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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008
+1 508-869-6111
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Lots of woods than flowers & plants

We went to this place, on hearsay, to spend the afternoon. We have seen many botanical gardens in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ramsdesk
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Westborough, Massachusetts
Lovely any time of the year

When showing off Central Massachusetts to visitors, we always go to Tower Hill. This Botanic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellen C
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Love to visit here in winter when it's cold and snowy outside. Always warm and inviting inside. The café is very good and always enjoy browsing the gift shop and the library. Many plants blooming inside with a few places to sit and enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We came here on a Sunday night for the Winter Reimagined holiday season. Neither of us knew what to expect. While the decorations were very pretty and it was nice to walk around the grounds, I have to say that I wasn't super impressed. We...More

Thank Rebecca N
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We visited recently to see the gardens decorated for the holidays. The lights were pretty, they did a great job inside with various trees they decorated and the tiny botanical village on display. Outdoors was spacious and generously decorated. The draw backs I felt were...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great place to visit all season long. Always some type of event or function happening which make it a great place to visit

1  Thank Howardru
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carolyndc452
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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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