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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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my favorite place to be on a beautiful day, whether having a glass of wine on the patio, or a light lunch with friends, it is so beautiful, serene and majestic all in one. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

my favorite place to be on a beautiful day, whether having a glass of wine on the patio, or a light lunch with friends, it is so beautiful, serene and majestic all in one. Great place for a private party or wedding. the best season is late spring. Everything is in bloom and not so hot that you can't stand... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've been members for years and love going to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden as it continues to improve and is one of the most relaxing places. There is always something in bloom there along with information displays. The bonsai tree display had both natural and man made trees that up to 300 years old. The grounds were beautiful with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tower Hills has a special place in my heart. Take a walk about solo with your camera and truly absorb the beauty of your surroundings. Nothing beats coming here to get rid of the cabin fever. THBG offers a cute , albeit pricy cafe on site which offers light bites and are well prepared.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Full Disclosure - My family has been a member at Tower Hill for many years. Our last visit was during Aug 2015. For those who have never been to Tower Hill Botanical Garden (THBG), it is really hard to find analogies or metaphors. I am not an over the top nature lover, but going to THBG, for me, is almost... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been waiting to visit Tower Hill and used our library discount pass. Spectacular gardens. Impeccably manicured. Trails are marked and pet friendly. They even have pet bowls for water along the way. If you walk in the woods wear insect spray or pants and sleeves. A wedding rehearsal was underway. We saw the Bonsai exhibit and the kids... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful gardens, great pavilion-framed view of Mt. Wachusett, fine garden statuary, an orangerie and limonaia, fine shop and cafe...Tower Hill is a great place to regain your sanity any season of the year.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tower Hill provides a peaceful retreat away from urban busyness, where one can enjoy flower & vegetable gardens as well as a walk in the woods. The views of the surrounding countryside are lovely, and when ready for a break, there is a cafe that provides indoor and outdoor seating where one can continue to enjoy that view. If leaving... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My niece planned a spectacular wedding that appeared magical to the casual observer. The downside was my mother-in-law, with her walker, tried to maneuver herself from the handicapped parking space, where there was a step she had to climb to get on the long, uphill path to the main building, and nearly collapsed of exhaustion because the brick path was... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a really special place to visit if you need a little break from the everyday. I love to come here alone on an "artist date" or bring the kids and let them get nice and tired! On my own, I like to go and sketch the Daffodils in the Spring- it's a huge field of them!!! If I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spacious grounds, new buildings, and a one-mile trail through the woods around the perimeter of the property made for a very pleasant afternoon. Add to that beautiful scenery, and a delicious lunch as the café, and you have all the ingredients for a terrific day trip destination. A pleasant surprise that exceeded expectations. We're looking to go back during foliage... More 

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