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Around the Town



All around Topsfield there are gardens lovingly maintained by garden clubs, private organizations, and the Town departments.  Each offers seasonal color to beautify our town.  Here we recognize those who tend these lovely gardens.  

Rest Stop Ranch - The wheelchair accessible gardens in this remarkable oasis change with the seasons and inspire the senses.  

Triangle behind the Congregational Church maintained by the Topsfield Garden Club.

Triangles at Prospect Street and River Road and on Linebrook Road maintained by the New Meadows Garden Club.  

Garden around the flagpole in Pine Grove Cemetery maintained by the New Meadows Garden Club.

Memorial Garden at the Emerson Center.

Containers on the Veterans' Green maintained by the Park and Cemetery Department.

Floral installations throughout the Topsfield Fairgrounds, many associated with historic markers. 

Plantings along the Rail Trail maintained by the Rail Trail Committee.

Priscilla Capen Herb Garden at the Parson Capen House, maintained by the Historical Society.  

The Commons 1854 gardens with their extraordinary hydrangeas.  

Window boxes, containers and plantings along Main Street at individual business locations.  

Inter-generational garden behind Town Hall, maintained by the Council on Aging and Proctor School students.  

On the Grander Scale


Topsfield is also blessed with wonderful natural landscapes.  Gardens are always considered human-made things. Nature also makes its own "gardens" that we embrace.

Rhododendrons at Bradley Palmer State Park blooming usually mid-June.  Visit acres of sunny rolling meadows and spectacular rhododendrons which line old carriage roads.  

The Rockery at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.  

Salem-Beverly Waterway Canal - wetlands vegetation and wildlife abound.  

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