Stop and Smell the Roses: Beautiful Gardens of Salem
This February, plan your outings for the 2016 spring season early. Your task will be a little easier with help from our list of the most beautiful gardens in and around Salem.
- Stevens-Coolidge Place
- The House of the Seven Gables
- Salem Botanical Gardens
The Stevens-Coolidge Place offers a glimpse of life on an estate designed in “The Country Place” mode. In the period from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, European-inspired gardens accented the stately homes of prominent Salem families. Inside, houses were filled with findings from around the globe. House tours are not always available, so check before visiting. The gardens, however, are open in February and every other month of 2016.
139 Andover Street
North Andover MA 01845
The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, is historically significant. One of its claims to fame is that the 17th-century home was frequently visited by Nathaniel Hawhtorne, author and cousin of an 18th-century owner. The house is wonderful, but the gardens are equally impressive. Lose yourself in the Seaside Gardens as you gaze at plants from the period in which the home was built. With the harbor as a backdrop, life in 2016 seems to disappear.
115 Derby Street
Salem MA 01970
If February weather has you dreaming of walking through lush greenery, Salem Botanical Gardens is here to make it happen. Volunteers have been busy transforming the former Victorian Park Family Entertainment Center into a green oasis for all to enjoy. Plenty of events are scheduled for 2016, so bring the whole family to this lovely public garden.
350 N Broadway
Salem NH 03079
Whether right here in Salem or in a neighboring community, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy local natural beauty in 2016. We hope our February garden favorites inspire you to plan a wonderful spring season for everyone in the family.