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“Wonderful any time of the year~”

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.
Massachusetts
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261 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Wonderful any time of the year~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

My wife and I have been members for some time and have visited Tower Hill at all times of the year, not only to admire the lovely blooms and landscaping, but also to take in some wonderful musical presentations. Recently we caught them preparing for their "Holly Days". The Christmas trees are up and decorated, some by the staff and some by local garden clubs. They are attractive and ingenious and provide some ideas for anyone seeing them. Just being able to get in out of the cold and luxuriate in the atmosphere of the Orangerie and Limonaia house is a spirit lifter. Also of note is the helpful staff. Tower Hill is definitely a destination worth seeking out.

Visited November 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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355 reviews
90 attraction reviews
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“Get lost in nature any time of the year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a terrific place to get away from your daily grind and appreciate the changing seasons, the beauty of nature and the view from atop Tower Hill. In winter, a visit to the orangerie, with its tropical warmth, drizzling fountains and big leafy trees and plants is like a trip to a southern clime. If you have a green thumb or want to get one, classes are available through the Worcester Horticultural Society. Seasonal exhibits are always changing and are limited only by the imagination of the staff. Lots of trails for nature hikes. You can walk for 15 minutes or two hours. The onsite cafe offers a light menu with great views on the patio in the summer and great warmth from the large fireplace during the winter. The grounds are so amazingly beautiful that many weddings take place here. Even if you aren't getting married, bring a camera!

Visited October 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I enjoyed the wooded areas and the statue of Pan is one of my favorites. We had a nice lunch out on the deck. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Visited June 2012
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
“Gorgeous.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a great place to take kids of all ages to discover the outdoors. Our local library provides us with free passes so it won't cost local residents anything if planned in advance. I will be going again and again.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful outdoor venue for a long walk, a hike, a long talk.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

It's lovely. There are trails for hiking, wonderful gardens, a charming gift shop. Easy parking. A perfect place for an afternoon outdoors.

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