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Address: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA
Phone Number: 781-891-4882, ext. 244
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An enjoyable break from winter..

good variety of plants, parking available, free but donations accepted, and plants for sale... small but nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Janelle M
Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

good variety of plants, parking available, free but donations accepted, and plants for sale... small but nice

Thank Janelle M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here and have returned repeatedly to the calm and quiet of the fragrant greenhouses with antique plants dating from colonial times as well as younger specimens. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Our Meyer Lemon tree blooms often and produces the most wonderful scents and plump, sweet and flawless lemons. For plant lovers, this is a... More 

Thank Serena C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to a party here and the setting was incomparable. An old estate almost every room was open to the guests to explore. Furnished in period pieces it was a treat to actually sit and enjoy the rooms as they were once used, except I doubt they danced to 80s pop in the ballroom like we did! I recommend... More 

Thank OysterLove
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I love going here. It's small but they have several plant sales and viewing. For example spring orchid week and herb sales. Also there is Camelia days. They're beautiful. I just go to walk around and look and smell sometimes, and take photos.

Thank Laurie L
Lincoln, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Believe it or not, the greenhouses of wealthy Bostonians were once the center of camellia breeding and cultivation in the US. The Lyman Estate still has the original 19th century greenhouse and a nice camellia collection to go with it. Stopping in to see the camellias in bloom and take in a bit of quirky local history is a great... More 

Thank ascreenname1
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

See beautiful heirloom varies of flora and fauna. Annual herb sale is a must. Wander through original greenhouses from a time of gentility.

Thank Patti C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Was looking for a somewhat obscure ground cover that I saw on the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill tour...and sure enough Russell's had it. The place has a HUGE selection of plants and is extremely well organized and areas are well marked...i.e. Annuals, perennials, shade loving, makes it so easy to find what you are looking for!

Thank kcotoole
Lexington, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We live quite close to the Lyman Estate, so we stopped by one Thursday morning to check out the greenhouses. We would have liked to tour the mansion, but it is only open on the third Saturday of each month, and then only for a few hours from 10 to 1. We'll have to schedule that for another time. The... More 

Thank Robert V
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Really a well kept secret but so fantastic when you pull up and tour. The green houses are wonderful and tendered with love.

Thank Cathy B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We weren't too impressed by our visit to the Lyman Estate Greenhouses. They are old, dating back as far as 1804, but they aren't particularly interesting as greenhouses with a very mixed bag of plants, not particularly welll maintained. We visited in December. Maybe there's more of interest at other times of the year.

Thank areview28

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