Introduction to Gardner, Massachusetts
Gardner, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 23 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 50 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is considered part of the Fitchburg - Leominster metropolitan area. Gardner has a population of 20,770.
The city of Gardner is named after Col. Thomas Gardner. The city was first settled in 1764. In 1785 it was incorporated as a town. Land grants were received from the surrounding towns of Westminster, Winchendon, Ashburnham and Templeton. Gardner became a major center for lumber and furniture industries during 1805. In 1923, Gardner was incorporated as a city. It is also known as "The Furniture Capital of New England" and the "Chair City."
Gardner and nearby Attractions
- Heritage State Park
- Crystal Lake
- Rome Furniture Warehouse
- Big Chair - Elm Street
- Dunn State Park
Things To Do In Gardner
Gardner offers a number of recreational activities. You can visit the chair and furniture manufacturing companies of the city. There are several unique shops, restaurants and bars in Gardner. The city also has a municipal golf course.
Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional Airport.
Gardner Higher Education
Mount Wachusett Community College is the local college.