Meet at the Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass., 185 Lyman St. Waltham, Mass. Continue to the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass., 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass. Conclude at The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, Mass.
9:00 a.m: Explore the grounds of the 1793 Lyman Estate and the history of its greenhouses in a tour led by plant expert and Greenhouses Manager Lynn Ackerman. Dating to 1804, the Lyman Estate Greenhouses are among the oldest surviving in the United States. Explore them on your own after the tour.
11:30 a.m. Enjoy the landscape of the Eustis Estate, an 1878 Aesthetic Movement masterpiece next to the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Mass. Take a guided tour exploring the fields, woodland, and gardens as you learn about the landscape and history of the property. The tour also examines the exterior architecture of the house and other original buildings built between 1878 and 1902.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch on the porch or within the main hall of the Eustis Estate mansion. The first floor of the house will be open to explore.
End the day by joining Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Mass Hort) staff for a tour of their thirty-six-acre garden property, The Gardens at Elm Bank. See the historic and contemporary gardens, which display new plant varieties, diverse design concepts, and solutions to many home landscape challenges. The Elm Bank property is on the National Register of Historic Places and includes gardens designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm, and the Cheney-Baltzell Manor House designed by Carrère and Hastings of New York.
Lunch is included in the price. No transportation will be provided.
$40 Historic New England and MassHort members
Please call 617-994-5959 or buy online. Mass Hort members must call to receive discount.