The New England Botanic Garden Day Trip from Boston

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  • From South Station
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Time at Gardens: 4.5 hours

The New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill Guided Tour | The Details

Join us for a delightful journey through the enchanting wonders of the New England Botanical Gardens, recently voted as one of the top botanical gardens in the US.  Starting with a 45-minute guided group tour, immersing yourselves in the lush beauty and captivating diversity of flora. Led by knowledgeable guides, learn about the myriad of plants, flowers, trails, and history curated within this verdant sanctuary. 

Following the tour, enjoy time on your own to explore at your own pace, indulging in the serene ambiance of the gardens or opting to unwind at the charming coffee shop nestled amidst the greenery. Savor artisanal brews and delectable treats amidst the tranquil surroundings, allowing the lingering fragrances and sights of the gardens to enrich your sensory experience. The grounds are quite large so 3 hours is the perfect amount of time to explore, unwind and enjoy!

Note: There is a cafe on site that serves lunch, coffee, and snacks!

What’s Included

  • Commuter Rail Ticket
  • Transportation to/from the Station
  • 45 minute guided tour of the gardens
  • 3 hours to explore on your own

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen



Take the Worcester line train from South Station to the Grafton, MA stop



*note: if you live off of the back bay stop, or any other stop along the way you may board the train at any point, you don’t need to board at South Station.


Arrival at Grafton Station, meet the van at the designated pick up area


Arrival at the gardens where you begin your guided tour


Guided tour


Time on your own to explore the gardens and the many walking paths


Makes your way back to the bus parked out front


Take the Worcester line train from Grafton back to Boston


Arrival into South Station


*note: if you live off of the back bay stop, or any other stop along the way you may exit the train, you don’t need to ride all the way back to South Station

We will also send these details along via email with more information on how to navigate getting to/from South  Station upon booking.

*Note* your train tickets will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to departure. These tickets are valid all weekend and allows you to ride any commuter rail line train.

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Solo Traveller

I toured the New England Botanical Gardens in Worcester with Keolis massAdventures on April 28th, the booking process easy and the provided information comprehensive. The tour was wonderful, with a knowledgeable guide and ample time to explore the gardens independently. Returning to the station was seamless, making the overall experience positive and convenient. I highly recommend booking a trip through Keolis massAdventures to visit this beautiful place.

28 April 2024