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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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Wonderful place to walk and see the flowers.

We've been several times and keep coming back. This was our first spring visit and we were very pleased to see what was in bloom. Daffodils, tulips, flowering trees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We've been several times and keep coming back. This was our first spring visit and we were very pleased to see what was in bloom. Daffodils, tulips, flowering trees & bushes. It was too early for the kitchen garden, but when that is in full swing, it's amazing how much they get out of a little space. To see this... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful spot to take a long walk - very relaxing! Staff are friendly and helpful. Often there are artist exhibits to peruse. Even the gift shop is nice. Usually it doesn't feel crowded, even though there are special events. The view of the surrounding hills and reservoir is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Plenty of perfect picnic areas and beautiful grounds. We went on Mother's Day and it was still in process of blooming. There was not a lot of flowers bloomed mid May. Likely in a few ore weeks the gardens would be much brighter.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went specifically for the 25,000 daffodils on the hillside. First time there. It did not disappoint! They also had a daffodil show and a Primrose show both of which were judged. It was fascinating, and I'm thrilled we went!

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Sharon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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