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“Beautiful horticultural facility”

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Boylston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 Wild Rumpus.

Thank Colin M
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"formal gardens"
in 17 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 6 reviews
"central massachusetts"
in 9 reviews
"walking trails"
in 12 reviews
"wachusett reservoir"
in 26 reviews
"became members"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 23 reviews
"water features"
in 5 reviews
"year round"
in 9 reviews
"full bloom"
in 6 reviews
"unique items"
in 5 reviews
"early spring"
in 4 reviews
"special events"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 12 reviews
"worcester county"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews

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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!!

Thank weathergoddess2014
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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!

Thank Josh T
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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 also a good view over a body of water towards a suspension bridge.

If you like gardens well worth a visit.

Thank willf
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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 at the Twigs Cafe. We checked it out online and it's a great sounding menu, but you can't make reservations. well, 1:00 on a Thursday-we thought it would be fine and so we did not eat. There were plenty of empty tables indoors and out on the terrace. When the hostess finally looked up she said they were all filled and produced a clipboard with a list. Apparently they call your cell when a table is ready. We asked to be put on the list, but she said it was full. We asked if we could get a sandwich elsewhere in the garden no. We left, got out entrance fee back. But today I spoke to someone who said you can bring your own picnic-plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces. She apologized for the hostess. We'll be back, but won't chance the cafe.

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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