Welcome to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens!

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens serves the campus and public community as an educational garden, with thousands of diverse plant species across 22 acres of outdoor gardens, greenhouses, and a visitor center, within the College campus. From the award-winning Global Flora conservatory, which champions sustainable design, to the innovative Edible Ecosystem teaching garden, an experimental food forest, students and visitors of all ages can find inspiring ways to connect with plants and the environment. We welcome all visitors, with free admission and guided tours.

May 2024 hours

There are no weekly public hours in May due to campus events and ongoing construction.
Global Flora and the WCBG Visitor Center are open during May for campus access Tuesdays through Fridays 10am - 4pm (swipe required), and for special events (Senior week, Commencement, Reunion). See Visit Us for Commencement and Reunion hours.

Summer public hours

Starting June 9, Global Flora will be free and open to the public every Sunday 10am - 3pm, except holiday weekends. We look forward to seeing you then!

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Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Botanic Gardens staff