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New England Gardens

Public gardens of all types are found from one end of New England to another. They range from formal and traditional, like the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in Hartford, Connecticut, to the wide and whimsical, like the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. Rhododendrons bloom wild at a park in southern New Hampshire and butterflies have their own garden habitats in parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In all the warm months, garden clubs host local garden tours of places as private and lavish as the homes of Newport, Rhode Island, and elsewhere.

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Mapleview Gardens - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Gardens in bloom add to the beauty of this lakeside resort nestled in the hills of Vermont

Every season in Vermont is beautiful, but when gardens are in bloom, the burst of colors seems to make everything special. At the Lake Morey Resort, the Maple View Garden and Hemlock Garden add that extra touch to a picturesque resort. They’re the perfect place for weddings and other special events as well as for quiet contemplation or short strolls. Some of the resort’s 130 rooms and suites have garden views. Outdoor activities at the resort include lawn games, bocce ball, tennis, hiking, biking and, of course, lots of lake activities. There’s a championship golf course, a putting green, swing set and play structure. Or, you might just want to sit outside in the fresh mountain air and finally finish that book.
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Green Animals Topiary Gardens

380 Cory's Lane off Route 114 Portsmouth, RI, 02871 Phone: 401-847-1000

Popular gardens are in Portsmouth, but part of the family of Newport Mansions. Giant animals shaped from bushes. One of Rhode Island's the Newport area's most beloved outdoor attractions. See full description of Green Animals Topiary Gardens.
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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

139 Saint Gaudens Road Cornish, NH, 03745 Phone: 603-675-2175

This property displays the works of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The property also includes lovely gardens and walking trails.
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Osborne Homestead Museum

500 Hawthorne Avenue (near Osbornedale State Park) Derby, CT, 06418 Phone: 203-734-2513

This 1850 estate offers several gardens, including an English rock garden and formal rose garden. Inside, visitors will find art and antiques collections. $1 donation is requested from visitors.

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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

101 Ferry Road / Route 114 Bristol, RI, 02809 Phone: 401-253-2707

The magnificent English country mansion on a hilltop above Narragansett Bay has wonderful gardens and lots of seasonal events, classes, and demonstration at which guests may enjoy them. A Giant Sequoia and centennial rose grace the many garden plots and winding paths.
See full description of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum.
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Prescott Park

Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH Phone: 603-431-2000

This very pretty city park is located within easy walking distance from the center of Portsmouth, and on the banks of the Piscataqua River, which is always lively with views of fishing boats, tugboats, cruises and other watercraft. The parks is across the street from Strawbery Banke Museum, where costumed interpreters describe life in the neighborhood over four centuries. Prescott Park has very large flowerbed and demonstration gardens. The park also hosts a big schedule of outdoor concerts and plays for kids throughout the summer.
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Florence Griswold Museum Gardens

96 Lyme Street Lyme, CT Phone: 860-434-5542

In the early 20th century, Florence Griswold’s boarding house in Old Lyme was the hub of one of the most important summer art colonies in America. Visitors may explore the beautiful property alongside the Lieutenant River and walk through the “old-fashioned” historic gardens.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed on major holidays.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $9; students, $8; free of children under age 12. Information:
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Fuller Gardens

10 Willow Avenue North Hampton, NH, 03862 Phone: 603-964-5414

Flowers bloom from May to September at this Colonial-style garden. See full description of Fuller Gardens.
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Fells Historic Estate and Gardens

Route 103A / P.O. Box 276 Newbury, NH, 03255 Phone: 603-763-4789

This historic home overlooking Lake Sunapee has beautiful perennial and rose gardens, a heather bed and a lily pool of Japanese design. Grounds and gardens are accessible in all seasons, and tours are offered in the warm seasons.
See full description of The Fells.
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Berkshire Botanical Garden

Routes 102 and 183 Stockbridge, MA, 01262 Phone: 413-298-3926

A center for horticultural and environmental education, this 15-acre public garden features intimate country landscapes, colorful perennial and annual gardens, a terraced herb garden, pond garden, rock garden, ornamental vegetable garden, display greenhouse, woodland interpretive trail and gift shop. Collections emphasize plants that thrive in the Berkshires. Open May – October.
See a full description on our Garden page.
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Naumkeag

Prospect Hill Road Stockbridge, MA, 01262 Phone: 413-298-3239

Bathe yourself in the sweet air of these vast gardens, identifying herbs, perennials, and annuals that settlers treasured. See full description of Naumkeag
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Glebe House and Gertrude Jekyll Garden

Hollow Road / P.O. Box 245 Woodbury, CT, 06798 Phone: 203-263-2855

Farmhouse built in 1740 is set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury’s village center. It offers a glimpse of Revolutionary War-era Connecticut. Birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the New World and graced by the only existing American garden planned by Gertrude Jekyll.
Hours: May-October, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; November, weekends only, 1–4 p.m. Fee charged.
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Kirkwood Gardens of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

900 Route 3 Holderness, NH Phone:

This informal garden is open to the public daily at no cost. Perennial lants are abundant, attracting bees, butterflies, and birds of many species.
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Mytoi

Dike Road, Chappaquiddick Island Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 02568 Phone: 508-627-7689

This is one of the best garden visits in New England. A beautiful Japanese-style garden in the pine forests of equally beautiful Martha's Vineyard. See a full description on our Gardens page.
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Rhododendron State Park

424 Rockwood Pond Road Fitzwilliam, NH, 03447 Phone: 603-532-8862

Magnificent rhododendron grove and wildflower trail

Named a National Natural Landmark in 1982, this rhododendron garden produces a glorious show at peak time in July. A nearby wildflower trail blooms from spring through fall.
Trail information.
Trail maps.
See full description of Rhododendron State Park.
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Harkness Memorial State Park

275 Great Neck Road / State Route 213 Waterford, CT, 06385 Phone: 860-443-5725

Beautiful seaside gardens; Roman Classical Revival Mansion open for tours in summer

This park is on the edge of Long Island Sound, occupying the property of the former Harkness family estate. The 230 acres include vast lawns, trees and wonderful gardens. Also, the family’s summer mansion known as Eolia. It is a Roman Renaissance Classical Revival-style mansion with 40 rooms, a pergola, and a carriage house (support complex). Lush gardens, including an Alpine rock garden, surround the mansion, which is open for tours from Memorial to Labor Day.
Property is open year-round, daily, from 8 a.m. to sunset. Parking fees are charged. The Verkades gate is for pedestrian access only. - Park Map
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Cathedral of the Pines

10 Hale Hill Road Rindge, NH, 03461 Phone: 603-899-3300

This peaceful mountain memorial honor Americans who died serving their country in World War II. The central altar, called the Altar of the Nation, is situated on a hilltop with a panoramic view of the Grand Monadnock
See full description at our New Hampshire gardens pages.
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Bedrock Gardens

45 High Road Lee, NH Phone:

Called an oasis of art, horticulture, and inspiration. Bedrock Gardens is a privately owned property where the public is invited to tour and visit on Open Gardens Weekends six months of the year. The huge variety of garden plots includes a parterre garden, a swaleway, funnel gardens, an allee, the shrubaria, the GrassAcre, Belgian Fence, rock gardens, the coop and wave, a paddock garden, and more. Many special events include topics like beekeeping, ballroom dancing, and learning about caterpillars, native plants and pollinators. Printable map. Parking is a small lot on the property, supplemented by free shuttle vans for and from Mastway School, 23 Mast Road, Lee, leaving every 15 minutes.
Hours: Open Garden Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Check garden website for Open Garden Days.
Admission: $10 suggested donation for adults.
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Gardens Drive Boothbay, ME, 04537 Phone: 207-633-8000

New England’s largest botanical garden features acres of spectacular ornamental gardens and stonework, waterfront and woodland trails, a beautiful visitor center with café and gift shop, and a shorefront Fairy House Village – all on 248 acres of coastal landscape. Special events and programs for all ages, year-round, include a house and garden tour, book fair, Maine Fairy House Festival, Kitchen Garden Series, college horticulture courses, and more.
Hours: Open daily from May 1-October 23, 9am - 5pm.
Admission: Adults $22; Seniors & Vets $18; Students 18+ with ID $15, Children 3-17 $10, Under 3 Free. Family Pass (2 Adult/2Children) $55. Memberships available and include free admission.
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Spohr Gardens

45 Fells Road Falmouth, MA Phone:

This six-acre garden is on the shore of Oyster Pond. A walk on the paths and trails will take you close to beds of daffodils, rhododendrons, azaleas, lilies. There is a parking lot.
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Acton Arboretum

2 Taylor Road Acton, MA Phone:

This public conservation area has a many gardens and a trail system through meadows, woodland ponds, and through a bog. The herb garden, butterfly garden, hosta garden, daylily garden, rhododendron garden, lilac fragrance garden, and a pond planting are wheelchair-accessible. There are three major trails at the Acton Arboretum has three major trails, with many interconnected paths. The trails are the Orchard Loop, Wildflower Loop, and the Highland/Bog Loop. A trail connects to the Arboretum from the Town Green, traveling parallel to Taylor Road. Parking is available at the Arboretum’s main entrance, off Taylor Road. FAQs. Arboretum Map.
Hours: Open year-round; daily; dawn to dusk. There is no admission charge.
Gardens at Justin Smith Morrill Homestead - Strafford, VT
Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site Gardens

214 Justin Morrill Memorial Hwy. Strafford, VT Phone:

A native of Stafford, Justin Morrill entered politics in 1854 and served in the United States House of Representatives and Senate for nearly 44 years. His homestead is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the gardens during daylight hours at no cost, with the help of outdoor interpretive signs, including images and maps.
Morrill’s own designs for the gardens follow the principles of the romantic landscape movement in America. Walkers will find serpentine walkways, arabesque beds planted with colorful annuals, and historic trees like the Magnolia kobus and Norway spruce. The kitchen garden has perennials, herbs, roses, dwarf fruit trees, and vegetables. Many of the original plantings made by Morrill survive.
Hours: The house is open May through October; the gardens are open for self-guided walks year-round, dawn to dusk.
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Garden in the Woods

180 Hemenway Road Framingham, MA, 01701 Phone: 508-877-7630

The New England Wild Flower Society maintains this garden, the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the northeastern United States.  New England’s premier wildflower garden has more than 1,000 native plant species, with many rare specimens, as well as the unique New England Rare Plant Garden.
Hours: Mid-April-October 31; Tuesdays through Sundays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. After October, trails close for the season. Museum Shop remains open with winter hours. Guided walks offered free with admission Tuesdays through Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults over age 18, $10; seniors over age 65, $7; youths age 3-17, $5
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest Street Hartford, CT, 06105 Phone: 860-522-9258

Victorian-era gardens on glorious display at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

At the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, interesting things to look at are found outside as well as inside. Inside the center, exhibits inform visitors about the life of the famous activist, abolitionist and author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Outside, the gardens are instructive about the author’s knowledge of and appreciation for Victorian-era flowers and plantings. The gardens, one of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, include a woodland garden, a wildflower meadow, a high Victorian texture garden, heritage roses and and formal color-coordinated gardens. The property also includes the state’s largest magnolia tree and a dogwood that is more than 100 years old.
Long Hill

572 Essex Street Beverly, MA, 01915 Phone: 978-921-1944

This federal-style brick house is surrounded by carefully designed gardens in the form of individual spaces, or garden rooms. The property is surrounded by woods, an orchard, and farm fields. Open year-round, daily, to visitors. See full listing for Long Hill.
Hildene Gardens - Manchester, VT
Hildene Gardens

1005 Hildene Road Manchester, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-1788

This Georgian Revival mansion was built in 1908 by Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln who served as chairman of the Pullman Company. The formal garden was designed by Jessie Lincoln, grad-daughter of President Abraham Lincoln, in 1908. The pattern of the garden is meant to resemble a stained glass window. Among the ornamental plants in the formal garden, you will find flowers especially attractive to bees and butterflies.
Hours: Open year-round; daily; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
General Admission: Over age 16, $23; youth age 6 to 16, $6. This includes self-guided tours of the house, Hildene Farm, the Pullman car Sunbeam, Dene Farm and about 12 miles of walking trails.
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Path of Life Sculpture Garden

36 Park Road Windsor, VT, 05089 Phone: 802-674-9933

The Path of Life is a public sculpture garden that tells the story of the great circle of life. Eighteen works of art symbolize the human journey from birth to death. The garden is located on 14 acres of trails, wildflower fields, and open spaces on the bank of the Connecticut River. The garden is the creation of Terry McDonnell, whose model for the garden was The Life of Man, a Japanese garden in Kildare, Ireland. Among the objects that McDonnell has assembled for the garden are hemlock trees that compose the maze of Adventure, a large granite Buddha for Contemplation, and a five-piece, 25-foot-tall, band representing Creativity, made from driftwood from California’s Russian River. Fun for adults and kids. Path of Life Garden is on property adjacent to Great River Outfitters and managed by GRO.
Hours: Year-round, daily, dawn to dusk.
Admission: Age 12 and older, $6; age 4 to 12, $3
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens - Hartford, CT
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

Corner of Prospect Avenue and Asylum Avenue Hartford, CT Phone: 860-231-9443

The park’s world famous rose garden is the oldest municipally operated rose garden in the country. The two-and-a half-acre rose garden has 15,000 plants in about 800 varieties of roses. The park is also home to a rock garden and specialized gardens of annuals, herbs, and perennials. Restrooms are in the Pond House Café building, open daily except Mondays. Picnicking is welcome, but fires are not allowed.
Hours: Year-round, daily, dawn to dusk.
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Boston Public Garden

Boylston, Arlington, Beacon and Charles Streets Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 617-635-4505

The Boston Public Garden, located in the heart of Boston, is adjacent to the Boston Commons. Together, these two parks are the northern end of the Emerald Necklace, a long string of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The Public Garden is bounded on the south by Boylston Street, on the west by Arlington Street, on the north by Beacon Street, and on the east by Charles Street, which divides the Public Garden from the Boston Common.
The Public Garden contains formal plantings and a four-acre lake where the Swan Boats, a famous Boston tourist attraction, operate. People can sit in the ornamental swan-shaped boats, which are pedaled around the lake by a guide. A famous feature of the Boston Public Gardens is a set of bronze statues based on the main characters from the children's story Make Way for Ducklings.
Wickham Park

1329 West Middle Turnpike Manchester, CT, 06040 Phone: 860-528-0856

Located in Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut, Wickham Park has 250 acres of meticulously created gardens, along with sprawling fields, woods, ponds, picnic sites, and sports fields. Plant lovers and admirers of nature's splendor are sure to appreciate six themed ornamental gardens.
Hours: Early April through October; 9:30 a.m.-sunset .
Admission: Parking fee is $4 weekdays and $5 weekends.

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center - Providence, RI
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

1000 Elmwood Avenue Cranston, RI, 02907 Phone: 401-785-9450

Roger Williams Park is a 430-acre Victorian park with a zoo, museum of natural history and planetarium, carousel, casino, and historic buildings. The Roger Williams Park Botanical Gardens is an indoor garden space and a multi-level glass and steel conservatory, rising from a complex of visitor facilities. During a visit to the Botanical Center, visitors can relax by a waterfall, enjoy the fragrance of flowers from around the world, take a child on a scavenger hunt, or bring a camera or sketch pad.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Last ticket will be sold at 3:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $3; children age 6-12, $1. Group rates can be booked for 10 or more people.
Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

Off Nathan Ellis Hwy. East Falmouth, MA, 02536 Phone: 508-362-7475

This preserve features groves of holly, as well as a colony of barn swallows. Self-guided trails take visitors through the sanctuary. Open May-August. See full description of Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary.
Colonial Revival Garden at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum - Wethersfield, CT
Colonial Revival Garden of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT, 06109 Phone: 860-529-0612

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is composed of four historic homes from the 18th century. Tours and special events take place all year. The Webb House garden was a prototypical of Colonial Revival gardens dating from the 1920s. It was created by landscape designer Amy Cogswell.
Museum Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am - 4pm ; Sunday 1-4pm. The gardens are open to public viewing while the museum is open.
Mohegan Park Rose Garden

20 Park Center Road Norwich, CT Phone: 860-823-3798

Nice urban park for walking, swimming, field sports. Park is famous for its grand rose garden.

This is the Rose City and a formal rose garden is one of many features -- including a swimming beach and walks -- in this delightful urban park. For more information check our State & Local Parks page.
Gardens at Park-McCullough Historic Estate - North Bennington, VT
Park-McCullough Historic Estate

1 Park Street North Bennington, VT, 05257 Phone: 802-442-5441

This historic home has a lovely property with gardens and a woods walk for the public to enjoy.
Botanic Garden of Smith College

15 College Lane Northampton, MA, 01063 Phone: 413-585-2740

Discover the natural splendor of the plant kingdom within this fantasy-like collection of plants. See a full description on our Gardens page.
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Thankful Arnold House

Hayden Hill Road, off Route 154 Haddam, CT, 06438 Phone: 860-345-2400

This three-story, 1794 home has been restored to reflect the lifestyle and furnishings of the period. A garden on the property features herbs, vegetables, and flowers.
The house’s gardens were redesigned in the 1980s in the Colonial Revival style with granite-edged beds and gravel paths, using plants commonly grown in 1830. Most of the garden is now devoted to herbs used for cooking, medicine, dyeing, fragrance and other household uses. Over 50 varieties of herbs are planted in the garden, including many of the ones Thankful Arnold would have used.
Hours: Open year-round - Wednesdays 9am - 3pm, Thursdays 2-8pm, Fridays Noon-3pm, and Sundays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day 1-4pm.
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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 Phone: 617-524-1718

This 265-acre site is part of the emerald necklace of Boston parks designed in the late 1800s by Frederick Law Olmsted. The arboretum is a major center for plant research, with about 14,000 woody plants representing nearly 5,000 botanical classifications. The Visitor Center has maps and self-guided tour brochures; exhibits about the Arboretum and plants, and seasonal art exhibitions; a shop featuring books and educational items for children and adults; activities for children; and restrooms.
Hours: The grounds are open daily year-round, sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center is currently closed until further notice. Admission is always Free.
Wildflower Garden - Green Briar Nature Center - East Sandwich, MA
Green Briar Nature Center and Thornton W. Burgess Society

6 Discovery Hill Road East Sandwich, MA, 02537 Phone: 508-888-6870

This nature center, library, and gardens is a remembrance of the works of Thornton Burgess, a popular children’s write of the early 1900s. Visitors can enjoy a wildflower garden and lots of nature activities for parents and children.
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Shelburne Museum

U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10 Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3346

Shelburne Museums is well-known for its historic paddlewheel steam boat and art exhibits, but the lavish grounds also contain magnificent gardens. Twenty gardens add splashes of color and natural beauty to the museum grounds throughout the season, from hundreds of lilacs and peonies in the spring to thousands of daylilies in the summer. Perennial and annual gardens, even an heirloom vegetable garden, are favorite attractions. A few of the gardens are the Danby Fountain Garden, where colorful annuals flow from decorative garden ornamentation; the Circus Building Daylily Garden; the Diamond Barn Garden, where bright blossoms shine against a backdrop of warm wood; Owl Cottage Garden, a playful pathway of zinnias; and the Hat and Fragrance Garden, with plants and herbs traditionally used for fragrances and dyes.
Hours: Open Tues-Sun May 15 through late October, 10am - 5pm.
Museum Admission: Adults $25, Ages 13-17 $14, Ages 5-12 $12, Under 5 Free. Discounts available for VT residents, students, seniors, Museum or AAA members, and active military.
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The Elms

367 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-1000

A National Historic Landmark, The Elms is a French-style chateau built in 1901 by architect Horace Trumbauer as a summer house for millionaire entrepreneur Edward Julius Berwind. It contains every technological marvel of its time, and was one of the first Newport houses to be fully electrified. The estate includes a 10-acrre park and elaborate sunken garden. Consult mansion website for public hours, which may change seasonally.
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Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary

Highland Spring Road Lewiston, ME, 04240 Phone: Toll-Free: 888-363-0007

This 372-acre wildlife preserve is a project of the Stanton Bird Club for more than eight decades. Located high -- 510 feet -- above Lewiston, the sanctuary is a forested peak surrounded on three sides by urban and suburban development. The "Crag," as this property is locally known, is used by environmental biologists and others. Public recreation at Thorncrag includes birdwatching, picnicking, hiking, walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, nature photography. Dogs are prohibited.
Lyman Estate Greenhouses in Waltham. MA
Lyman Estate and Greenhouses

185 Lyman Street Waltham, MA, 02452 Phone: 781-891-1985

The Lyman Estate Greenhouses is complex of four greenhouses consists of an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house, and a 1930 sales greenhouse where visitors can purchase plants to take home. Rare orchids covered with exotic flowers bloom throughout the year. The expert horticultural staff offers advice and assistance with plant selection and culture. The greenhouse specializes in orchids, exotic house plants, citrus fruits, camellias, and herbs. Five large specialty plant sales are held during the year.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am - 4pm
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Wellesley College Botanic Garden

106 Central Street Wellesley, MA, 02481 Phone: 781-283-3094

The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens include thousands of plants from more than 150 plant families. The greenhouses accommodate plants from a variety of habitats around the world. The outdoor spaces of the gardens are open daily, dawn to dusk. The Ferguson Greenhouses are open daily, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except during the summer. The greenhouses are closed on Saturday and Sunday from mid-June to late August. To bring a large group to the greenhouses, please email or call to arrange your visit.
Hours: Outdoor gardens are open daily, including holidays, 8am - 4pm. The Visitor Center and Greenhouses are currently closed to the public and will reopen later in 2022.
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Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA, 02563 Phone: 508-888-3300

Historic families and noble enterprises meet in the Garden

Here are 100 spectacular acres of trees, shrubs, beautiful flowers and sweeping lawns. This extraordinary environment offers unmatched horticulture, garden design, outdoor discovery, the exhibition of great collections and a year-round blaze of vibrant color. The region’s moderate temperatures and rainfall mean happy plants totaling more than 500 cultivars spread over Heritage in the Labyrinth, the Hart Family Garden Maze, Hidden Hollow, Flume Fountain, the Parade Field, the Wicked Plants Garden, and the Windmill Garden where some of the most spectacular blooms can be found. Enjoy garden-related workshops, lectures, and activities throughout the year. Three gallery buildings house special and permanent exhibitions. Plan a special event or group tour and be sure to visit the Shop at Heritage.
Maudslay State Park

Curzon Mill Road Newburyport, MA Phone: 978-465-7223

Great place to walk in all seasons, with beautiful 19-century gardens and plants, and showy displays of large beds of mountain laurel in summer and rhododendron and azalea in in May and June. See full description of Maudslay State Park.
Ashintully Gardens

Sodem and Main Roads Tyringham, MA, 01238 Phone: 413-298-3239

A rushing stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising meadows are blended into an arrangement of both formal and informal beauty. Garden features include the fountain pond, pine park, rams head terrace, bowling green, regency bridge, and trellis triptych. See full description of Ashintully Gardens

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