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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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Great cooking demo in the middle of winter!

In addition to seeing the inside gardens, we attended a cooking demo/tasting. Steve Champagne, Executive Chef, Niche Hospitality Group (Block 5 Bistro, Bocado & Mezcal) cooked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Milford, Massachusetts
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Milford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In addition to seeing the inside gardens, we attended a cooking demo/tasting. Steve Champagne, Executive Chef, Niche Hospitality Group (Block 5 Bistro, Bocado & Mezcal) cooked pan roasted salmon with rustic winter salad and maple grain mustard pan dressing. For the hour demo and small tasting, the fee was $5. After the demo, we walked through the various green houses.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I get good ideas for my garden from here. Nice indoor displays as well. Easy to get to from 290, Rt 9 and 495

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours looking at all the beautiful lights. The lights were fantastic. Inside was absolutely gorgeous with more lights and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. They made it fun for the kids by having a scavenger hunt. It was very cold and windy outside. We looked at all the lights out front then went inside to enjoy everything inside... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early for Winter Reimagined and needed to kill time in the area. Eventually found a nice local bar for a cup of coffee and returned for the impressive lighting displays throughout the gardens. One of the further displays was exceptionally well done with projected lighting illuminating the tall trees to create a magical effect. The café dining included... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winter Reimagined is charging members an additional fee for entry with timed tickets? Not sure who they think they are- not like thousands are lining up or anything. It's not like this additional fee has any music or food associated with it...just lights and Christmas decor...hmmmm...it is open during the day for the regular fee, which is plenty...

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

We are thankful for your feedback and will take it into consideration as we plan for this and other future events. Our night-time winter lights display is a special event that helps us run year-round operations and the kind of nonprofit work that helps people, including inner city children and those with mobility challenges, reap the benefits of being close... More 

Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tower Hill is one of those special, local places. I have been there for a variety of events, and each visit has left me with something different and/or special to reflect upon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just go here. Make sure to walk past the end of the building out to the gazebo. The view of Mt. Wachusett over the reservoir is amazing.

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Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Garden is a passion for many. For those who occasionally dabble in plant usage, the Garden is an encouraging resource. One can get information from its LIBRARY, consult staff and volunteers, or wander the facility for ideas. The Mission is to inspire in each of us, the energy to make our lives more interesting through the use of botanicals.... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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