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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, PO Box 598, Boylston, MA
508-869-6111
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Boylston
Type: Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is such a relaxing place to learn about varieties of flowers grouped in similar types. We'll have to come back in the summer to see it at full bloom. Nice walking trails in the woods too. And the harp concert was a real treat..

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were luck to visit the garden on a sunny day. $12 admission fee and beautiful greenhouses, sculptures, fountains, a lot of flowers and rare plants surrounded by large old park welcome you. How about a pound with wooden gazebo, rocking chair hanging on an old tree, chipmunks rustling in the grass? It is all there. Quiet, romantic nature groomed... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We are members who always enjoy our visits - we try to come three to four times a year because it is always different. If you need a peaceful day 'away from it all', please visit!

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England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Well laid out, with a mixture of formal gardens and wilder areas, plus trails and points of interest, so it kept us occupied for a good portion of the day (especially as we had a really nice lunch in the cafe!) There was a corporate 'do' being set up in the afternoon, so that blocked off some areas a bit,... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good luck learning very much about plants at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden from now on. They have essentially kicked out all of the plant societies, effectively abandoning the reasons for which it was first founded. Really they are shooting themselves in the foot, because now they may well lose the expertise that the plant societies who formerly met here... More

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We go here anytime of year and always enjoy our visit.Each season is so different. Lovely grounds, beautiful vistas. Wish my yard could look so good. Fun to find new plants that I know will also grow in my area. We bring guests here for a pleasant day trip where we can also enjoy a lovely lunch. Gift shop has... More

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Boston
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Although it was the end of the season, there were still some beautiful flowers to see and smell including some stunning and unusual hibiscus plants. There is an endless variety of trees, shrubs, and vegetables as well. They are in a beautiful setting of walkways, pergolas, terraces, statues, pools, and fountains. The walking distance is manageable especially if you stick... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went to a night Wedding there. It was very nicley done the arrangements where beautiful the lights really enhanced the halls. Food was Good. All Around I Found it was A Great Night, Great Atmosphere, Great Wedding.

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London, United Kingdom
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122 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Although it is the end of the season, and with it I manage to learn a thing or two about coleus with its endless colors and verities , still it does not have the exquisite material one would expect to find in the NEW ENGLAND BOTANICAL GARDEN. I was told that the spring bring thousands of daffodils , so maybe... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I took my husband there on Saturday for his birthday (he's a landscaper) and we both enjoyed it. There is a lot to explore, and we can see ourselves going back to see it during a different season. We got there early so not too crowded and fun to explore. Loved the vegetable garden, and fun to walk to the... More

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