are a large number of special prizes, offered by individuals for various classes of fruit and flowers. One of the most notable of the latter is the series of gold and silver medals offered by the General Union of Holland, for hyacinths, tulips and narcissus, to be competed for at the March exhibition.

The prizes for Roses in June amount to nearly $500, and the prizes for Chrysanthemums have been largely increased, the highest prize for the latter being $100 for 20 plants in pots, with a second and third prize of $75 and $50, and about $400 are offered in addition for other classes of Chrysanthemums in pots.

The most notable horticultural event of 1887 will be the annual exhibition on the 13th, 14th,. 15th and 16th of September.

This exhibition will be held in connection with the annual meeting of the American Pomological Society, and the immense hall of the Mechanics' Association has been secured in order to make an adequate display of the fruits which will be brought from all parts of the United States, and the collections of rare plants and flowers exhibited under the auspices of the Horticultural Society. The latter society offers, in addition to its regular fruit and flower prizes at this show, the sum of $500 to be competed for by pomologists, competition being open to States, societies, granges, firms and individuals throughout the United States and Canada. Three prizes of $100, $50 and $25 are offered for the best general display of fruits of all kinds. Three prizes in each instance are offered for the best collection of apples, pears, peaches and native grapes. Three prizes of $20, $15 and $10 are offered for the best collection of Russian apples and seedlings therefrom. Large prizes are also offered for the best collection of plums and sub-tropical fruits.

The complete schedule of the society can be had from Robert Manning, Secretary of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Boston.

Boston, Jan. 4, 1887.