Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

We're Hiring!

Aug 2022: Love plants and horticulture? Excited to mentor students at an educational public garden?  We're hiring!


1. Outdoor horticulturist - seasonal. We're hiring a temporary horticulturist to support outdoor gardens and landscape maintenance from Sept through Nov 2022. Please apply here!  Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

2. Our greenhouse horticulturist, Tony, is retiring after 40 years and we'll feature his stories in our Fall newsletter! We're seeking a plant enthusiast to join our small but mighty team. We have an ecological approach to horticulture and are constantly growing with new ideas, centering DEIJ in our programs and practices.  This is a full time, year round, unionized horticulturist position. Please share widely! Also posted on our instagram.  Learn more and apply here! tinyurl.com/WChortjob



Covid-19 Update: Outdoor gardens are open! Buildings closed and parking limited.

Our outdoor gardens are now open to the public! Please note there is active construction around the Science Center, impacting garden areas. Some paths are closed and water features are currently not active; please avoid flooded areas.  Public parking is currently only allowed at the Distribution Center lot on the west side of campus, and greenhouses and indoor buildings, including our Visitor Center and restrooms, are still closed to the public, per campus policy. Latest details here: https://www.wellesley.edu/coronavirus/facilities#publicaccess

Welcome to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens!

Our outdoor gardens are open to all public visitors and our campus community.

The WCBG Visitor Center, greenhouses (including Global Flora), and all indoor areas are currently closed to the public.  Thank you for your patience as we finish construction and follow Covid-19 safety protocols.




Watch the Wellesley Senior Spotlight on Mika, our Botanic Gardens student intern in summer 2021!

Follow us! 

Our team shares highlights on instagram, @wellesleybotanicgardens Link to WCBG instagram - Instagram app icon WCBG on Facebook and Botanistas students share updates at @wellesleybotanistas Link to WCBG instagram - Instagram app icon


Love supporting botanical programs? Designate your gift to "Friends of Botanic Gardens" to support student internships, research and educational programs, and grow our gardens for all to enjoy.

Share Your Thoughts

Have feedback, ideas, or thoughts to share? Featuring our gardens/programs, or just reconnecting? We welcome your comments!


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American Public Gardens Association - Member

We acknowledge that Wellesley College is built on ancestral and traditional land of the Massachusett people. We also recognize that the United States’ removal, termination, and assimilation policies and practices resulted in the forced settlement of Indigenous lands and the attempted erasure of Indigenous cultures and languages. We further acknowledge the oppression, injustices, and discrimination that Indigenous people have endured and that there is much work to be done on the important journey to reconciliation. We commit to strengthen our understanding of the history and contemporary lives of Indigenous peoples and to steward this land.

We further recognize the many Indigenous people living here today—including the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Nipmuc nations—who have rich ancestral histories in Wellesley and its surrounding communities. Today, their descendants remind us that they are still here, where they maintain a vital and visible presence. We honor and respect the enduring relationship between these peoples and this land, as well as the strength of Indigenous culture and knowledge, the continued existence of tribal sovereignty, and the principle of tribal self-determination.
We thank the Native American Student Association at Wellesley College for their work in developing this land acknowledgement, and we are committed to supporting continued action and advocacy.