Garden in the Woods is managed by the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS), the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States. About 25 permanent staff and over 700 volunteers work together to provide their services to the public whilst protecting and growing many rare and unusual plant types. Garden in the Woods serves as NEWFS headquarters and is open to the public during the late spring, summer and autumn months.
Things to Do
- A short drive from Boston the Garden in the Woods makes an excellent day trip out from the city. The Garden covers an area of 45 acres in total and offers visitors 2 miles of paths surrounded by their beautifully kept grounds.
- Stroll the wooded paths and enjoy nature at it's finest. You will see many types of plants, trees and flowers. There is even a pond where kids can try to spot frogs and turtles.
- The plants and trees here show the gorgeous variety of New England's nature. Bring a camera to capture some stunning photos.
- Garden in the Woods offer free drop-in guided tours at 10 am from Tuesday to Friday and at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Adult group tours as well as group tours especially designed for children can be booked for a fee.
- Plants are often available for purchase outside the gift shop, and you can find lots of garden and nature themed items inside the gift shop.
Garden in the Woods Insider Tips
- The Garden in the Woods opens its gates to the public in mid-April and closes them for the Winter months on the 31st of October. Throughout this time the Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays and is also opened on holiday Mondays.
- The Garden Shop sells local plants, gifts, books and much more. There are also snacks and beverages on sale though you are welcome to bring your own food picnic on the patio outside the Garden's education building.