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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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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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Come here to learn how to turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat

If you want to turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat, this is a great place for information and inspiration. By seeing their native plants, I've gotten ideas of which ones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Haddam, Connecticut

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Haddam, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you want to turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat, this is a great place for information and inspiration. By seeing their native plants, I've gotten ideas of which ones to add to my own yard to attract songbirds and butterflies. The trails are fun to wander, and I've taken some great photos of plants and critters.

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Natick, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My wife and I paid the $19 entrance fee with high anticipation. But, the truth is that the walk through the Garden in the Woods is unremarkable. Better to join the Audubon Society and enjoy their sanctuaries and habitats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Could be strenuous as there is a lot of walking to not miss too much. Friendly atmosphere and shaded benches to contemplate or rest.

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

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

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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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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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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