Places To Visit

Within Lexington

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 2021*

1332 Massachusetts Avenue

Out of Town

© 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

© 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