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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

#3 of 17 things to do in Framingham Features Animals
180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-2636
+1 508-877-7630
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Woods yes, gardens not so much

To be fair, with a rain deficit in mid-August our visit may have not been the best time of year to... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
A day in the woods

This place is amazing. Beautiful, relaxing, quiet, peaceful. A few of us gals thought we would go... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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A garden that is made up of 45 acres of wildflowers and native New England plants including some endangered species.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (16 reviews)
“new england” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-2636
+1 508-877-7630
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

To be fair, with a rain deficit in mid-August our visit may have not been the best time of year to explore this site in search of greenery and blooms. Regardless, this is at tops a $5 attraction for something akin to a nicer than...More

Thank choosevegan
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Beautiful, relaxing, quiet, peaceful. A few of us gals thought we would go to "Garden in the woods" to relax and be away from the world, if just for a bit. Walking the paths and viewing the new design for this...More

Thank CM9052
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The hubby and I are looking to explore local attractions and this came up as one of the most scenic areas in Massachusetts. Parking is free. When you arrive, you can easily take a left without paying. You have to go out of you're way...More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

A rich and stunning tapestry of the finest flora New England has to offer. Sensitive schemes and planting give you different areas to explore, and helpful information and staff make the experience all the more enriching. A chance too to evade the pace of the...More

Thank Abercorn
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I probably might have rated this four stars if the advertisement I found for it last year in Sturbridge hadn't quoted the Boston Globe and the NY Times as calling it something like "the most spectacular garden" in the Northeast or some such thing. That...More

2  Thank sullific
Reviewed 20 April 2016

There always seems to be something new to see and learn here. I disagree that it's more of a place for kids than adult. While parts of it are child friendly, I doubt a child would fully appreciate all this place had to offer. It's...More

Thank caroly980
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Its more of a place to take the kids than for adults. I'd say very kid-friendly place. The pond area is very pretty. If you love nature or walks outdoors than this is the place to go. I do think the price...More

1  Thank UnknownUser0085
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Great to go alone or with the entire family. A learning experience for all and a nice place to escape. You feel like you went out of state. A hidden jewel!

Thank joseph s
Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you want to turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat, this is a great place for information and inspiration. By seeing their native plants, I've gotten ideas of which ones to add to my own yard to attract songbirds and butterflies. The trails are...More

1  Thank Hick_from_CT
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I paid the $19 entrance fee with high anticipation. But, the truth is that the walk through the Garden in the Woods is unremarkable. Better to join the Audubon Society and enjoy their sanctuaries and habitats.

1  Thank douell0001
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are your hours of business
8 May 2017|
Response from Mark R |
We are open every day from 10am-5pm from mid-April to October 15.
Monica S
Are the trilliums in bloom?
25 April 2017|
Response from Mark R |
Apologies for not seeing your question earlier. We don't monitor TripAdvisor regularly. The trilliums are at their spring peak now and we are celebrating Trillium Week from May 7-May 13.