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Address: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA
Phone Number: 781-891-4882, ext. 244

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Amazing...and so organized!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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boston
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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!

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Newfields, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the Lyman Estate very much. It is very quaint and unusual. The Camelias were just going by and we plan to return next season. We purchased Orchid cactus.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Winter landscape of white outside, and spectacular warmth and color inside! Winter is the season of Camellias! The colors and slight fragrance refresh one's senses. As you enter the greenhouses, citrus plants, brick walls, orchids and a ceiling of beautiful Bougainvillea welcome the visitor. Stepping into the greenhouses is like stepping back in time. The character of the Lyman Estate... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Yesterday was one of those nasty New England days that fairly scream, ‘stay indoors’. And so we did. But there are many kinds of ‘indoors’. The one we chose to huddle in featured a dazzling fuschia bougainvillea canopy, hundreds of orchids, a mass of camellias bursting to open, and several thousand assorted citrus, herb, tropical and other specialty plants. And... More 

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Monroe, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This was a fun stop after dropping of son at school. I just started an orchid collection and was happy to see they had some for sale.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is a great place to visit, especially during the winter months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

If you're in this area in the winter time, particularly when the camellias are blooming, the Lyman Estate Greenhouses are worth a visit. You'll forget the cold for a while in this historic site, where you can walk between a series of about four small, almost train car-like greenhouses that house orchids, camellias and more. Also a great place to... More 

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Address: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA
Phone Number: 781-891-4882, ext. 244
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham

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