Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

Happy Fall! Outdoor gardens are open. Global Flora currently open to campus only.

Our outdoor gardens are open to the public! There is still active construction around the Science Center, impacting garden areas. Some paths are closed and water features are not active yet. The Wellesley College community can access Global Flora with card swipe on Tuesdays through Fridays, 12-4pm, except holidays. We expect to open these same hours for public visitors starting Friday, November 11, 2022.

Welcome to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens!

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens serves the community as an educational garden, with 22+ acres of diverse outdoor gardens, greenhouses and Visitor Center for the campus community and broader public.  Students, faculty, and staff connect with us through courses, research, and our student jobs, internships, and orgs.  The Friends of the Botanic Gardens offers programs, newsletters, volunteer opportunities and events for the public.

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

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Special shout-out to the Purple Class of 2026!

We are excited to welcome the new purple class of 2026 to "Dare to Flourish" at the Botanic Gardens!  Find out how you can get involved in our "For Students" pages, including info on caring for your First Year plants!

ALL STUDENTS: Connect with us and sign up for our mailing list here! tinyurl.com/WCBG-welcome