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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

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A stroll in the woods

Wildflowers, well groomed walking trails, dragonflies, turtles, and a nature play area for the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Tod M
Beautiful, even on a rainy day!

Impressive collection of native plants, carefully cultivated in a lush environment. Some uneven... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Ellen A
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A garden that is made up of 45 acres of wildflowers and native New England plants including some endangered species.
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180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-2636
+1 508-877-7630
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Wildflowers, well groomed walking trails, dragonflies, turtles, and a nature play area for the kids. A gift shop with unusual items and some excellent items for the kids. All in all, a great way to spend a few hours in the woods. Did I mention...More

Thank Tod M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Impressive collection of native plants, carefully cultivated in a lush environment. Some uneven paths, so be aware if mobility is an issue. Lovely gift shop as well and many plants are available for purchase.

Thank Ellen A
Reviewed July 17, 2018

My wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I approached our visit to this century old wildflower preserve with high hopes that were exceeded. Though the day was hot and sultry, we thoroughly enjoyed our pleasurable, hour long stroll along the extensive trails. The red, yellow, orange, green,...More

Thank TrainManDan10
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is Garden in the Woods with many species of wild flowers and the site of many school trips and library passes. This is a must place especially for Framingham residents.

Thank lynnemcrowley
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place for light hikes and observing flowers, birds and other wild life. The Society sells a nice selection of native plants and flowers at modest prices. The employees are friendly and helpful.

Thank MarkP115
Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Visitor Center and Shop at the Garden in the Woods are lovely and warm, with coffee and tea on, and some sweet treats to go with that. The bathrooms are eco friendly, and at last you might pick up a gift for a friend...More

1  Thank 537georgiag
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The location has a nice bunch of trails, but in early May there is barely anything in bloom. The paths mostly contain bare trees and dead leaves on the ground. It's not a bad walk, but not worth $12 per person. Would definitely wait to...More

2  Thank DingoDAF
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This is a great place to visit if you love native plants and want to learn more about them. The grounds are nicely kept and the paths are easy to follow. Plenty of parking. Quiet and peaceful place to spend a couple of hours. They...More

1  Thank galfromthedale
Reviewed August 8, 2017

You don't have to be a tree hugger to enjoy the Garden in the Woods. Any age and most mobility levels enjoy the many small gardens within the major Garden. Well marked easy trails are an option for those who have time to spend in...More

Thank evvy2015
Reviewed July 30, 2017

I recently walked through the gardens here and they are always amazing - every time you go something new is blooming. the audio tour on your phone was very helpful

1  Thank Linda H
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Debbie L
May 16, 2018|
Response from 537georgiag | Reviewed this property |
The Garden in the Woods asks that you leave pets at home when you go visit the Garden. Only Service Dogs are allowed.
July 21, 2017|
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Response from deliveryts | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs maybe. Walkers would be difficult because the walking paths are not all on even ground!
May 8, 2017|
Response from Mark R |
We are open every day from 10am-5pm from mid-April to October 15.