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.
For information about tours and visiting, click "Visit" above or call the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens office at 781-283-3094.
NOTICE: Our Global Flora project is underway! The Global Flora conservatory will be closed to the public until Science Center construction is complete, probably at the end of 2021.
See a live view of the greenhouse construction.
The Global Flora Collection in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses:
Bringing 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.
Follow the Global Flora project blog.
Photo credits: Kristina Jones, Gail Kahn, Vivi Leavy, Becky Saunders, David Sommers, Eileen Sprague