Town Parks & Monuments

Wildflower Garden Park

786 Washington St, Braintree, MA 02184, USA

Town of Braintree: 781-794-8000

Owned By: Town of Braintree

Wildflower Garden Park is a very small grassy park, located behind the Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace on Washington Street in Braintree. Plantings and landscaping are maintained by the Braintree Gardener’s Guild.


Located between the Braintree Fire Station, the Sylvanus Thayer birthplace, and the Braintree Historical Society headquarters, this park was acquired by the town in 1987.

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). To learn more about local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag shares information on its website.

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy park features maple trees and ornamental plantings. It is located within the watershed of the Monatiquot River.

The Monatiquot River rises in Braintree, at the confluence of the Farm and Cochato Rivers, within the Braintree Municipal Golf Course. It flows northeast for 4.9 miles before merging with Smelt Brook to form the Fore River.

The Fore River serves as the boundary between the towns of Weymouth and Braintree. It flows for about 3 miles, into Quincy, where it meets Town River, and then flows for another 2 miles into Hingham Bay. In its final few miles, the Fore River is nearly a mile wide in some places.

Follow the Fore River Watershed Association more information about the Monatiquot and Fore Rivers.

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786 Washington St, Braintree, MA 02184, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 0.25 acre

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking.

Cost: Free


Benches, ornamental plantings.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Monatiquot River (Fore River watershed)

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