The Vale garden was originally designed by an English gardener (William Bell) and inspired by English naturalistic design. It evolved into a Mixed Style Victorian gardens with rhododendrons, azaleas and specimen trees. It looks as though the owners possessed a copy of J C Loudon's Encyclopedia of Gardening. There is a notable range of greenhouses including the Grape House (1804) and the Camellia House (1820).
Plants of note
Flame and pink shell azalea, rhododendron, laburnum, boxwood hedge, peonies, lily of the valley, asters, orchids, camellias, hostas, sugar maples, iris, magnolias, Persian lilacs, hawthornes, Florida dogwoods, daffodils, tulips, 100 year old weeping cherry, copper beech trees
The Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
The landscape is open and free to the public from dawn to dusk year round.
$6 per adult, $5 for seniors and $4 for students.
Greenhouse tours are charged separately.