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  • Benthamidia and Fothergilla in fall(c) New England Wild Flower Society
  • New England Wild Flower Society, photo Steven Ziglar, Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA.
  • Turtle in Lily Pond (c) New England Wild Flower Society
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In New England Wild Flower Society’s renowned Garden in the Woods, visitors stroll among the region’s largest collection of rare and common native flora, which create a changing tapestry of flowers and foliage throughout the seasons. Walking paths and trails traverse the glacially carved landscape, showcasing the beauty and diversity of more than 1,000 plant species. The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.


From North, South, East –Take Route 128 to Route 20 W. Follow Route 20 eight miles and turn left onto Raymond Road for 1.3 miles to Hemenway Road, then bear right up the hill to the Garden entrance.

From West — Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 12 (Route 9 E). Stay on Route 9 for 2.4 miles to the Edgell Road exit. Turn left at the lights at the top of the exit ramp onto the Route 9 overpass and Edgell Road. Follow Edgell Road 2.1 miles to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Water Street, then left onto Hemenway Road. Continue 1.0 miles. (The road name changes to Eisenhower Road.) Turn left onto Catherine Road and take the first left off Catherine Road to the entrance.

From Route 9 Westbound — Follow Route 9 into Framingham and take the exit marked Route 30 West (Same exit for Framingham State College). At top of ramp turn right onto Edgell Road and follow directions above. There are green Garden in the Woods signs which point the way from Route 9.

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180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

Phone: 508.877.7630

Fax: 508.877.3658

TTY: 508.877.6553


  • Garden Shop and Plant Sales
  • Walks/Tours
  • Classes offered
  • Family Friendly

    Mid April – October: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop are open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with last admissions at 4:30 p.m.
    Mid April – October: Guided walking tours are conducted Tuesdays through Fridays and holiday Mondays at 10 a.m. and on weekends at 2 p.m. No reservations are necessary for guided walking tours. There is no additional charge for these tours.
    November – Mid April: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop are closed to the public.


    Members Free
    Adults $12
    Seniors (65 and over) $9
    Youth 3-17 $6
    Children under 3 Free


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