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Massachusetts Horticultural Society's The Gardens at Elm Bank

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Botanical Oasis in Metrowest

What a gem! The gardens are soothing and breathtaking. I had the pleasure of getting a tour from... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2019
Holly M
Beautiful gardens

The gardens are maintained by the Mass Horticultural Society providing a beautiful venue for a walk... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Noel F
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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...more
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900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5725
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

What a gem! The gardens are soothing and breathtaking. I had the pleasure of getting a tour from summer intern Mia, who was extremely knowledgeable about the gardens and designers. I had not been in a few years, and there are some new gardens such...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Holly M
Reviewed May 7, 2019

The gardens are maintained by the Mass Horticultural Society providing a beautiful venue for a walk through well-tended gardens. The campus it a great spot for a wedding! The Festival of Trees in the time leading up to Christmas offer fun for the family with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent experience for all ages. Lovely gardens and grounds. Christmas holidays are lots of fun with wagonrides throughout the grounds, themed Christmas trees on display to be won through raffle tickets, fabulous winter train display.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a great place for weekend stroll. The gardens are filled with very well-maintained plants and flowers. Truly a gem. Best of all, not very populated with people. So it's very quiet and peaceful if you want the ultimate calmness and destress yourself with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

We attended a wedding at Elm Bank and we were thoroughly impressed. The walk to the ceremony location was absolutely gorgeous despite the late September date. The gardens are beautifully maintained and it was really added to the joy of the wedding. The building where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been coming to Elm Bank for at least ten years. We enjoy exploring Weezie's Garden, the woodland trails, the holiday events, art shows, plant shows, and special gardens like the herb, daylily, and rhododendron gardens. The addition of the Bressingham Gardens a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a great place to take anyone for a walk, picnic and quiet afternoon. The gardens are spectacular. The Children's Garden is a precious place to visit with kids of all ages - a fish pond, sand box with archaeological dig component, trees with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robin A
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Wonderful site for a good walk. Lots of flowers and bushes to check out, the majority of which are labeled for identification. While the maintenance is satisfactory, it was clear that the society could use more donations and addition staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

We went to these gardens on Thursday. What a disaster. I love to garden. I would never attend to my gardens like they attend to these! The spent flowers are trimmed like they must have whacked them all in one swoop, then left the spent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Great little park for walking and enjoying nature! They play soccer games there in the middle. Would be a great affordable place for a wedding.

Date of experience: December 2017
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