Flower power: MetroWest boasts four botanic gardens exhibiting rare flora in every season.
Taylor Road, Acton 01720
180 Hemenway Street, Framingham 01701
Operated by the New England Wild Flower Society, the 75 rolling acres of trails that wind through a variety of natural woodland floral habitats display the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in the Northeast. Open April-October.
900 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482
Enjoy 12 beautiful gardens, including Weezies’ Children’s Garden, Italianate Garden, and Bressingham Garden--a must-see! May 1–October 12, Tuesday– Sunday, 10 am–4pm. Adult $8; children under 12 free; members free. Daily garden tours and family programs.
11 French Drive, Boylston 01505
The world-class garden that’s always in season, with displays and events throughout the year. Only 45 minutes west of Boston, Tower Hill is truly a garden paradise
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
22 outdoor acres of specimen plantings and habitat gardens as well as 7,200 square feet of exotic specimens under glass in the Margaret Ferguson Greenhouses. The greenhouses are open 8am - 4pm daily; gardens are open dawn-dusk.