Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

COVID-19 Update: The Wellesley College campus is closed to the public, including WCBG's outdoor gardens.

The Global Flora conservatory will be closed to the public until Science Center construction is complete in spring 2022. At the current time, there are no greenhouses to visit at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens. 

The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens (WCBG) are campus treasures.

The Alexandra Botanic Garden has specimen trees and shrubs from around the world in a picturesque landscape. A tiny brook winds through the garden from a waterfall to Paramecium Pond. The H. H. Hunnewell Arboretum has several different habitats, including a maple swamp, meadow, and fragments of different forest types, with mostly native species. Other specialized gardens include a bog garden, a dwarf conifer garden, a butterfly garden, and our Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden. Read the Wellesley magazine article about celebrating WCBG's botanical treasures through art.

For information about tours and visiting, click "Visit" above or call the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens office at 781-283-3094.

Global Flora

The Global Flora Collection in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses brings Margaret Ferguson's vision of “laboratories under glass” into the 21st century.

Our new facility will be a showcase of living beauty highlighting plant form, as well as a new node for interdisciplinary science research and teaching, and an innovative example of sustainable design.


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