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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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  • Daffodil Festival +
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    Daffodil Festival

    Nantucket

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

    New Salem

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
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    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Adolphus Busch Hall +
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    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

  • Garden in the Woods/ New England Wild Flower Society +
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    Garden in the Woods/ New England Wild Flower Society

    Framingham

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
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    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Leominster Marketplace +
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    Leominster Marketplace

    Leominster

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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

    + 61 saves
  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

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

    + 37 saves
  • 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

    + 19 saves
  • Ward's Berry Farm

    Sharon

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

    + 19 saves
  • 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

    + 12 saves
  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

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

    + 10 saves
  • 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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  • Brooksby Farm

    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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  • 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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  • Green Hill Park

    Worcester

    Barnyard zoo, golf course, playground, and picnic area. more

    + 6 saves
  • Cedar Spring Herb Farm

    Harwich

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

    + 5 saves
  • Park Hill Orchard

    Easthampton

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