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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

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Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Phone Number: 508-877-7630
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A garden that is made up of 45 acres of wildflowers and native New England...
A garden that is made up of 45 acres of wildflowers and native New England plants including some endangered species.
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Nice walk through the gardens

Every year we take our grandkids and enjoy walking around looking at the different trees, plants, etc. They have a scavenger hunt that they enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Every year we take our grandkids and enjoy walking around looking at the different trees, plants, etc. They have a scavenger hunt that they enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I went here with my 14 month old and stroller in tow on HighlandStreet.org's Free Fridays in late July. Although the gardens have wide enough paths for a stroller to comfortably fit (in most places), I would not say this is stroller friendly because you would be trekking over wood-chipped paths where the stroller drags and the paths are fairly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My daughter and I, both from England, visited on 24th June 2015, we were both surprised by the diversity of the flora and fauna. It was certainly worth the money. We were able to eat our lunch under the canopy of magnificent trees, and the delicious fragrance of various plants and flowers enhanced our experience. It made such a change... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Garden in the Woods is administered by the New England Wild Flower Society in Framingham Massachusetts. There are trails through the garden where you can see local plants growing in their native environment. There are many varieties from small wildflowers up through shrubs and trees. It is a very pleasant and peaceful place to take a walk and enjoy your... More 

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Newton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a pleasant place to go for a walk (when hopefully a lot of things are in bloom - you can check the website for this). However, for $12 admission I don't think there's much value there. I didn't have to pay because I'm a member of another American Horticulture Society garden (and they have reciprocity), and so for... More 

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Personally, unless you are assured of bountiful flowers in bloom, this is an over-hyped waste of time. You might as well go hiking in your back yard. Seriously, I don't understand what the draw is. I've lived in Framingham most of my life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a quiet gem in Framingham. If you like flower gardens, then this is definitely worth the trip. If you like to spend some serene moments in a beautiful place, then go here! Also great for children!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My daughter and I went to the Garden in the Woods as part of the free museum day organized by the Smithsonian Magazine. I had never been there before and wasn't sure what to expect, but I'd say it's worth the visit. Even in September there were still several plants blooming, plus the area was tranquil and it was nice... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Looking for a place to catch up with nature? Check out this local gem! Beautiful, well carved out paths wind your way through this protected land. It's nice to look down at all of the flowers, plantings and critters, but take the time to stop and look up at the tree tops every now and then--awesome. Great for family, couples... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ever take a walk in the woods and see some beautiful plants and wonder what you are looking at? Well - at the Garden In The Woods you will see excellent specimen of native plants and you will know what you are looking at as well - they provide good signage. There are several walks - none of them difficult... More 

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Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Phone Number: 508-877-7630
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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