My camera arrived home safely on Friday so the trip to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA was on! (thank you Canon Repair - although I was never able to track the status of my repair and I ragged on you for using the phone # for Directory Assistance as your Customer Service #, once they actually retrieved my camera from The Receiving Department Black Hole, they repaired it super quick and at no charge and shipped it back Fed Ex 2-day Delivery)
We got there early before it got too hot and the weather was beautiful - around 80 and sunny with a nice breeze. There was only a handful of people there, so it felt like we had the entire place to ourselves.
The grounds are beautiful. I never gave a lot of thought to incorporating statues and things like that in our yard but after seeing so many things at the botanic garden, I have definitely changed my mind.
Here is the entrance from the parking lot. I would like one of these in my yard: