Gardens to Visit across Boston, Cape Cod & the South Coast

8 Tranquil Gardens to Visit

Looking for a colorful and breathtaking escape? These gardens offer peace, tranquility and an oasis from the outside world.

Heritage Museums & Gardens | SandwichGardens to Visit across Boston, Cape Cod & the South Coast

67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Heritage Museums & Gardens offers 100 spectacular acres of trees and shrubs, designed gardens, exquisite flowers and sweeping lawns. The gardens are a delight any time of year. Spring features showy Dexter Rhododendrons and flowering trees, while summer boasts brilliant hydrangeas and dazzling daylilies. Autumn highlights blazing foliage and the fall-blooming Franklinia.

Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University | Jamaica Plain

125 Arborway
Boston, MA

Arnold Arboretum was established in 1872 when a New Bedford Whaling Merchant left a portion of his estate to Harvard College. Today, the Arboretum occupies 281 acres of land in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. From the time of its founding, the Arboretum has maintained a complete record system to track every plant in the ground. Stop by to visit or have a guided tour.

Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens | New BedfordGardens to Visit across Boston, Cape Cod & the South Coast

787 Shawmut Avenue
New Bedford, MA, 02746

In the heart of New Bedford lies the former nursery of Allen C. Haskell: six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings, and more than half an acre of greenhouse space. The late Allen C. Haskell, a lifelong New Bedford resident and famed horticulturalist, assembled the property over more than 30 years, creating a truly unique and successful nursery.

Highfield Hall & Gardens | Falmouth

56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA, 02540

This magnificently restored 1878 family estate opened as a museum and historic site in 2006. Two magnificent gardens are ready to be explored and enjoyed.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden | BoylstonGardens to Visit across Boston, Cape Cod & the South Coast

11 French Drive
Boylston, MA, 01505

With 17 distinct gardens on 171 acres, much of it preserved as woodland and open space, Tower Hill is dedicated to the cultivation and display of some of the most exquisite plants in the world. Incorporated in 1842 as a non-profit, it remains the third oldest horticultural society in the United States.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Boston

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA, 02115

A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, Gardner’s home is now a museum. Gardens are an integral part of the Gardner Museum experience. Visitors are greeted by a magnificent display of flowers and plants in the Dorothy McGee Greenhouse. Visitors are welcome to stroll the courtyard and greenhouse to get a closer look at the plants.

Brewster Gardens | PlymouthGardens to Visit across Boston, Cape Cod & the South Coast

30 Water Street
Plymouth, MA, 02360

Created in the early 1920s, the park covers the original garden plot that was granted to Elser William Brewster in 1620. The park contains a stainless steel sculpture honoring Plymouth’s immigrant settlers. Town Brook, is a 1.5-mile stream running through Brewster Gardens that provided drinking water to the Pilgrims who made their homes adjacent to the brook on Leyden Street.

The Gardens at Elm Bank | Wellesley

Gardens to Visit across Boston, Cape Cod & the South Coast

900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA

Stewarded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Gardens at Elm Bank combines  a blend of historic and contemporary gardens to demonstrate how plants and design are a part of everyday life. Be sure to bring the kids who will love Weezie’s Garden for Children!

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