Places To Visit

Gardens around Massachusetts highlighting native plants

Established in 2023 by Lexington Living Landsdcapes. Formal garden structure using native plants exclusively. Plants are labeled. 

Corner of Worthen Rd. and Mass. Ave.

Established in 2021 by Lexington Living Landsdcapes. Creating this native plant meadow began by repeated removals of invasive knotweed at the site. Plants are labeled. 

On the Minuteman Bike Path near Season's Four

Munroe Tavern native plant garden

Maintained by The Lexington Field and Garden Club. Plants are labeled. Access easiest from the turnoff on Tavern Lane. 

*Garden undergoing renovation in 2022*

1332 Massachusetts Avenue 

© Native Plant Trust

The home of the Native Plant Trust. This 45-acre property hosts a variety of habitats and a plant collection that showcases New England native plants with complementary specimens from across the country. Its garden shop offers native plants for sale. 

180 Hemenway Road, Framingham 

© The Garden Conservancy

 A mile-and-a-half of public parks along Atlantic Avenue in Boston on the site of a former elevated highway. Plantings include a wildflower meadow, a rain garden, gardens for pollinators, and native plant landscapes, all maintained without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Plant list and "bloom tracker" on their website. 

Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 

© Tower Hill

This 171-acre property of the Worcester County Horticultural Society boasts many different types of gardens, including some featuring native plants and designed to attract wildlife, and lovely walking trails. 

11 French Drive, Boylston 

© Ed Plamondon

Home of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and occupies 36 acres of the Elm Bank Reservation. The gardens feature twelve display gardens, organized by theme, plant selection, and gardening style.

900 Washington Street, Wellesley

©Jon Hetman/Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Owned by Harvard University, this 281 acre arboretum in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood has one of the world's largest and best documented collections of temperate climate woody plants, with particular focus on eastern North America and eastern Asia species.

125 Arborway, Boston 

© Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Botanical & Horticultural Research Gardens and Herbarium. The largest botanical garden in New England, the Gardens comprises more than 320 acres and many themed gardens, including 17 acres featuring native plants of Maine and other plants suited to northern coastal conditions.

132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME 

On 65 acres of town conservation land, you can explore a trail system through many different habitats, including a pollinator garden, meadow garden, fern collection, and more. Many plants are labelled. Picnic tables and extensive lawn area for families to enjoy. 

2 Taylor Road, Acton, MA

A 4,000 square foot micro-forest, planted in 2021. Miyawaki forests are ecologically-intentional densely-planted areas.

99 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140