Details on our Garden tours
At New England's premiere showcase of native plants, we welcome gardeners, naturalists, conservationists, professionals, eco-tourists, families, and the general public. Visitors can view over 1,000 species of flowers, shrubs, trees and ferns native to North America. Highlights of the tour include Garden history, naturalistic landscape design, identification and uses of native plants, habitat displays, sustainable horticulture practices, and native plant conservation.
Trails and Nursery
Open April 15 – October 31
Educational and cultural programs offered year-round
New England Wild Flower Society offers many types of tours of Garden in the Woods. Please contact us and we will design a special tour to meet your group's interests. For a pdf of the Society's Group Tours flyer, click here.
CONTACT INFORMATION – Bonnie Drexler
bdrexler@newenglandWILD.org 508-877-7630 x 3302
Group, Children, or Custom Tours and for special hotel rates
ADULT GROUP TOUR FEES
Fees are per person and include admission plus tour guide (fees effective 11/2010).
- $12 Adult Tours (minimum group fee - $120.00)
- $10 Senior Citizen Tours - 65+ (minimum group fee - $100.00)
- $11 Mixed Groups of seniors and adults (minimum group fee - $110)
- $8 College Students (minimum group fee - $80)
- $5 New England Wild Flower Society Members
For those needing mobility assistance and their guests (Garden paths are not paved and include several sloping areas). Golf cart accommodates 5 people. Knowledgeable tour guide/driver provided to navigate the cart through the Garden on the main Curtis Path, offering a leisurely, up-close and fascinating experience. Scheduled Tuesday through Friday afternoons, by reservation only. Contact Lana Reed, 508-877-7630 x 3303 or email email@example.com
Fee: $10 per person (nonmember of New England Wild Flower Society), $5 per person (members and children) - effective 11/2010
CHILDREN’S GROUP TOURS
Preschool, elementary and middle school groups explore the natural woodland, brook areas, and Lost Pond. Each group experiences hands-on activities appropriate to the students' age level. Tour content supports the MA Science Curriculum Frameworks. Click here for a list of vocabulary and ecological concepts incorporated into our tours.
We require one adult chaperone for every five children. $5 per child (minimum group fee $30 - effective 11/2010), no charge for chaperones.
FUNCTION SPACE RENTAL, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, LUNCHES, ACCOMMODATIONS
Please let us know the special needs of your group, and we will be happy to work with you to meet those needs. Ask us about local hotel sponsors providing very special overnight and group rates.
Don't miss New England Wild Flower Society's Garden Shop with the area's largest selection of native plant species, eco-friendly garden tools and gifts, botanical prints and cards, new Society-branded clothing, and both reference and design books for sale. Freshly brewed compost tea to feed your garden will be available Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy organic coffee and snacks.
Come to Massachusetts and "make it yours" with special tours, meals, and accommodations, perfect for your group. Make your visit to New England extra special by coming to New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, the 45-acre, world-renowned native plant paradise and accredited museum, featuring over 1,000 native plant species with many species so rare that you are likely to be seeing them for the first time. In fact, you’ll probably see more rare species in an afternoon at Garden in the Woods, than you will in a lifetime of hiking.