A path through a green garden with colorful flowers on either side leading to a large white mansion with trees and cloudy sky in the background

Trustees School Programs

Public Gardens Education

Explore the intersections of nature, culture, history, and design at our public gardens in Beverly, North Andover, and Stockbridge.

Through our immersive, experiential school, homeschool, and youth programs at our historic public gardens, students discover the life cycles and design elements of gardens. Interactive tours, and hands-on field study programs deepen students’ understanding of these environments, the flora and fauna that thrive there, and offer immersion into the colors, scents, and sounds of each unique garden space.

Themes across our public gardens include:

  • Life Cycles and Adaptation of Plants
  • Pollination
  • Exploring Ecosystems
  • Soil Science and Decomposition
  • Habitats

Our PreK-12 programs support Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks either in Science, Art, Language Arts, Social Studies, or a combination.

Select the property nearest you for information about seasonal program offerings, grades, and pricing – and to submit a visit request:

Public Gardens Education
  • Long Hill, Beverly
  • Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, North Andover
  • Naumkeag, Stockbridge

Long Hill, Beverly

The combined creative vision of horticulturalist and author Mabel Cabot Sedgwick and rare plants specialist Marjorie Russell Sedgwick, Long Hill features enchanting gardens surrounded by 100 acres of woodland trails. 

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Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, North Andover

A colonial farm turned early-20th-century estate, Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens now hosts bountiful gardens and plantings complemented by a gracious historical home.

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Naumkeag, Stockbridge

Naumkeg hosts a late 19thcentury McKim, Mead, and White summer “cottage” with gardens designed later by owner Mabel Choate and noted landscape architect Fletcher Steele.

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