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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Address: 11 French Drive, PO Box 598, Boylston, MA
Phone Number: 508-869-6111
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Boylston
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a living museum of plants...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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North Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I live about an hour away from a friend of mine and her family, and we were looking for a fun thing to do for the holidays and decided on this, as it was equidistant from each of our homes. We were not disappointed! The Christmas trees were beautifully decorated inside, most from crafty recycled materials, and we were wowed... More 

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Boston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Every time I go here there is something new and interesting. Most recently we went to see the Christmas trees on display and listen to a concert by Shir Joy. Then we sat and read for a bit under the lemon tree while we waited for darkness so we could experience the outdoor lights. Spending an afternoon at Tower Hill... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Sorry to say this, I cannot believe how people can be rude to people from other races even when there are little children with them. Aren't we all human? - I am AB+ blood group, I can donate blood to anyone with AB+ blood group even if the other person is Caucasian or Chinese or African American. My wife felt... More 

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Robert B, Manager at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, responded to this review

We are so sorry your experience was not what it should have been. We strive to make sure every single visitor feels valued and enjoys the best of what Tower Hill has to offer. I would personally appreciate hearing more about your visit so that we can use that feedback to make changes going forward. Please send me a note... More 

Milford, Massachusetts
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431 reviews 431 reviews
240 attraction reviews
746 helpful votes 746 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Check out the displays through January 4, 2015!!!! Lots of lights outside as well as decorations throughout the buildings inside. We went the day after Christmas and no crowds...lovely to stroll the property!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I recently visited the Tower Hill Gardens. I have been before but t was years ago. This trip they were all prepared for the holidays. It was freezing, but the trees, bushes, arches... were all lit with different colored lights, sparkling off the snow on the ground. Inside they had created a huge Christmas tree with bromeliads that was pretty... More 

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