Developed in the early 20th century, Fuller Gardens is a seaside public botanical garden set on three acres. It features formal rose gardens, a Japanese garden, English perennial borders, a tropical and desert conservatory, tulip and annual beds, a hosta garden and a dahlia display area.
The gardens were created as an ornament to the grand summer estate "Runnymede-by-the-Sea" by businessman and Massachusetts governor Alvan T. Fuller. Part of the design was in the Colonial Revival style and includes rose gardens, and many statues and fountains that were collected by Fuller during his travels through Europe.
The house was removed in 1962 according to Fuller's wishes, so that visitors to the gardens could have an unobstructed view of the Atlantic.
The gardens are open to the public daily from mid-May through mid-October.