New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA27,016 contributions
Lovely garden not far from home
Jun 2021 • Solo
Yesterday I walked to the Garden in the Woods (2.6 miles one way) and it was so worth it. Such a gem! The pond with white lilies surrounded by flowers is peaceful and tranquil. You can relax on the benches scattered on the trail paths and hear the voices of the Garden: chirping birds, croaking frogs, buzzing mosquitos (the latter is not too pleasant though).

The Bog Loop adorned with blossoming yellow cacti is a festive bright spot in the Garden.

I was very happy I finally made it there - it was worth a long walk.

Parking lot was not full when I visited.
Written 25 June 2021
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Diz8i8
69 contributions
Relaxing and beautiful
Aug 2020
Beautiful paths through curated plantings make this spot absolutely transporting. You are no longer in the suburbs, but in a wooded garden that goes on forever.
My preteen and I spent a few hours and they flew by, taking pictures, reading about different plants, taking in the sculptures, we even monkeyed around in the family area for a bit.
It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves!
I plan to go back a few times to see how it changes with the seasons.
Written 2 September 2020
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ilikeflowers2
1 contribution
Not an attraction
Jul 2019
Save your $15/person and go to any free wooded area in MA to see 'native beauty' - tall, overgrown, unsightly grasses, an empty pond swarming with mosquitos and a small wooded area with no unique features. If you go to any park in MA, you will see more interesting flora and fauna. We went in July. There was not one single flower in the entire place. The path is gravel, then dirt and any all-terrain stroller will manage fine (we took a BOB and a baby jogger GT). The only thing I can recommend is the gift shop which carries a lot of unique gifts from local artists - really beautiful wooden toys, sweaters, garden sculptures, wind chimes, botanical-themed t-shirts, etc. And the gift shop is free to enter.
Written 21 April 2020
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Pierre-Boston
60 contributions
Outstanding gardens full of native New England plants
Apr 2019 • Couples
This place is amazing! It can be a little hard to find, but well worth a visit if you live anywhere in New England. Not only are the gardens beautiful, they are populated entirely by local, native plants. There are educational programs and a shop, as well, The New England Wildflower Society encourages use of native plants in your garden/yard, and this makes so much sense, especially after visiting Garden in the Woods.

Very highly recommended. Note that pets are not allowed and much of the area is not handicapped accessible.
Written 16 July 2019
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Andhouse
Cincinnati, OH34 contributions
Beautiful place for a walk
May 2019
We went the end of May and it was beautiful with lots of wild flowers. It's nice to see the work they are doing to preserve the natural habitat. Plan to spend about 1-1/2 hours if you stroll along the path, longer for further exploring.
Written 14 July 2019
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Maureen C
Boston, United States58 contributions
Beautiful and Peaceful Garden
Jun 2019
Highly recommend this lovely garden for a walk any time of year. Be sure to take the tour if you want to know more about the native plants and get some tips for plantings in your own garden!
Written 3 July 2019
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writeratsea
East Bridgewater, MA42 contributions
Nature Hike
Jun 2019 • Couples
We found this on Trip Advisor and decided to try it before going to Ken's Steak House for dinner. Admission was $10 each for seniors, which was reasonable to support the work they do. The trails are walkable and clear , not rocky like most and well kept up. What is interesting is that you go through many diverse habitats such as a lily pond, bog, meadow etc. A few steeper grades but we just took our time. The center's mission is to restore many New England native plants that are endangered. We saw so many different and unusual plants with their descriptive signs that sadly we had never seen before. Many for sale in pots ready to plant at the visitor center. Just more interesting and varied than the usual trail walk
Written 29 June 2019
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Alan S
Framingham, United States21 contributions
Walk, learn, buy
May 2019 • Family
great garden spot for walks through the woods and around the pond, seminars are interesting, and plant sales (native mostly) offer good deals on plants that do well around here, attracting pollinators if you like, and surviving the climate.
Written 4 June 2019
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Julie S
New York City, NY279 contributions
Superb collection and beautiful!
May 2019 • Solo
Go to the Native Plant Trust (new name) Garden in the Woods to easily see the most gorgeous native plants. I was there in May and loved, loved, loved all of this garden. It's beautifully planted on rugged New England terrain and stunning. Great hiking trails and good signage too.
Written 3 June 2019
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Deb W
Windsor, CT71 contributions
Nice for all ages
May 2019 • Family
We have been twice now (in the fall and in the spring) and have enjoyed our visit. It's a peaceful, beautiful place that's nice for young and old alike. Teens might be the only ones "bored," but it's a nice way to get out in nature with paths that aren't too long or strenuous. The flowers are beautiful and I look forward to coming back mid-summer sometime to see different blooms. I have to say a visit in fall was pretty, too and much quieter. The gift shop has lots of cool, artsy items for sale. Perfect place to pick up something for a gardening-lover!
Written 8 May 2019
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