Spring has truly sprung and now we can enjoy nature’s hard work in the form of flowers and gardens, not snow and sleet. Fortunately our great state has a ton of flower garden offerings so if your own thumb isn’t very green, you can still admire the handiwork of others at locations like Boston Public Garden, Tower Hill and beyond.
Flower Gardens in Beverly
572 Essex St.
Long Hill was the summer home of the famous author Ellery Sedgwick and his first wife, who just happened to be an accomplished gardener. Her talents are still celebrated today along the five acres of garden rooms that boast breathtaking accents. Enjoy the one mile trail that loops through the woods filled with spring pools and boulders. It is open year round, sunrise to sunset.
Flower Gardens in Boston
Boston Public Garden
4 Charles St.
Located right in the heart of the city, Boston Public Garden is a true treasure. It was established in 1837 and is home to over 80 species of plants and the popular Swan Boats. It’s a beautiful park to spend the afternoon and you might even spy a wedding procession as it’s gorgeous setting in which to get hitched. Whether you take a guided walking tour or blaze your own trail throughout the garden, you are sure to see many beautiful plants and sculptures. Guided tours run from May through September.
Flower Gardens in Boylston
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
P.O. Box 598
With amazing views of Mount Wachusett and the Wachusett Reservoir, this 132 acre garden is home to more than 350 species of trees, shrubs and flowers. The garden was founded by Worcester County Horticultural Society in 1986 and they plan to have it completely finished by 2040. The garden is open year round, Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm. They are also open on Monday holidays.
Flower Gardens in Framingham
Garden in the Woods
10 Hemenway Road
This beautiful garden is open Tuesday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays through October. The garden is 45 acres of lush land filled with New England’s wild flowers and plants. It offers a unique experience for both adults and children, leaving everyone feeling as though they just walked through a real-life fairytale.
Flower Gardens in Jamaica Plain
The gardens were designed in the late 1800s so there’s a great deal of history involved in this particular arboretum. The 265 acre park is a major center for plant research with more than 14,000 woody plants that represent 5,000 botanical classifications. It is open year round daily, sunrise to sunset.
Flower Gardens in New Bedford
Roth-Jones Duff House and Garden Museum
396 County St.
The property is surrounded by a formal boxwood rose parterre garden, a cutting garden, a boxwood specimen garden and more. William Rotch Jr. designed the different spaces with the help of his gardener. Rotch was interested in the cultivation of pears and shared his love for gardening with his son-in-law, making it a true family affair.
Flower Gardens in Sandwich
Heritage Museums & Garden
67 Grove St.
Enjoy 100 acres of trees, shrubs, beautiful flowers and more. The gardens are full of vibrant flower colors, creative garden designs and outdoor discovery. The gardens are beautiful any time of the year (yes, even during the cold months). In the winter you can actually enjoy the bright berries, noble evergreens and beautiful heathers.
Flower Gardens in Wellesley
Walter Hunnewell Arboretum
845 Washington St.
Home of H. H. Hunnewell, the arboretum is home to more than 500 species of woody plants. In the specialty greenhouses, there are more than 1000 plant species featured. The estate has been cared for by six generations of the Hunnewell family.
Flower Gardens in West Tisbury
The Polly Hill Arboretum
809 State Road
The Arboretum is a perfect place to spend an afternoon if you are looking to go on a quiet walk or want to have a special outing with friends in the garden. They are open every day from sunrise to sunset. Guided tours are available daily from July to August at 10am. Families can also try their Family Explorer Backpacks that are available at the Visitor Center. They are a fun and educational way to tour the Arboretum.