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“Best Kept Secret in Framingham…not for long”

New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Framingham
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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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

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).

Thank C B
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We made arrangements in advance and were taken around with a guide in a cart--my husband is disabled. They were very accommodating! The different gardens were so interesting and beautiful. The walk in the woods' path is a bit narly so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with walking or visual problems.

Thank Lynn1818
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Great walking trail in the woods. Gives you lots of ideas for your own garden since they are all native plants. You can also purchase plants there.

Thank cac6777
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

A wonderful place to spend the afternoon and view the wild flowers. Numerous trails and paths leading to different gardens, herbs shady bogs, sunny, etc. Nice gift shop if you'd like tofind something unique an plants for sale as well.

Thank Judy K
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Delightful place to stroll, either for a short 30 minutes or so on the main path or more if you branch off onto additional paths. The garden has both more landscaped areas and natural woods (although be advised this is not a formal-type garden but some lovely displays of native plants). One of the side trails off the main Curtis trail includes a lovely peaceful stream. Tucked away in a residential development, Garden in the Woods is a great surprise to all who come across it for the first time. Just be advised that it's considerably smaller than places like the Arnold Arboretum or Tower Hill Botanical Gardens.

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