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Address: 572 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915-1530
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This former family retreat has been renowned for its gardens for almost a...

This former family retreat has been renowned for its gardens for almost a century.

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Beautiful Grounds

I did two loops of the well marked red trail (Main Loop), it was buggy but very scenic. Some interesting gardens around the main house and a big orchard. The trails were well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dave d
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did two loops of the well marked red trail (Main Loop), it was buggy but very scenic. Some interesting gardens around the main house and a big orchard. The trails were well marked. Buggy (deer flies) but that is normal in July!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We have visited other Trustees sites, but found this one a little disappointing. Admittedly, it is late in the spring blooming season, and a number of flowers and trees were in bloom. However, the description of the garden led on to expect more. It seemed that they needed considerable maintenance. The trails seemed a little rustic for someone with a... More 

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Rockport, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We walked about the terraced gardens. Some flowers were in bloom. Weeding needs to be done - weeds were a distraction from what could have been. Large planters were empty and this would have been a lovely way to show off more flowers and creativity. Names of plants and flowers would have been helpful at their location. Mansion was closed... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Beautiful garden, easy walking also on drizzly days. Well worth the visit to relax and enjoy nature. The mansion on the property is not open to visitors

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Thank NycSunandFun
Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

always a pleasure to escape to this lovely peaceful place. Historic gardens and natural areas offer shady walks on hot days and beautiful displays of interesting plants all year long

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Went there last July for a flower sale and no one there to help, ask, no assistance. Very disappointed.

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Thank Linda D
Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful and Peaceful, this lovely property offers the world weary a respite form the busyness of everyday stresses and reaches out to embrace one with all the majesty of nature. The Federal style home and surrounding gardens are beautiful in any season. We often take our dog up the hill (on leash) and see what surprises mother nature has to... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Open garden(s) in front and real treasure gardens with lots of varying trees and plants..an old Estate that would be a beautiful place to have an "outdoor" celebration - weddings, anniversaries, etc.

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Thank Callier567
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a lovely old estate worth visiting any time of the year. It's easily accessed off Rte 22 and there is parking. The landscaping is comparable to the Arnold Aboretum in Boston, with mature hardwoods, pines, and perenials. There are some farm animals that are attractive to children. Each spring there is a terrific sale of garden plants, perennials,... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Definitely a great place to wander around with a nice hiking path as well. Explore the gardens and the different elements of this estate. Also a great place to have a picnic!

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