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Garden in the Woods

New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods is a public botanic garden that displays native New England plants in a naturalistic setting.

180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

T 508.877.7630 • F 508.877.3658 • TTY 508.877.6553


The Garden and Garden Shop are now open daily!

New hours: April 16-October 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., including holidays.


Directions: Click here for directions via Google Maps. Click here for written directions.


At the Azalea Steps


$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 admitted free

Order boxed lunches from the Garden Shop to enjoy during your visit:


Phone: 508-877-7630 x 3201

Click here for menu and prices.


About the Garden

Only 21 miles from Boston, Garden in the Woods is a living museum of rare and common native plants, set on 45 acres. Two miles of paths meander over glacier-sculpted ridges and through narrow valleys. A pond, a wooded bog, several springs, and a brook bring a diversity of wildlife into the garden. Adults and children will find plenty to see and do here. Visit our Garden Shop to pick up native plants for your garden and browse our selection of books and gifts. And don't forget to check our schedule of education programs.


Getting around

Please stay on the paths. Bicycles, off-road vehicles, and vehicles or motorized devices used for mobility assistance are not permitted on the paths at Garden in the Woods. The terrain is also too steep for most wheelchairs. If you have mobility issues, we welcome you to sign up in advance for a cart tour of Garden in the Woods. Please contact Lana Reed:

Map and Guidelines

You can download a Garden map

 or pick one up at the Visitor Center. 


General guidelines

  • Stay on the paths to preserve our living collections.
  • Do not pick flowers, fruits, or plants.
  • Do not smoke anywhere on the premises.
  • Leave pets, except service dogs, at home.
  • Picnic only on the patio by the Education Building.
  • Reserve in advance when visiting with a group of ten or more.

Photography guidelines

  • No commercial photography is allowed, nor are weddings, family portraits, engagements, celebrations, or similar group photo sessions.
  • Stay on the paths, and do not disturb the gardens or block paths.
  • Do not interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the Garden.


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last modified April 20, 2016