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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Address: 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008
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+1 508-869-6111

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a...

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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I go regularly throughout the year. In good weather we walk the trail. During the holidays we enjoy the lights. In winter it an escape from the harshness of winter. This place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go regularly throughout the year. In good weather we walk the trail. During the holidays we enjoy the lights. In winter it an escape from the harshness of winter. This place is a horticulturalist's dream.

Thank AttorneyG
Hudson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us made reservations to go to "Winter Reimagined". They had lit up all the Garden's and buildings. It was really magical. They had potted Bromeliads shaped in the form of a Christmas tree. The inside had a room that had an igloo that was made of clear gallon milk bottles with lights all thru them. Kids were loving... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tower Hill is a true gem in Central Mass. With something for everyone, this is a must-visit spot any time of the year. The "Winter Reimagined" this year was spectacular, with lights, trees, and decorations. We took the grandkids, and they loved it. An exhibit on carnivorous plants this past fall was informative and interesting. If you'd like some peace... More 

Thank Bryan D
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

There is always something happening at Tower Hill Botanical Garden - great walking paths, wonderful weekend shows of interest related to all things botanical, good food in the cafe, great musical performances, marvelous holiday light displays, great setting for small conferences or large meetings, fields of daffodils in the spring. Don't miss it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit at Christmas time. The lights and trees were beautiful. The lunch was tastefully created and the staff was very good. The views of Mt Wachusett, the smell of green and the peaceful atmosphere makes a perfect day with friends. Beautiful place.

Thank sandra m
Milford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

In addition to seeing the inside gardens, we attended a cooking demo/tasting. Steve Champagne, Executive Chef, Niche Hospitality Group (Block 5 Bistro, Bocado & Mezcal) cooked pan roasted salmon with rustic winter salad and maple grain mustard pan dressing. For the hour demo and small tasting, the fee was $5. After the demo, we walked through the various green houses.... More 

Thank Nikko4Me
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I get good ideas for my garden from here. Nice indoor displays as well. Easy to get to from 290, Rt 9 and 495

Thank tangene
Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours looking at all the beautiful lights. The lights were fantastic. Inside was absolutely gorgeous with more lights and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. They made it fun for the kids by having a scavenger hunt. It was very cold and windy outside. We looked at all the lights out front then went inside to enjoy everything inside... More 

Thank Patti D
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We arrived early for Winter Reimagined and needed to kill time in the area. Eventually found a nice local bar for a cup of coffee and returned for the impressive lighting displays throughout the gardens. One of the further displays was exceptionally well done with projected lighting illuminating the tall trees to create a magical effect. The café dining included... More 

Thank cmc88
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Winter Reimagined is charging members an additional fee for entry with timed tickets? Not sure who they think they are- not like thousands are lining up or anything. It's not like this additional fee has any music or food associated with it...just lights and Christmas decor...hmmmm...it is open during the day for the regular fee, which is plenty...

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Robert B, Public Relations Manager at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, responded to this review

We are thankful for your feedback and will take it into consideration as we plan for this and other future events. Our night-time winter lights display is a special event that helps us run year-round operations and the kind of nonprofit work that helps people, including inner city children and those with mobility challenges, reap the benefits of being close... More 

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