New England Wild Flower Society

Campers can explore the fascinating world of native plants with the New England Wild Flower Society! The Society offers walking guided tours, led by knowledgeable Garden Guides, of the Garden in the Woods for all ages. The guided tours follow trails into the natural woodlands of the Garden. At the Garden in the Woods, campers will see a wide variety of common and rare native plants displayed in naturalistic settings. Campers are immersed in a natural setting, taught simple ecological concepts, and gain a sense of caring and stewardship for the environment. Preschool, elementary school, and middle school groups will explore the natural woodland, brook areas, and Lost Pond. Cart tours may be arranged for those needing mobility assistance. The society also offers a user-friendly, interactive web application, Go Botany, that can be used to identify thousands of New England plant species.

Contact Info
Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Middlesex County. Tel: 508-877-7630. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues. - Sun. 9AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

Botanical Gardens Fun Facts

Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow).

There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?)

The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (have campers figure out how big a bouquet would be).

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. A guided tour can help your campers discover interesting plant facts.