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Massachusetts Horticultural Society's The Gardens at Elm Bank

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Address: 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5725
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Mass Hort’s 36-acre hands-on Gardens at Elm Bank offers adults and children...

Mass Hort’s 36-acre hands-on Gardens at Elm Bank offers adults and children the opportunity to experience, enjoy and learn about plants and the environment. The site includes various garden spaces from the historic Italianate Garden to the educational New England Trial Garden to the whimsical Weezie’s Garden for Children. Several plant societies and garden clubs have also installed permanent demonstration and display gardens at the Gardens at Elm Bank.

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Beautiful grounds, good place to spend a few hours

Elm Bank is one of our favorite outdoor locations in Wellesley (although it's right on the Natick line). Stuff to do there: walk or run the well-kept trails, walking around the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 22, 2017
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Elm Bank is one of our favorite outdoor locations in Wellesley (although it's right on the Natick line). Stuff to do there: walk or run the well-kept trails, walking around the gardens including the children's garden (which has sandbox, plenty of space for the kids to run around and explore, a "tree house"), playing soccer on the huge, open fields,... More 

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Very nice house and gardens. We came back for the Christmas Tree show, which is an annual event. 60 decorated trees that you can win with lottery tickets. Also a large train display. Show is at night, so you cannot really appreciate the gardens.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to be outdoors and see so many blooms, blossoms, birds and bees. The walk along the Charles River is dog friendly and allows for some off leash fun-tho signs say no, Fido and owners all follow unwritten rules Up the road at the falls is a gray little coffee spot for an after walk treat

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A lovely place to walk or visit the gardens, There are lots of special events most of the year...I have been to many.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My nephew had his wedding reception here and it was fabulous. The gardens are beautiful and there were endless photo opportunities all around the grounds. Guests could wander into the tent area for cocktails and stroll through the gardens at their leisure. It was a magical place and a great time was had by all who attended!

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

At first I thought this was going to be a typical garden of flowers. But then we walked through a large overhang made of branches and saw Indian faces sculpted in logs and knew this was going to be great. Everywhere you turned there was Chairs/Tables/ Gazebo made of wood and branches. Beautiful Flowers. Even though the Flowers are passing... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This Thursday is a great time to come visit Elm Bank on the Wellesley/ So Natick line! Why? There is a fabulous art walk event ; "Arts on the Green " from 5:00-8:00 p.m. featuring wonderful artists showing and selling their work ( often at much better prices than you would have to pay at another type of show or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We are a frequent visitor here. They really have amazing gardens, including one for kids called Wizzey garden. Summer is beautiful. Winter time it's for snow sliding and cross country. During fall season, nice New England colors can be seen here. A must visit if you are in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I go to Elm bank to view the gardens and the birds that often frequent the area. The gardens are a decent size near the main estate. Several different garden areas and very well kept. There are fields for soccer and other playing. On the weekend mornings, it can get a little busy. There are pathways for running and you... More 

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

This was my first visit to Mass Hort's Gardens at Elm Bank, set on the grounds of an estate of which the Society uses only 36 acres. The gardens are lovely and are maintained primarily by volunteers - and such good work! We started at a test garden where future All America varieties are tested. Rows of plants gleam in... More 

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