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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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    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
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    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
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    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
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    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

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    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

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    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

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    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

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    The Old Manse

    Concord

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    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

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    Rockport Garden Club

    Rockport

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    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

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    Russell Orchards

    Ipswich

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    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

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    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
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    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

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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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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

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