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The Secret Garden In Massachusetts You’re Guaranteed To Love

Have you ever found yourself wishing to stumble into a natural haven that felt like it was all your own? Massachusetts is covered in state parks and gardens that are quite beautiful, but can feel a bit crowded sometimes. Luckily, there are still pockets of hidden natural beauty to be found, and this spot feels like an undiscovered gem.

A visit to the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful experience and very affordable. Read on to learn more about this special place and how to see it for yourself.

You can visit anytime between sunrise and sunset, so scheduling shouldn’t be too much of an issue. The gardens only charge $5 per person, which is far less than most other botanical gardens and arboretums in the state. For the amount of beautiful land and stunning scenery you’ll get to experience, the ticket price is very reasonable.

For those who have never traveled to the island before, it’s a simple 45-minute ferry ride from Woods Hole. The journey itself is very scenic, and there’s nothing like seeing the picturesque coast of the Vineyard from the sea.

If you’re ever wandering around the island after a beach day and want to escape into a bit of greenery and shade, the Polly Hill Arboretum may be just the natural paradise you’re looking for. Find it at 809 State Road, West Tisbury.

For more natural beauty in Massachusetts, check out these 15 under-appreciated state parks that you’re sure to love.

Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.