Five Favorite Outdoor Study Spots at Wellesley

August 23, 2018

From Lake Waban to the H. H. Hunnewell Arboretum, Wellesley’s campus offers plenty of settings for studying alfresco.

A "Spoonholder" along Lake Waban (August 2018)

The perfect place for a study session with a view? The “spoonholders” dotting the path along Lake Waban.

Oak Tree on Severance Hill (August 2018)

Severance Hill’s beautiful oak tree has offered its shade to students for more than 100 years.

Green Beach on Lake Waban at Wellesley College (August 2018)

Take a seat on one of the Adirondack chairs on Green Beach and dive into your reading.

Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden at Wellesley College (August 2018)

The slope below the Whitin Observatory is the site of the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden, designed by permaculture experts Dave Jacke and Keith Zaltzberg along with Wellesley College students, staff, and faculty. In spring 2015, Betsy’s Garden Classroom, created in memory of Elizabeth Anderson Fitzgerald ’60, enhanced the spot. Sited under a 200-year-old white oak, the garden provides a gathering place for College classes and visiting groups.

Tupelo Point at Wellesley College (August 2018)

Tupelo Point is a secluded spot. Here, your only interruption is likely to come in the form of a swan gliding quietly across the water.