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Gardens & Arboretums

One of the gifts of Massachusetts’ English heritage is a rich tradition of gardening and horticulture.

Take a trip back in time when you visit the magnificent gardens and woodland trails of Long Hill, the Sedgwick Gardens, north of Boston. A century later, author Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and authority on architecture and design created magnificent formal gardens at her mansion, The Mount.

The greenhouse gardens of the Lyman Estate in the Greater Boston area will evoke the grandeur of a country estate. And the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Central Massachusetts is a living museum of plants featuring a Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Cottage Garden, Systematic Garden and in winter an Orangerie filled to capacity with fragrant, blooming plants.

Explore 15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, pond gardens, an arboretum, greenhouse gardens and an interpretive woodlands trail at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Western Massachusetts.

And make sure to visit the new Mass Botanic Gardens website.

Watch a video on Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

  • Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Bolyston

  • Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls

  • Butterfly Place, Deerfield

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    Native Earth Teaching Farm

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    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

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    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

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    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

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    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

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    Long Hill

    Beverly

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    Daffodil Festival

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    Ipswich Museum

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    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

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    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

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    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

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    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

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    Brewster Gardens

    Plymouth

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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

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    Rockport Garden Club

    Rockport

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    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

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    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

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    Fuller Craft Museum

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