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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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  • Naumkeag +
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    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

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

    Lenox

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
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    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
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    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Notchview Reservation +
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    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • The Stone House Museum +
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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
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    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
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    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • New Salem Preserves, Inc. +
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    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

  • Turn Park +
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    Turn Park

    West Stockbridge

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Home to the Shakers for more than 220 years, Hancock Shaker Village is now an outdoor history museum dedicated to preserving... 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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  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens

    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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  • Park Hill Orchard

    Easthampton

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  • Stanley Park

    Westfield

    275 acre park in the foothills of the Berkshires with trails, picnic areas, award winning gardens, ADA compliance children's playground. There... more

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  • Outlook Farm

    Westhampton

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  • Asia-Barong

    Great Barrington

    Mega space of Asiatic art. Largest gallery of indoor/outdoor Asian art, artifact, and sculpture in the United States. more

    + 2 saves
  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm

    Whately

    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... more

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