New England Wild Flower Society
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Only 21 miles from Boston, Garden in the Woods is a magical spot unlike any other botanic garden. Its sharp, glacier-made ridges spill into narrow valleys. Two miles of meandering paths lead through a towering canopy of trees to a pond, a wooded bog, numerous springs, and an ever-flowing brook.
Set among 45 acres, this living museum showcases a wide variety of rare and common native plants in naturalistic settings. For families looking to teach their children about the natural world, for adults who can’t decide between a stroll in the garden and a walk in the woods, and for anyone curious about the diversity of New England's wildflowers and woody plants, Garden in the Woods offers a unique experience in a tranquil and beautiful place.
Many native plants are available for purchase at the Garden Shop, which also offers snacks and a selection of gifts for gardeners.
Saturdays in summer: Every Saturday at 1 p.m. the staff offers a half-hour demonstration showing how to use and grow native plants. Check our calendar for details.
$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 at the Individual with Garden Access level and higher levels admitted free
Nasami Farm Nursery
128 North Street, Whately, MA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through October 26
Set on 75 acres in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Nasami Farm sells native plants, many grown from seed that is locally sourced and sustainably harvested, to homeowners, landscape professionals, and the green industry. The Garden Shop at Nasami Farm offers native plants, botanic and horticulture books, and local artisan products.
New England Sanctuaries
The New England Wild Flower Society owns and manages eight sanctuaries in New England, of which seven are open to the public. These sanctuaries protect rare species and serve as examples of New England habitats. Hours vary by sanctuary.
Please note for all properties:
To ensure the safety of all visitors and to protect the plant collections and natural resources of our properties, bicycles, off-road vehicles, and vehicles or motorized devices used for mobility assistance (with the exception of wheelchairs) are not permitted on the paths at Garden in the Woods or in the Society’s sanctuaries. We encourage anyone with mobility issues to sign up in advance for a cart tour of Garden in the Woods (contact email@example.com), as wheelchairs are not recommended on the steep terrain.