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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008
+1 508-869-6111
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Absolutely Beautiful!

I was here for a conference and what a beautiful place! The fountains, flowers, and sculptures are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cr02655
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Osterville, Massachusetts
Free Thursday Afternoon Visit at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden

This afternoon, my husband and I visited this wonderful garden and were fortunate enough to get in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mtl2658
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Glendale, California
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Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a living museum of plants exquisite in every season. Several distinctive gardens arrange plants according to an overall Master Plan, that includes a Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Systematic Garden, Cottage & Vegetable Garden, Wildlife Refuge Pond, Winter Garden, and more. Two conservatories--the Orangerie and the Limonaia--display non-hardy plants in winter, with blooming flowers in every season. Springtime brings more than a quarter million flowering bulbs, including a signature field of more than 25,000 daffodils.
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11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008
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+1 508-869-6111
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Reviewed yesterday

I was here for a conference and what a beautiful place! The fountains, flowers, and sculptures are amazing. I only wish that I lived closer so I could enjoy it more often.

Thank cr02655
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This afternoon, my husband and I visited this wonderful garden and were fortunate enough to get in free. During the months of June and July, entrance to the garden is free to the public on THURSDAYS from 3:00pm - 9:00pm. It's a great time of...More

Thank mtl2658
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited a spectacular New England garden called Tower Hill Farm in Boylston, MA. It was a rainy day, which only enhanced my photos. Notice the droplets on the petals & leaves. I wish I could post all 40 photos ~ there were many varieties...More

Thank ChanEvan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a very enjoyable Friday afternoon visit to Tower Hill in late May. There are very nice walking trails and a variety of gardens ranging from forest to formal. The main buildings are very lovely and surrounded a diversity of nice...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We went to this place, on hearsay, to spend the afternoon. We have seen many botanical gardens in many cities and hence my hopes were less. Thankfully I am less disappointed. There are plants, few of them inside the glass house. There were few daffodils...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

When showing off Central Massachusetts to visitors, we always go to Tower Hill. This Botanic Garden is wonderful all year 'round, in any weather. We were here on a chilly Spring day. It was wonderful to get out after a long winter onto the paths...More

Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A friend and I attended a class and walked the grounds to see early spring bulbs. You can sit in the orangerie and have tea surrounded by deeply scented tropical plants. Artwork along the corridors drew us to it. You can spend a long time...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We are members at Tower Hill and have been regular visitors for several years. We usually enjoyed lunch in their cafe as well. Unfortunately the chef they had left, and it is now run cafeteria style with a limited selection of pre-prepared mediocre food. The...More

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Robert B, Public Relations Manager at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank your membership support and your feedback about your dining experience. Unfortunately, it sounds like you visited during the transition of the cafe's equipment and management. During this time, we are offering a partial menu for hungry visitors. We hope you can visit again to...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Even experiencing this place in March, a not so appealing month for blooming flowers, was wonderful. It brings the elegance of earth's art, human architecture, modern design, yet has a country feel. This property is beautifully located with views of the Wachusett reservoir. A reason...More

Thank hs022017
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Tower Hill has many specimen gardens. There are beautiful indoor and outdoor displays depending in the season. Definitely worth the trip. Check their website for entry fees.

Thank CJ B
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carolyndc452
17 August 2017|
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Response from ragboat | Reviewed this property |
Check for reciprocity if you belong to a garden organization membership.
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pollyhayward
3 July 2016|
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Response from JessM-7 | Reviewed this property |
There is limited access in a wheelchair. There are a couple of outside garden paths and the interior are accessible. If the wheelchair can handle gravel and some uneven terrain then there are many other paths that work and... More
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Bobbisu C
28 April 2016|
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Response from Rochelle J | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need a membership to go, you'll pay a single day entrance fee. This is there website where you can see the entrance fees, hours, events and more. Its a beautiful place to visit.
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