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“Beautiful grounds and dinner”

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Boylston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a living museum of plants exquisite in every season. Several distinctive gardens arrange plants according to an overall Master Plan, that includes a Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Systematic Garden, Cottage & Vegetable Garden, Wildlife Refuge Pond, Winter Garden, and more. Two conservatories--the Orangerie and the Limonaia--display non-hardy plants in winter, with blooming flowers in every season. Springtime brings more than a quarter million flowering bulbs, including a signature field of more than 25,000 daffodils.
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Wish we had stayed longer to see all of the grounds.

Thank Jeanine L
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Floral garden displays are fantastic------ grounds are beautiful.For an outdoor wedding it's the best. Great indoor facilities for reception.

Thank Cliff A
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I always wish there was more. There is never any good food options, make sure you bring your own snack and water. Nice Gift Shop.

2  Thank pepperpat72
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society since 1986. The 132-acre farm with its 1727 farm house is large enough to feature formal and woodland gardens, an Orangerie, an education center, restaurant, and gift shop, an heirloom orchard, wildlife refuge pond, various woodland trails, and overlooks.

The gardens are really beginning to mature, though the secret garden will take years before it becomes hidden by the surrounding foliage. I spent a few hours here in early May and was enchanted by the layout, particularly the woodland paths with wildflowers, statuary, the moss steps, and a marble folly designed to look like a neglected ancient ruin. Birds and other wildlife are everywhere and a wildlife garden designed to attract animals and birds includes a small blind where visitors can enter and wait to see what comes. The pond is visited by ducks, red wing blackbirds, and other birds. A rustic gazebo makes it easy to spy the creatures.

Make sure to plan enough time to explore the various paths and gardens. Stay for lunch; enjoy the formal gardens close to the education center; and poke through the fine gift shop. You're sure to love this enchanting series of gardens.

3  Thank redeco
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

This is one of the best kept secrets of Worcester County- I have introduced so many people to this delightful place with its plethora of flora and delightful walking trails. The Orangerie is very special, when they have a piano player hitting the 88's it's almost magical, as if you've stepped back into Edwardian England. Oh, mustn't forget the frog pond area, and the great gift shop, library and cafe.

1  Thank LifeInTheGoLane
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