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Lyman Estate Greenhouses

185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452-5645
+1 781-891-4882 ext. 244
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Enchanting greenhouse

The house was interesting - not a typical heritage museum. The greenhouse is an excellent source of... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Catharine B
Port Perry, Canada
via mobile
Very Nice for Low Key Visit

Accommodating staff and peaceful setting. The greenhouses are not large, but make a pleasant spot... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Central Florida
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185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452-5645
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The house was interesting - not a typical heritage museum. The greenhouse is an excellent source of unique, interesting specimens at reasonable prices. Much better than the box stores!! Our tour guide of the mansion was excellent.

Thank Catharine B
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Accommodating staff and peaceful setting. The greenhouses are not large, but make a pleasant spot to visit.

Thank woodinlay
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It is easy to see that this is a place where they genuinely love and care about plants.Wished we could have spent more time there but the little time that we did taught us that plants(like all other living creatures )do thrive in a gentle...More

Thank sunmin462
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My cousin held her wedding at the estate. The grounds are beautiful, old school elegance. The lawns are open and well manicured and the flower beds are beautiful. The walls and greenhouses in the back create a beautiful flash into the past. The mansion itself...More

Thank NathanielGoodtimes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The growers of this greenhouse are very knowledgeable and friendly. Try seeking out the Mimosa Tree that sits back beyond the greenhouse, what a treat. This place is very interesting even for a novice. Please come and check it out. The house is beautiful and...More

Thank walthammom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

A nice house tour in a house, one of many, owned by Historic New England. Of all the houses I have visited that are owned of this organization, this was the least interesting.The furniture was not particularly special as the house is used as a...More

Thank bryguy350
Reviewed 24 May 2016

There is a beautiful greenhouse with lots of different plants and they sell beautiful hostas. Sometimes can be a great place just to walk around and relax.

Thank marialBoston
Reviewed 8 February 2016

good variety of plants, parking available, free but donations accepted, and plants for sale... small but nice

Thank Janelle M
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We attended a wedding here and have returned repeatedly to the calm and quiet of the fragrant greenhouses with antique plants dating from colonial times as well as younger specimens. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Our Meyer Lemon tree blooms often and produces the...More

Thank Serena C
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We went to a party here and the setting was incomparable. An old estate almost every room was open to the guests to explore. Furnished in period pieces it was a treat to actually sit and enjoy the rooms as they were once used, except...More

Thank OysterLove
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Karen M
5 November 2016|
Response from woodinlay | Reviewed this property |
The staff said late Feb or March was the best time for camell.ias