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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Phone Number: 508-877-7630
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Framingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A garden that is made up of 45 acres of wildflowers and native New England plants including some endangered species.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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boston
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is very hidden not easy to find it. But very tranquil and pretty once you got into the garden. Friendly staff.

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Stone Ridge, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I can imagine that this place can be spectacular. However it was anything but. Simply because the gardens had peaked and were quite flowerless all over. I did ask about what was in bloom and was told several areas had plenty of blooming plants. They did not. I would suggest their site should post pre, peak and post peak timely... More

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massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was so excited to go to the Garden in the Woods and have been thinking of it for awhile. I was even trying to get someone to come with me. I would have felt bad because it was not what I expected. I live in Zone 5 and wanted to get some ideas on Different Native plants because you... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We take a walk through Garden in the Woods at least once a year. It consists of various naturalistic habitats that are well labeled. It combines a serene and aesthetically pleasing immersion in nature with a learning experience. I fondly call the Wild Flower Society "the society for the prevention of cruelty to plants". Supporting them is a great cause... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

No matter how many times i,ve visited Garden in the woods, i,ll always feel like i want to come back. It,s a piece of home for me. It,s the rest of my parents backyard, figuratively, as it is in the neighborhood where i grew up but but it,s shared by all. Garden in the woods is a slice of tranquility... More

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A lovely drive from NH. Acres of beautiful landscaping and wildflowers. Interesting 2 hour tour. Terrific shop with flowers, shrubs and trees as well as books and gardening goodies.

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you are into nature, wildflowers and a walk in the woods this is the place! Nature at it's best! Easy paths or some wooded trails all with wildflower everywere. Benches for those who may need to sit and rest overlooking flowers, trees and ponds. Spend as little or as much time enjoying your surroundings. After stop into the nursery... More

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