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 contains 1,500 kinds of native New England plants, including more than 113 rare and endangered species, displayed 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 wild flowers and woody plants, Garden in the Woods offers a unique experience in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
Many native plants are available for purchase at the Garden Shop, which also offers snacks and a selection of gifts for gardeners.
Directions to Garden in the Woods via Google Maps.
Nasami Farm Nursery
128 North Street, Whately, MA
Nasami Farm Nursery is closed for the season and will open to the public April 26, 2014.
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 email@example.com), as wheelchairs are not recommended on the steep terrain.