Mission Statement

The Mission of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens:

- to increase participation in science by engaging people with a diverse array of outstanding botanical resources for teaching, research, and exploration, and

- to promote scientific and environmental literacy in the college and broader communities, using aesthetic appeal and dynamic programming to stimulate interest in the natural world.

The Mission of the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens:

- to support the mission of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens through exceptional outreach, education and interpretation.

- to share a passion for plants, horticulture and plant science and their abilities to enrich people's lives.

- to honor the vision of the founders of Wellesley College by promoting active exploration and horticultural stewardship of the unique landscape.