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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008
+1 508-869-6111
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Winter Reimagined

We came here on a Sunday night for the Winter Reimagined holiday season. Neither of us knew what to... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Rebecca N
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good not great

We visited recently to see the gardens decorated for the holidays. The lights were pretty, they did... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Pam B
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Upton, 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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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 6 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

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We enjoyed a winter afternoon at Tower Hill. The greenhouses are gorgeous, and it was wonderful to explore the tropical plants in bloom, despite the brisk weather outside. The Christmas decorations were a treat. We did explore some of the grounds, and really enjoyed the...More

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Best Christmas Light Show every, better than ever. Very large and beautiful, lights everywhere inside and and out! These gardens are wonderful all year long! Please go see, you will not be sorry!!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Bring your hiking shoes and enjoy the wonderful trails, winding around woods, fields, meadows, and sculptures. Lunch on the cafe patio is a perfect break before touring the pristine gardens and conservatories!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I happened to spot the signs for this garden whilst travelling on the I84-E and we are pleased that we made the short detour to visit. This botanical garden is subdivided into a number of smaller gardens and has a couple of 'greenhouses'. There is...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had been here years ago one spring-it's over an hour drive-and thought we'd check it out for fall colors. We recalled both indoors and outdoors as spectacular. And they are! This would be 5 stars if not for the unpleasant experience with the hostess...More

Thank Katherine p
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Robert B, Public Relations Manager at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi Katherine, We appreciate your feedback and willingness to give Tower Hill another try. Twigs Cafe is in a brief transition period and you should notice a difference the next time you visit. Please let us know what you think when you return.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The gardens are so huge that it is hard to see them all in one day. It would be wonderful to get a membership and visit this area once a season because there would be something different to see each time. The buildings have different...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Always some flowers or trees or beautiful at Tower Hill. The Orangerie is decorated with flowers, large plants or set for a wedding.

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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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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
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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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