Garden in the Woods
New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods showcases native New England plants.
Only 21 miles from Boston, Garden in the Woods is a magical spot unlike any other botanic garden. Its sharp, glacier-made ridges spill into narrow valleys. Two miles of meandering paths lead through a towering canopy of trees to a pond, a wooded bog, numerous springs, and an ever-flowing brook.
Set among 45 acres, this living museum contains 1,500 kinds of native New England plants, including more than 300 rare and endangered species, displayed in naturalistic settings. For families looking to teach their children about the natural world, for adults who can’t decide between a stroll in the garden and a walk in the woods, and for anyone curious about the diversity of New England's wild flowers and woody plants, Garden in the Woods offers a unique experience in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
Garden in the Woods is closed for the season and will reopen in the spring. The Garden Shop will remain open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., until December 20.
$10 Adults (18-64)
$7 Seniors (65+)
$5 Youths (3-17)
Children under 3 admitted free
Members at the Individual with Garden Access level and higher levels admitted free
to Garden in the Woods via Google Maps.
- Snacks and drinks are available in the Garden Shop
- Picnicking is allowed on our patio only, not in the Garden
- Dogs are not permitted in the Garden or on the grounds
- We ask all visitors to stay on paths.
We welcome photographers to the Garden, but ask that you adhere to the following rules:
- Do not disturb any gardens or block paths.
- Do not interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the Garden.
- Please credit New England Wild Flower Society for published photographs.
To ensure the safety of all visitors and to protect the plant collections and natural resources of our properties, bicycles, off-road vehicles, and vehicles or motorized devices used for mobility assistance (with the exception of wheelchairs) are not permitted on the paths at Garden in the Woods or in the Society’s sanctuaries. We encourage anyone with mobility issues to sign up in advance for a cart tour of Garden in the Woods (contact), as wheelchairs are not recommended on the steep terrain.