We moved to Framingham over 25 years ago, and fortuitously moved in on a quiet street close to Garden in the Woods (aka "New England Wildflower Soc"). We had no idea what it was…but it was nearby and had lots of woods and paths - unusual for Framingham which is associated with concrete-jungle like Rt 9. So, after our boys were born (now 20 and 24 years old), we started going over for walks at GinW (I need to abbreviate!). We loved it then, the peaceful walks near the Frog Pond, the amazing information and resources, the effort to preserve and promote native species of flowers and other plants for our New England region - and great educational work with kids. Oh and not to forget the amazing plants for sale (all EXCELLENT stock, I have many in my garden here) as well as the tiny but cute gift shop (yes! for you shoppers who want to "buy local"). So, the only trouble is the 4 or 5 turns off the main roads to get here. Signage is much better than it used to be - so come to the Garden, you won't be disappointed. PS Don't go on Mother's Day, it's loaded with guilty adult children sporting their elderly parents about. :) Actually it is stunning at all times of the year. (Closed certain seasons, so check website).