Admission and tours are free for everyone

The Outdoor Botanic Gardens are free and open to the public.

The 22-acre outdoor gardens are always open - year-round, every day, all day. Visitor maps are available outside the WCBG Visitor Center. Enter at Paramecium Pond from College Road, or along Central Street. Dogs must be leashed.

The WCBG Visitor Center and Global Flora greenhouse are free and open to the public, during staffed hours (see below). The Visitor Center has wheelchair-accessible restrooms, water fountains, and a changing station.

The Global Flora greenhouse paths are wheelchair/stroller-accessible. Service animals allowed.

Note: Parking is very limited on weekdays near the WCBG Visitor Center, due to nearby construction. See parking options.

Visitor center & greenhouse open hours

Summer hours

June 9–Aug 25, 2024
Public hours (free & open to all): Sundays, 10 am–3 pm
Campus hours (swipe access): Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 am–4 pm

Closed on holidays and campus breaks, shown below.

2024 closure dates

Spring hours Jan. 30- April 30 (open Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays)
January: closed Jan 1-29 (Wintersession)
February: closed Feb 18 (President's Day holiday)
March: closed Mar 17-22 (Spring break)
April: closed April 14 (Patriot's Day/Boston Marathon weekend)

Summer hours May 1- Aug 30 (open Sundays only)
May: closed May 1-May 31 except for campus events (Senior week, Commencement, Reunion)
June: closed June 1-8
July: closed July 4
August: no closures

Fall hours Sept. 1- Dec. 31 (open Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays)
September: closed Sept 1 (Labor Day holiday)
October: closed Oct 13 (Indigenous Peoples Day)
November: closed Nov 27-30 (Thanksgiving break)
December: closed Dec. 11-31 (Winter break)

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Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

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