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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.

Trustees of Reservations 3 year transformation of The Iconic Fletcher Steele-Designed Gardens at Naumkeag nears completion.

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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    Beverly

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    Amesbury

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    Newbury

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    North Andover

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