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Garden in the Woods has been a beacon of natural beauty and conservation excellence for years. Among its many accolades is the prestigious recognition of its trillium collection as a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection by the American Public Gardens Association’s Plant Collections Network in 2013. Now, in its ninth year, Trillium Week returns to the Garden, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the splendor and diversity of trilliums.

Trilliums, with their distinctive three-petaled blooms, hold a special place in the hearts of nature enthusiasts and gardeners alike. Uli Lorimer, Director of Horticulture at Native Plant Trust, reflects on the allure of trilliums, stating, “There are few wildflowers as charismatic as Trillium. Instantly recognizable and widely cherished by gardeners and wildflower enthusiasts alike, they are a wonderful element of the spring flora of this country.” He emphasizes the patience required to cultivate these delicate blooms, with some taking up to half a century to produce their iconic flowers.

The Garden’s trillium collection stands as a testament to its commitment to excellence in horticulture. Recognized for its breadth of taxa and the quality of its specimens, the collection earned its prestigious accreditation in 2013. Lorimer sees this honor as both recognition and encouragement for the staff to maintain the highest standards in developing and caring for the collection.

Date: May 12-17, 2024
Location: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Website: NativePlantTrust.org

Trillium group credit Uli Lorimer edited© Uli Lorimer, Native Plant Trust

Trillium Tours

Visitors are invited to join guided tours during Trillium Week for an in-depth exploration of the Garden’s award-winning trillium collection. Led by knowledgeable guides, these tours offer a closer look at the various trillium species and their habitats. Trillium Tours are complimentary with garden admission and depart from the visitor center at the following times:

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Twilight Trilliums

Experience the enchantment of Garden in the Woods after hours during Twilight Trilliums. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the beauty of ephemeral blooms such as great wakerobin (Trillium grandiflorum) and sweet wakerobin (Trillium vaseyi) on a serene spring evening. Registration includes garden admission and light refreshments.

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Fee: $34 (Members) / $40 (Non-members)

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the wonder of trilliums at Garden in the Woods. Join them for Trillium Week and experience the magic of these captivating wildflowers in bloom.

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