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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
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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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Beautiful sanctuary to visit any time of the year! In the winter it is nice to find a quiet bench to sit and read in one of the garden rooms. In warmer weather it is a place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful sanctuary to visit any time of the year! In the winter it is nice to find a quiet bench to sit and read in one of the garden rooms. In warmer weather it is a place to hike the paths.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are regulars at the Botanical Garden. We have been there in spring, summer, fall, and winter and always find it so interesting and peaceful too. So many plantings and wild things to see at the Tower Hill Botanical Garden

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Boston
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I visited on a Saturday --- a "weather day" of rain, snow and sleet!!!! But we both really enjoyed --- the inside greenhouses were very "calming" --- even with the "outside weather"!!! The gift shop had some very fun and unique items --- I loved the amount and variety of seeds that were offered. We actually did... More 

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Thank Queensabode
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today was free admission, well for the tour not admission! $15 absolutely not! Not a member and probably may not consider! I left and went to Mt. Wachusett Mountain instead!

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

So sorry you were surprised to find we charge admission to enter our property. We generally offer one free admission day per year, usually on a Friday in July. We are a 175-year-old nonprofit dedicated to teaching visitors about the importance of plants and our natural world. Admission funds our year-round operation of our 30-year-old garden in Boylston. In essence,... More 

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lovely to visit especially in the spring and summer and fall. Panoramic vistas from the hill. Lovely place for light lunch and you can easily spend 2 hours on the grounds and inside exhibits. A real feel of being with nature and very educational.

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Thank miamisandy
Boston
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very pretty open space in Spring and Summer. Not sure it is worth the admission price more than once though. I heard their winter light show is wonderful though.

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Thank norrmo
Northborough, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a beautiful place to go all year long. In the winter, they have beautiful light displays. It is a beautiful place for a wedding as well.

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Loved spending the afternoon at Tower Hill. Many paths to choose from and diverse landscapes to see! Walking trough the woods and discovering the Romanesque gazebos was really neat. Highly recommend a visit.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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