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Garden In The Woods: New England Wild Flower Society

Official Website:Garden In The Woods: New England Wild Flower Society
Location:180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA, 01701
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Parks & Nature
Other Ideas: Arnold Arboretum; Massachusetts DCR State Parks; Breakheart Reservation; Trustees of Reservations Properties; Middlesex Fells Reservation

Garden In The Woods: New England Wild Flower SocietyGarden in the Woods is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society.

This ever-changing living museum—New England’s premier wildflower garden—has more than 1,000 native plant species, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique New England Rare Plant Garden.

They have also ramped up their family friendly events and activities - many of their exhibits are fun for children of all ages - and parents too.

Plants are on sale from mid-April through September at Garden in the Woods Nursery - now the largest native plant nursery in New England.

Visit our Listing on FamilyZip for photos, insider tips and more information.


April 15-October 31: Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays 9am-5pm.
Last admission to the Garden paths and trails is 1/2 hour before closing.
After October, the Garden trails close for the season, but classes continue through out the fall and winter.


$12 Adults (18-64)
$9 Seniors (65+)
$6 Youths (3-17)
Children under 3 admitted free
Active servicemen and women and their spouses admitted free with valid military ID
Veterans receive 50 percent discount with proof of service
Members are admitted free.


180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA, 01701 map

Located at 180 Hemenway Road in North Framingham, Massachusetts. A 40-minute drive from Boston or Worcester.

from North, South, East
Take Route 128 to Route 20 W; go 8 miles on Route 20 to Raymond Road (2nd left after traffic lights in South Sudbury); go south 1.3 miles to Hemenway Road and bear right up the hill to the entrance.

from West
Take Massachusetts Turnpike. (Exit 12) to Route 9 E; go 2.4 miles to Edgell Road exit; turn left at the lights at the top of the exit ramp onto Edgell Road (Route 9 overpass); go 2.1 miles to the traffic lights; take a right onto Water Street and a left onto Hemenway Road. Go north 1.0 miles (the road name changes to Eisenhower Road, but keep going). Turn left onto Catherine, and left again on Hemenway after one block (up a one-way road) to the entrance.


  • View a Trail Map of Garden in the Woods.

  • Some local libraries offer passes to visit. Check with yours to see!
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