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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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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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Hundreds of varieties of "antique" apples, in fall you can watch for tasting tours, masses of daylilies in season, a cute little veggie garden, well-planted, well maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hundreds of varieties of "antique" apples, in fall you can watch for tasting tours, masses of daylilies in season, a cute little veggie garden, well-planted, well maintained walking and birding paths, even in winter. The conservatory and exhibits in winter. So many things to like.

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Thank Esther C
Milford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We traveled to TH to see the Floral Ice Sculpture Demonstration with Brilliant Ice Sculpture. This started at 1pm and you really need to be there about an hour to see full transformation from block of ice to masterpiece! Luckily it was sunny on Saturday, so you could be outside for that long. If not, see at the beginning and... More 

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Thank Nikko4Me
MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute gem and a must visit anytime of the year. The flora is always changing and they offer a variety of programs that are educational and fun for adults and children. Always changing with the seasons the extensive grounds offer many paths and trails to walk, or fields to relax and read. Wonder opportunity to photograph plants and flowers... More 

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Thank freerein58
Londonderry, Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at 4:50 on a Friday (January 29, 2019) night knowing they close in 10 minutes. All I wanted to know was the name of a nearby hotel so that I could tour the gardens on Saturday. The woman at the "guard shack' was very nice but didn't know of a local hotel....really? She suggested I drive up to... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are STUNNING, the change of seasons captivating, and the staff is charming. This is a hidden gem of a location, great for good weather stroll and for very romantic special events - wedding, anniversaries, special birthdays. With our beloved Chef from the former Chloe's in Hudson, you are bound to have an incredible experience. Fantastically educational, its not... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You wouldn't expect to find this GEM in central MA. I've toured the gardens in all seasons and they're always beautiful and interesting. I've learned so much taking the free tours. The staff and volunteers are very informative, pleasant and helpful. Its a must see in Central MA.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spring and Summer are my favorite times so peaceful, lush and full of ideas for your own gardens. In the Spring you have the fresh plants peeking through. In Summer it is a riot of color. If it's Fall or Winter, inside you will find the Orangerie full of indoor plants and nooks where you may sit. The Twigs restaurant... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a super place to for gardeners to visit year-round. During colder months the indoor arboretum, shop and restaurant offers a nice escape from the cold. Food is very fresh in the restaurant and the gift shop is loaded with unique items.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I love Tower Hill any time of the year! Don't miss the beautifully decorated trees inside,and the wonderful lighted trees outdoors at Christmas time.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My wife read about Tower Hill Botanic gardens online, and suggested we go with some friends to explore on a Saturday in December. I wasn't expecting to enjoy our visit quite so much. There are a lot of things to do and see, indoor and outdoor. They decorate everything very elegantly and tastefully for the holidays. You won't see Santa... More 

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