Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary, will open for the 2014 Season

April 17 2014

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Heritage Museums & Gardens Opens for the 2014 Season On Saturday, April 19th

Check out the new exhibit of Wicked Plants

WHAT: Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will open for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19th with a new feature exhibit, Wicked Plants. This new exhibit will introduce you to the evildoers lurking in your backyard and beyond. Enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment, or other danger.
The exhibit is housed in a “decrepit old home,” where each room will introduce you to different plants, along with their signature wicked characteristics, mysteries, and other engaging activities. This exhibit is free with the museum admission.
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WHEN:   Saturday, April 19 – Monday, September 1, 2014
10 am- 5pm

WHERE: Heritage Museum & Garden, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

About Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is comprised of three galleries and 100 acres of gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art and a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions.

The automobile gallery includes an impressive collection of American automobiles housed within a replica of the Shaker Round Barn. The gardens feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including the renowned Dexter variety, whose typical bloom time is from mid-May to mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.

The grounds also include the Old East Mill, a windmill built in Orleans, Massachusetts in 1800, and extensively restored in 1999-2000, a labyrinth designed by Marty Cain, one of the best-known labyrinth designers in North America, Hidden HollowSM, the Hart Family Maze Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Garden.

For more information, please visit, or call (508) 888-3300.