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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice garden

I've visited the garden many times throughout the years. Kept very natural. Easy walking path... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Framingham, Massachusetts
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Magical place to take your kids

The drive up to the Garden in the Woods sets the scene for a magical morning of fun. The paths are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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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180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-2636
+1 508-877-7630
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the garden many times throughout the years. Kept very natural. Easy walking path. Depending on what time of year you go,you will see different flowers, trees in bloom,vegetation and critters. Makes for a great meandering walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive up to the Garden in the Woods sets the scene for a magical morning of fun. The paths are very walk-able even for young children. We enjoyed exploring the gardens and hidden play areas for children. I was surprised at how kid-friendly the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michelskt
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Wildflowers, well groomed walking trails, dragonflies, turtles, and a nature play area for the kids. A gift shop with unusual items and some excellent items for the kids. All in all, a great way to spend a few hours in the woods. Did I mention...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tod M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Impressive collection of native plants, carefully cultivated in a lush environment. Some uneven paths, so be aware if mobility is an issue. Lovely gift shop as well and many plants are available for purchase.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ellen A
Reviewed July 17, 2018

My wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I approached our visit to this century old wildflower preserve with high hopes that were exceeded. Though the day was hot and sultry, we thoroughly enjoyed our pleasurable, hour long stroll along the extensive trails. The red, yellow, orange, green,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TrainManDan10
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is Garden in the Woods with many species of wild flowers and the site of many school trips and library passes. This is a must place especially for Framingham residents.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lynnemcrowley
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place for light hikes and observing flowers, birds and other wild life. The Society sells a nice selection of native plants and flowers at modest prices. The employees are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Visitor Center and Shop at the Garden in the Woods are lovely and warm, with coffee and tea on, and some sweet treats to go with that. The bathrooms are eco friendly, and at last you might pick up a gift for a friend...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 537georgiag
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The location has a nice bunch of trails, but in early May there is barely anything in bloom. The paths mostly contain bare trees and dead leaves on the ground. It's not a bad walk, but not worth $12 per person. Would definitely wait to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank DingoDAF
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This is a great place to visit if you love native plants and want to learn more about them. The grounds are nicely kept and the paths are easy to follow. Plenty of parking. Quiet and peaceful place to spend a couple of hours. They...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank galfromthedale
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Debbie L
May 16, 2018|
Response from 537georgiag | Reviewed this property |
The Garden in the Woods asks that you leave pets at home when you go visit the Garden. Only Service Dogs are allowed.
July 21, 2017|
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Response from deliveryts | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs maybe. Walkers would be difficult because the walking paths are not all on even ground!
May 8, 2017|
Response from Mark R |
We are open every day from 10am-5pm from mid-April to October 15.