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Massachusetts Horticultural Society's The Gardens at Elm Bank

900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5725
+1 617-933-4900
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a disaster

We went to these gardens on Thursday. What a disaster. I love to garden. I would never attend to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pat L
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Boston, Massachusetts
Pretty

Great little park for walking and enjoying nature! They play soccer games there in the middle... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Cam O
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Mass Hort’s 36-acre hands-on Gardens at Elm Bank offers adults and children the opportunity to experience, enjoy and learn about plants and the environment. The site includes various garden spaces from the historic Italianate Garden to the educational New England Trial Garden to the whimsical Weezie’s Garden for Children. Several plant societies and garden clubs have also installed permanent demonstration and display gardens at the Gardens at Elm Bank.
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900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5725
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to these gardens on Thursday. What a disaster. I love to garden. I would never attend to my gardens like they attend to these! The spent flowers are trimmed like they must have whacked them all in one swoop, then left the spent...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Great little park for walking and enjoying nature! They play soccer games there in the middle. Would be a great affordable place for a wedding.

Thank Cam O
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This botanical garden is in need of much attention and money. Some of the gardens are in good shape and well designed such as the wonderful children's garden designed by Julie Messervy with a new entrance by John Forti, The Garden to Table Vegetable Garden...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The Gardens are wonderful but don't miss the paths in the woods along the Charles River. If you are in the woods in mid May thru June 5 ish there are some beautiful Lady Slippers.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Beautiful outdoor areas with walking trails by the Charles River and large fields frequented by soccer and other sports teams. Lovely facility for rental for events, and of course the gardens are stunning in season. Also - a couple of good sledding hills make this...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

The gardens at Elm Bank have come a long way in the last 15 years. They are beautifully and most often creatively planted but could most definitely receive better maintenance in season. It is wonderful to see such a varied assortment of gardens and plantings,...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

If you love nature and appreciate the work of human hands, then you’ll love visiting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts conservation land known as the Elm Bank, which also hosts the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and their Gardens. The lovely, rolling landscape, and the trails in the...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

The Gardens at Elm Bank keeps improving and growing. We went during early fall and explored the various areas of the garden. Our favorites were: - New England Trial Garden: A staff member explained that this is where they try new vegetables/perennials/annuals. When were here...More

Thank dwvs
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

We had an appointment in Wellesley and were looking for something to do beforehand that was nearby. We actually found this on Trip Advisor. The Gardens were absolutely beautiful, even in mid- September. There were also hiking trails through the woods which we looked at...More

Thank Dot13
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Mass Hort is a little piece of paradise hidden in Wellesley ( which in itself is a beautiful town). The gardens are well appointed, with labeling everywhere you go so you can duplicate in your own yard ( ya right) They offer lectures throughout out...More

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