Garden in the Woods

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Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods is a 45 acres (180,000 m2) woodland botanical garden located at 180 Hemenway Road, in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA (see map). It is the headquarters of the New England Wild Flower Society, and open to visitors between April 15 and October 31. A guided tour (free with admission to the garden) is given every weekday at 10 a.m. and on 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.[1]

The Garden in the Woods was founded in 1931, when Will C. Curtis purchased 30 acres (121,000 m²) in north Framingham, and began to create a botanical garden on the site. When Curtis died in 1965, the land and gardens were deeded to the New England Wild Flower Society.[2]

The Garden is the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in New England, containing over 1700 kinds of plants representing about 1000 species, including over 200 rare and endangered native species, all nestled within a mature oak forest on glacial terrain of rolling hills, ponds, and streams that provide a variety of microhabitats. The Garden in the Woods also contains the largest retail native plant nursery in New England.[3]


  1. ^ "About Garden in the Woods". New England Wild Flower Society. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "New England Wild Flower Society Timeline". New England Wild Flower Society. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Garden in the Woods". Wayside Inn Visitors Guide. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 42°20′28″N 71°25′35″W / 42.34123°N 71.42645°W / 42.34123; -71.42645