Northeast Gardens

A Garden Walk for All Seasons

Seasonal Walk at the New York Botanical Garden Armchair gardeners everywhere can stroll along the famous New York Botanical Garden’s Seasonal Walk and watch what promises to be a truly inspired garden installation take shape over four seasons. Linger as long as you want. In fact, if you want to go back and see April’s […]

Albertson: Clark Botanic Garden

Albertson, New York Clark Botanic Garden A 12-acre living museum and educational facility. Collections at the garden include native spring wildflowers, conifers, roses, perennials, daylilies, wetland plants, rock garden plants, herbs, butterfly plants, medicinal plants and over a dozen collections of particular plant families. [ info ]

Augusta: Pine Tree State Arboretum

Augusta, Maine Pine Tree State Arboretum The plant collection contains over 300 species or varieties of trees and shrubs. The forested portion of the Arboretum is a certified Tree Farm Demonstration Area containing many of Maine’s native trees. [ info ]

Beverly: Long Hill

Beverly, Massachusetts Long Hill Long Hill was the summer home of Ellery Sedgwick, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and his first wife, Mabel Cabot Sedgwick, a horticulturist, gardener, and author who designed and planted the original gardens. After her death in 1937, Sedgwick’s second wife, the former Marjorie Russell, added to the gardens, including unusual […]

Boothbay: Costal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Boothbay, Maine Costal Maine Botanical Gardens Voted #1 botanical garden in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com, this 250-acre landscape has more than two miles of walks, trails, and drives providing access to the gardens and the natural areas. Along the popular Shore Walk, is the Fern Garden, the Wetlands Garden and the native plant Shoreland Garden. […]

Boylston: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston, Massachusetts Tower Hill Botanic Garden The Frank L. Harrington Sr. Orchard displays 238 trees of 119 pre-twentieth century apple varieties. Other offerings include the Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Cottage Garden, Vegetable Garden, Wildlife Garden, Wildlife Refuge Pond and Systematic Garden. [ info ]

Bristol: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Bristol, Rhode Island Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Blithewold’s 33 acres overlook Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The sweeping 10-acre lawn stops at the water’s edge and is the perfect setting for more than 1500 trees and shrubs that grow along its borders. There are nearly 300 different kinds of woody plants in the collection, […]

Bronx: New York Botanical Garden

Aquatic Plants Gallery in the Conservatory, NYBG

The New York Botanical Garden, “an advocate for the plant kingdom.”

Bronx: Wave Hill

Bronx, New York Wave Hill Located on 28 acres in the northwest Bronx and originally built as a country home in 1843, Thomas Henry Huxley, Charles Darwin, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and conductor Arturo Toscanini have all visited the gardens at Wave Hill. The award-winning gardens include an English garden, an herb garden, an aquatic […]

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Botanical Garden Winter weekdays admission is free. Chase Away the Winter Blues tours are offered at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month until March by licensed psychotherapist and veteran Garden guide Lynne Spevack. Each month’s tour features a special seasonal topic, including deciduous trees of winter, texture and […]

Bryn Mawr: American College Arboretum

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania American College Arboretum The 35-acre campus of the American College has been carefully developed as an arboretum. The inventory includes about 600 trees of a wide variety of species. [ info ]

Buffalo: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Buffalo, New York Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Visit Olmsted’s South Park, the 1899 tri-domed glass conservatory building, and the Victorian-style gardens, including:Gardens Under Glass: Palm Dome, Dinosaur Gardens, Rainforest Tower Garden (including Koi fish pond and waterfall), Desert Garden, Tropical Flower Garden, Bromeliad & Begonia Garden, Orchid Garden, Victorian Garden, Herb Garden, and […]

Buffalo: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Buffalo, New York Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Visit Olmsted’s South Park, the 1899 tri-domed glass conservatory building, and the Victorian-style gardens, including:Gardens Under Glass: Palm Dome, Dinosaur Gardens, Rainforest Tower Garden (including Koi fish pond and waterfall), Desert Garden, Tropical Flower Garden, Bromeliad & Begonia Garden, Orchid Garden, Victorian Garden, Herb Garden, and […]

Buffalo: Garden Walk Buffalo

Buffalo, New York Garden Walk Buffalo The largest garden tour in America, Garden Walk is a self-guided tour of more than 370 gardens, June 23 – July 29, 2012. Described by The Atlantic magazine as “America’s best event of its kind,” Garden Walk extends from the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park to downtown Buffalo, and […]

Buffalo: National Garden Festival

Garden Walk Buffalo

Buffalo’s National Garden Festival is a 6 week garden party with nearly 1,000 gardens.

Cambridge: Glass Garden at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Cambridge, Massachusetts Glass Garden at Harvard Museum of Natural History Cactus (yes, that’s really glass) blue iris, rhododendron, mountain laurel, water lily, orchids, red maple, goldenrod and coffee plant — the Glass Flowers of Harvard are always in bloom. Called “the Sistine Chapel of the glass world,” over 840 scientifically accurate, life-size plant species were […]

Cambridge: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Cambridge, Massachusetts Mount Auburn Cemetery Founded in 1831, Mount Auburn Cemetery is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for the “garden cemetery” movement, where landscaped parks become an alternative to burial in church graveyards. General Henry A. S. Dearborn, president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, along with Alexander Wadsworth, a civil engineer and surveyor, and others, […]

Camden County: Camden Children’s Garden

Camden County Children's Garden Carousel

Camden County The four-acre interactive Camden Children’s Garden makes gardening fun for children and adults. Exhibits include the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and the Tropical Exhibit, and the Arrow River Train Rid, surrounded by the Railroad Garden. Ride the Garden’s Carousel on a horse, a rabbit, a rooster, a pig, a cat, a […]

Canandaigua: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion

Canandaigua, New York Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Open daily May 2– Oct. 31.Near Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Sonnenberg (German for “sunny hill”) Gardens & Mansion is a 50-acre historic estate. The 40-room Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1886 by New York City financier Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, […]

Chester: Bamboo Brook Gardens

Chester, New Jersey Bamboo Brook Gardens This site features fields, native plants, woodlands – with a Japanese Scholar Tree (Sophora japonica) and an American Hophornbean (Ostrya virginiana) — and a formal garden designed by Mrs. Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the United States. [ […]

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