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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

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wrong season but great visit

I had a motorized tour and it was wonderful. It was the wrong season for growing things but still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newton, Massachusetts
Best garden in metro west!

Delightful wooded garden to meander from early spring through fall. This place propagates native... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Framingham, Massachusetts
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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 1 week ago

I had a motorized tour and it was wonderful. It was the wrong season for growing things but still very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elysekatz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful wooded garden to meander from early spring through fall. This place propagates native new England species with tags throughout that identify the flora and fauna. This place is remarkable, close to 300 acres. You can take either shorter or longer trail walks ... (no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank doschocolates50
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I've visited the garden many times throughout the years. Kept very natural. Easy walking path. Depending on what time of year you go,you will see different flowers, trees in bloom,vegetation and critters. Makes for a great meandering walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank winddancer8088
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The drive up to the Garden in the Woods sets the scene for a magical morning of fun. The paths are very walk-able even for young children. We enjoyed exploring the gardens and hidden play areas for children. I was surprised at how kid-friendly the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michelskt
Reviewed 28 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tod M
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ellen A
Reviewed 18 July 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TrainManDan10
Reviewed 18 June 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lynnemcrowley
Reviewed 16 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed 13 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Debbie L
16 May 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.
21 July 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!
8 May 2017|
Response from Mark R |
We are open every day from 10am-5pm from mid-April to October 15.