Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

Fall open hours

Our WCBG Visitor Center & Global Flora greenhouse are free & open to all on Sundays 11a-4pm, with guided tours Sundays at 2pm! Weekday hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-5pm. Outdoor gardens are open all day, every day, all year. Plan your visit.  

We are closed during Thanksgiving break (Nov. 23-26) and wintersession (Dec. 13-Jan. 29). Our final Fall open hours are on Tuesday, Dec. 12! Spring semester open hours begin Tues, Jan. 30.  Due to limited staffing, we will accommodate campus & public visits in December/January by reservation only - please contact us.

Welcome to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens!

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens serves the community as an educational garden, spanning 22+ acres of diverse outdoor gardens, greenhouses and a visitor center for the campus community and the public.  Students, faculty, and staff connect with us through courses, research, community programs, student jobs and internships, the Botanistas student org, and other creative projects.  The Friends of the Botanic Gardens offers free educational public programs, guided public tours, a newsletter, and more!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Watch the Botanic Gardens student team in action, in this video!

ALUMNAE SPOTLIGHTFeaturing botanical alums Courtney Streett '09, Dominique Hazzard '12, and Shani Fletcher '98

Follow@wellesleybotanicgardens Link to WCBG instagram - Instagram app icon WCBG on Facebook and @wellesleybotanistas Link to WCBG instagram - Instagram app icon

GIVE  Designate your gift to "Friends of Botanic Gardens" to support our students and programs!

For Wellesley faculty, staff, and students

FACULTY & STAFF: You can reserve Global Flora and other greenhouse/garden areas for class visits, meetings, research, and events directly using 25Live - see FAQContact Kristina Jones (kjones) or Jenn Yang (jyang2) for any special requests!

STUDENTS: Looking for ways to get involved? Check out our "For Students" pages!