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New England Wild Flower Society

last modified April 16, 2014

Garden in the Woods

180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA

Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays except for holidays

We will be open Easter Sunday, April 20, and Marathon Monday, April 21.

Directions to Garden in the Woods via Google Maps.

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.



$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


Nasami Farm opens to the public April 26, with a wide selection of native plants for sale!

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Nasami Farm sits on 75 beautiful acres in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Our nursery provides a source for native plants, including hard-to-find woody material, for 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. Our 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, as wheelchairs are not recommended on the steep terrain.


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