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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Address: 11 French Drive, PO Box 598, Boylston, MA
Phone Number: 508-869-6111
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Description: Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a...
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a living museum of plants exquisite in every season. Several distinctive gardens arrange plants according to an overall Master Plan, that includes a Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Systematic Garden, Cottage & Vegetable Garden, Wildlife Refuge Pond, Winter Garden, and more. Two conservatories--the Orangerie and the Limonaia--display non-hardy plants in winter, with blooming flowers in every season. Springtime brings more than a quarter million flowering bulbs, including a signature field of more than 25,000 daffodils.
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Great way to Spend the Day

We visited on a sunny Spring day for a garden talk with slide show and then walked the grounds. We walked the one mile loop and would like to come back again during different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Sharon, Connecticut
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Sharon, Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited on a sunny Spring day for a garden talk with slide show and then walked the grounds. We walked the one mile loop and would like to come back again during different seasons. Enjoyed sitting outside near the turtle fountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

While definitely the youngest people here midweek (by a mile), it was a pretty spot to explore. The gardens are unique and very interesting, it's easy to spend quite some time walking the trails. I would probably return earlier in the season and not bother with the restauraunt. It was understaffed during our visit and while the food was decent... More 

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Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited Tower Hill the second week in April 2015. Because it was so early in the season very little of the outside gardens were growing. The greenhouses are very nice but relatively small. There were quite a few people taking photos in the greenhouses of the flowers. We did see a frog that we aren't sure was real. He... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tower Hill is a great place to see flowers in the dead of winter, and if the sun shines just right, it can get quite warm, though it is usually kept a bit cooler in winter. In the summer, there are hiking trails through the woods as well as numerous flower gardens on the premisis. There is also a good... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Tower Hill is wonderful in all seasons, but especially keeps me sane in the winter. The tropical plants are all brought into the Orangerie and Limonaia, which feel like a warm oasis when it is 20 degrees outside. Every season offers a new experience!

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North Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When we moved to town getting a membership here was the first order of business. It is a great place to walk, job, entertain kids, read a book, listen to a concert, meet friends or have a family reunion.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been to Tower Hill Gardens at least half a dozen times for workshops. I wouldn't have known about this gorgeous place if not for that. Indoors and out it's a wonderful place to stroll, admire plants, stonework and the peace of being with plants and green things. It's open year round, though I have only been there in... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our first visit was in December before Christmas. Arrived just before 3pm on a Saturday and in time for one of the holiday concerts (included in admission price). The visitor center was decorated with beautiful real and artificial trees, and the conservatories were gorgeous, especially a giant "tree" made of bromeliad plants. As the sun set, the view of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were given a membership to Tower hill as a gift so go here often. The outside trials are educational and interesting during all seasons. A great place For hikes. The inside galleries are a treat for the senses. The smells and beauty in the l'orangerie are amazing. There are little tables and chairs scattered under the lemon and orange... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Tower Hill Botanic Garden has been on my list for some time. I was able to visit it right after Christmas, and it was lovely. The weather was nice, so we walked some of the grounds. I can't wait to go back in the spring to see all the plants in bloom. The indoor buildings were just a joy... More 

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