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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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    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

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    Boston

    Boston Pizza Tours offers unique walking tours, exploring Boston's most historic neighborhoods. Along the way enjoy slices from THREE different... more

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    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

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    Sharon

    Family-run farm and market. PYO strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries and pumpkins in season. Hayrides in strawberry and pumpkin seasons. Year-round:... more

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  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

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    Boston

    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat rides (fee). more

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    South Deerfield

    Open year 'round, 7 days a week. Indoor conservatory filled with live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits... more

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    Harwich

    Walking trails, an endangered medicinal plant trail, United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, picnic area, herb identification gardens, production areas and... more

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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... more

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  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

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  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks located in the heart of Boston. The Greenway, a roof... more

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    Peabody

    We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts,... more

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  • Carriage House at Lynch Park

    Beverly

    The Carriage House is nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean within the beautiful Lynch Park. This historic landmark... more

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    East Falmouth

    We are a local farm offering a pick-your-own family experience and animals to visit. Seasonal family memberships or day passes... more

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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

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    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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    Barre

    Hartman's is a family owned and operated farm with 3 generations working together on the family farm today. We have been... more

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    Milford

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    Beverly

    When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Moraine Farm, he didn't plot out an adventure-based ropes course. Or make room for school... more

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  • Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Cambridge

    National historic landmark founded in 1831 as the first garden cemetery. Graves of architect Charles Bulfinch, artist Winslow Homer, authors Henry... more

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