New England has a number of wonderful public gardens to delight the senses and pique the interest of avid and occasional gardeners alike. Plan a trip today and enjoy these wonderful 'local' resources.
125 Arborway, Boston, MA, 02130-3500 phone: 617.524.1718
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world's leading centers for the study of plants. A unique blend of beloved public landscape and respected research institution, they provide and support world-class research, horticulture and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation and preservation of trees.
Worcester County Horticultural Society 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA, 01505 phone: 508.869.6111
Tower Hill Botanic Garden encompasses 132 acres of gardens, meadows and woodland trails with a seasonal display of over 95,000 flowering bulbs. You'll also find 350 varieties of trees and shrubs in the verdant Lawn Garden, 119 heirloom apple varieties in the amazing Harrington Orchard, and countless perennials, unique annuals and interesting vegetables in the charming Cottage Garden.
Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME, 04537 phone: 207.633.4333
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was founded in 1991 by a group of mid-coast Maine residents who envisioned ornamental gardens, protected natural landscapes, and education and research programs. Today it is the largest botanical garden in New England encompassing over 240 acres and one of a very few gardens with saltwater frontage nearly a mile of waterfront property!
New England Wildflower Society 80 Hemenway Road North Framingham, MA, 01701 phone: 508/877-7630
The New England Wildflower Society promotes conservation of North American native plants through education, research, horticulture, habitat preservation, and advocacy. This ever-changing living museum - New England's premier wildflower garden - has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique "New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants."