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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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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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Time to lose yourself in nature

A rich and stunning tapestry of the finest flora New England has to offer. Sensitive schemes and planting give you different areas to explore, and helpful information and staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reading, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hubby and I are looking to explore local attractions and this came up as one of the most scenic areas in Massachusetts. Parking is free. When you arrive, you can easily take a left without paying. You have to go out of you're way to go right, into the gift shop, where you wait in line to pay $12... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

A rich and stunning tapestry of the finest flora New England has to offer. Sensitive schemes and planting give you different areas to explore, and helpful information and staff make the experience all the more enriching. A chance too to evade the pace of the day.

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new haven, ct
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I probably might have rated this four stars if the advertisement I found for it last year in Sturbridge hadn't quoted the Boston Globe and the NY Times as calling it something like "the most spectacular garden" in the Northeast or some such thing. That raises hopes beyond what the Garden in the Woods can deliver at this point. Fairly... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

There always seems to be something new to see and learn here. I disagree that it's more of a place for kids than adult. While parts of it are child friendly, I doubt a child would fully appreciate all this place had to offer. It's a wonderful place to escape on a quit walk or take a guided tour, included... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Its more of a place to take the kids than for adults. I'd say very kid-friendly place. The pond area is very pretty. If you love nature or walks outdoors than this is the place to go. I do think the price for admission is a little high as there isn't really much to do or look... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great to go alone or with the entire family. A learning experience for all and a nice place to escape. You feel like you went out of state. A hidden jewel!

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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 via mobile

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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