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A large variety of exotic plants and flowers--well worth visiting

The Lyman Estate Greenhouses possess a wide variety of plants and flowers, many rare and fragile... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Waltham, Massachusetts
Didn't see the greenhouse but toured the house and grounds

The landscape is stunning.I took more pictures of that than anything else. The inside of the house... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452-5645
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Lyman Estate Greenhouses possess a wide variety of plants and flowers, many rare and fragile. Books on gardening are also available. Some specimens are available for purchase, but most are not. Most are marked with tags that describe species, most common habitat, and other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

The landscape is stunning.I took more pictures of that than anything else. The inside of the house was good too. I love the old time architecture but, I felt it was lacking in furniture. Still a great place to go check out. Would love to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank no9991
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The Lyman Estate is a handsome building in a picturesque setting. We visited on an open house day, so there was no tour However, there were on site docents who provided us with much information. Several of the interior rooms are stunning. Outside the rhododendrons....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Beautiful plants and well maintained property. There are suggested donations, but no cost to enter. Not a whole evening destination, but a lovely place to visit if you are nearby.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DingoDAF
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit on a cold winter day! It is a small place, but well stocked and a great history! Paths are narrow and not wheelchair accessible. There are a few steps also that are steep. Great collection of Camellias and there is an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank SGcvn69
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The house was interesting - not a typical heritage museum. The greenhouse is an excellent source of unique, interesting specimens at reasonable prices. Much better than the box stores!! Our tour guide of the mansion was excellent.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Catharine B
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Accommodating staff and peaceful setting. The greenhouses are not large, but make a pleasant spot to visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank woodinlay
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It is easy to see that this is a place where they genuinely love and care about plants.Wished we could have spent more time there but the little time that we did taught us that plants(like all other living creatures )do thrive in a gentle...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank sunmin462
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My cousin held her wedding at the estate. The grounds are beautiful, old school elegance. The lawns are open and well manicured and the flower beds are beautiful. The walls and greenhouses in the back create a beautiful flash into the past. The mansion itself...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank NathanielGoodtimes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The growers of this greenhouse are very knowledgeable and friendly. Try seeking out the Mimosa Tree that sits back beyond the greenhouse, what a treat. This place is very interesting even for a novice. Please come and check it out. The house is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Karen M
5 November 2016|
Response from woodinlay | Reviewed this property |
The staff said late Feb or March was the best time for camell.ias