Explore Massachusett's Public Gardens

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" Massachusetts possesses a trove of natural and cultural treasures. From Cape Cod to the Pioneer Valley, the North Shore to the Worcester Plateau, the Boston waterfront to the Berkshires hills, the number of singular, awe-inspiring destinations seems endless." (thetrustees.org)

Experience Gilded Age at Naumkeag Public Gardens

Naumkeag is the former country estate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, of a noted New York City lawyer.

The estate's centerpiece is a 44-room, Shingle Style country house built in 1886 and 1887.

The estate is noted for its large gardens. A National Historic Landmark District, Naumkeag now operates as a nonprofit museum.

Ideas for your visit: Take in the Blue Steps, a series of deep blue fountain pools, flanked by four flights of stairs and a grove of white birches. Walkthrough the beautiful Afternoon Garden, Tree Peony Terrace, Rose Garden, Evergreen Garden, and Chinese Garden, and so much more.

Plan your visit with more details, here.

Daffodil and Tulip Festival at Naumkeag

Hurry to grab your reservation at the flowers spring celebration, this April and May.

Stroll through the 8 acres of world-renowned gardens decorated with over 130,000 daffodil, tulip and minor bulbs as you celebrate spring in the Berkshires.

Breath this spring's fresh, colorful air, while you admire the stunning views of Monument Mountain and the Berkshire Hills.

Bouquets are available for purchase online when you book your ticket. Food and refreshments will be for sale on-site at our outdoor snack shack. (thetrustees.org)

The Mission House - Colonial Era House and Museum

From the Colonial Era to the Modern Movement, our historic homes represent architecture, design, and history that spans more than 300 years. When you visit these destinations—which include a Gilded Age country estate, a Stuart-style mansion, and a Federal-style home

The Mission House was built c.1742 by Rev. John Sergeant, who had established a mission for Mohican people in the southern Berkshires. (thetrustees.org)

Public Garden Monument Walking Tour is a 1.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.


The park-like grounds at Farandnear are perfect for playing, picnicking, relaxing, and more.

Along its easy wooded trails, you’ll find fields of wildflowers, an arboretum full of more than 80 cool conifer trees.

This is the perfect paradise to go to with your family, to enjoy going out of a long winter and lockdown.

Interesting and enjoyful things to do and to see: the remnants of an old cranberry bog, and Paradise: a 10-acre parcel where huge hemlocks grow.(thetrustees.org)

Keep your ears open throughout your journey: you’ll hear lots of birds calling, including black-capped chickadees, catbirds, and barred owls. (thetrustees.org)

According to Tripadvisor, this secluded spot, is a perfectly kept oasis of acres and clean, clear woodland paths, a totally worth and beautiful visit!

It might be a little difficult to maintain this straight way when you are going on the trails. A beautiful place, with an interesting mix of smooth path and boardwalks. Make sure you close the doors to keep deer out! (Tripadvisor.com)

Ashintully Gardens

Nestled within the forested hills of the Tyringham Valley, Ashintully Gardens blends formal and informal gardens in an intimate setting with a multigenerational history. (thetrustees.org)

The gardens, and adjoining 594 acres (2.4 km²) reservation, were the gift of John Stewart McLennan Jr., and his wife Katharine. The name Ashintully comes from Gaelic Eas an Tulaich and means "cascade of the hillock". (Wikipedia)

In 1997, Ashintully Gardens received the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's H. Hollis Hunnewell Medal', a prize established to recognize gardens embellished with rare and desirable ornamental trees and shrubs. (Wikipedia)


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