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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Address: 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008
Phone Number: +1 508-869-6111
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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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Relaxing, well kept, something different

The staff is helpful and friendly, and the grounds are beautiful and well kept. Various events add tremendously to the experience. The musical treats presented are not those... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Spiral54
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is helpful and friendly, and the grounds are beautiful and well kept. Various events add tremendously to the experience. The musical treats presented are not those commonly found and are of high quality. Over all the experience is an welcome change from the more common forms of relaxation and entertainment available in the area

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The title says it all really. You buy a ticket and are directed into a well run parking lot then you are free to wander at your leisure through a Christmas wonderland. Lights by the million, inspiration for your home lights a couple of warm conservatories as well. The gift shop carries some really nice gifts.

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West Boylston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exceptional gardens combined with the educated staff make this a true gem any season of the year!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a botanic garden and a learning experience. in addition to the external gardens there are internal gardens as well with a nice dinning experience that also is a multiple function facility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 2 young boys here when we were in town visiting family and needed to get out of the house and get some exercise. It was a cool, drizzly day, but the gardens and greenhouses were full of color. I've never seen such gorgeous plants in my life! The walking paths through the woods are very nice and... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patrick Dougherty is renown for his stickwork sculpture. His wonderful outdoor sculpture at Tower Hill is called the Wild Rumpus and is not to be missed. It is huge and enjoyed by children and grandparents alike. You can see people circling it and exploring the interiors, hiding and peeping in and out. We visited with old friends of ours from... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit, take a class, or shop in their store. Informative tours and tasting some of the fruits of labor that grow from the trees!!! Wonderfully Relaxing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had a meeting here and it was a great facility for the same. The views are great. Trails are well maintained. A great visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We should definitely visit during its peak season, but even at the end of October we enjoyed very much. So much more to see besides mostly gone outdoor flowers. That did not diminish the beauty of the garden, as there are two conservatories packed with beautiful indoor plants, a winter garden, amazing view from Belvedere overlook, and a long path... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today, had no idea this gem was only 27 miles from home. We became members after our walkabout, even signed up the family dog as a member. Could use a little more whimsy, most are the gardens are rather formal, green houses were astounding. Loved it.

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