Sudbury, Massachusetts... peaceful retreats
"Day Trip to Garden in the Woods"
New England Wild Flower Society
A few miles west of Boston you will find the New England Wild Flower Society's living museum - the largest landscaped collectin of native plants in the region.
Collections of rare and Endangered Plants can be found along the canopied walking trails which take you past a variety of display areas.
This page is devoted to the variety of native plants which can be found here and in the garden shop at the end of the trail.
It was a relaxing and informative afternoon which I would recommend to any of the avid gardeners out there.
"Longfellow's Wayside Inn, A National Historic Site"
Along the Boston Post Road in Sudbury, Massachusetts on Route 20, you would find the oldest operating Inn where hospitality has been offered since it was originally known as "How's Inn". The name changed a few times over the years, but when Longfellow wrote his Tales of a Wayside Inn, the name stuck. It's a charming old inn with many antiques and numerous meeting spaces, dining rooms, old wooden floors, and a marvelous old tavern room. I offer you a group of photos to give you the feel of the place and leave the rest for you to discover when you visit.
There are museum rooms for display only. This gives you an idea of the way the inn was furnished and the kinds of foods served throughout its long history.
"Old Bar Room"
One of the two rooms of the original building. the old bar continues to provide a friendly welcome for the wayfarer along the Boston Post Road as it has since 1716.
"the old inn..."
townspeople gathered to discuss the issues of the day. Here too, Colonel Ezekial How conferred with members of the Boston Comm. of Safety and prepared for the events of April 19, 1775 that led to the birth of our country.
Today's visitor can enjoy the same peace and tranquility described by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in th Prelude to his famous "Tales of a Wayside Inn".
The Inn is situated on over 106 acres of forest and cultivated fields on which much of the Inn's seasonal produce is grown.