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Address: 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452-5645
Phone Number: 781-891-4882, ext. 244

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Unique Plants not found here but grow strong with right care and education.

The growers of this greenhouse are very knowledgeable and friendly. Try seeking out the Mimosa Tree that sits back beyond the greenhouse, what a treat. This place is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The growers of this greenhouse are very knowledgeable and friendly. Try seeking out the Mimosa Tree that sits back beyond the greenhouse, what a treat. This place is very interesting even for a novice. Please come and check it out. The house is beautiful and the guides are smart. Full of detailed information that ties history of Boston to Waltham.... More 

Thank walthammom
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A nice house tour in a house, one of many, owned by Historic New England. Of all the houses I have visited that are owned of this organization, this was the least interesting.The furniture was not particularly special as the house is used as a venue for catering. The gardens, however were lovely and the greenhouse was terrific. They sell... More 

Thank bryguy350
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

There is a beautiful greenhouse with lots of different plants and they sell beautiful hostas. Sometimes can be a great place just to walk around and relax.

Thank marialBoston
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 January 11, 2016

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
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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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

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