• Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston

  • Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls

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GARDENS

Massachusetts invites you on a journey of the senses to explore its gardens, parks and green spaces. From historic gardens maintained with era-specific practices to rigorously cultivated botanic gardens and arboreta, to the magnificent estates and grounds of literary giants and cultural icons, a tour of Massachusetts’ gardens is sure to fascinate any visitor.

Because of Massachusetts’ varying weather and seasons, the best months to see our gardens in their blossoming glory are May through early October, when the sun shines and temperatures are mild.

Visitors dubbed “leaf-peepers” by many in New England, find mid-autumn the best season to view fall foliage. At that time of year, the tree-covered hills of central and western Massachusetts are set ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the deciduous trees’ fanfare before their winter slumber.

Get precise information about leaf colour and autumn events here.

A summary of sites pertaining to science and nature can be found here.

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Massachusetts Visitor Overview for British travelers [PDF]