The 45 acres of rolling hills, ponds and streams offer visitors some of the loveliest naturalistic scenery in New England.. Large Landscape This gorgeous botanical garden in the western burbs displays the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in the Northeast. Maintained by the New England Wild Flower Society, the garden is a living museum devoted to conserving more than 1,600 varieties of wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and trees, including 200 rare and endangered species.
Time of the Season Mid-April to early July is the most colorful time. The first flowers to bloom in the early spring are yellow spicebush and golden marsh marigolds along with white Dutchman's-breeches, squirrel corn and Virginia bluebells. By mid-May carpets of blue wood phlox, purple crested iris, yellow lady's slippers and shooting stars color the landscape. During summer the rich scent of sweet pepperbush fills the air while yellow, lavender and white iris reflect their lush colors in the Lily Pond. The footpath that runs along Hop Brook is especially beautiful.