PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Outdoor Gardens are open to the public every day, including holidays. Please abide by all College policies. Dogs should be leashed. All dog waste, food, and other trash are carry-out only. Please stay on paths, and contact us in advance for any larger groups, events, or professional photography.
All Greenhouses and buildings, including the Visitor Center, are currently closed to the public. We expect to open later in 2022.
Covid-19 policy (as of Nov 16, 2021): Please find information for your visit and parking at Wellesley College at this link. Buildings including all greenhouses and the Visitor Center are closed to visitors. Guests on College business must register and have a host to enter buildings. Parking is limited to certain lots.
How to get here
Wellesley College is located a short walk from the Wellesley Square commuter rail station. There are several entrances into the College; entering through the Gate at the intersection of Central St. and Weston will lead you onto Fiske path; the Botanic Gardens is along your right - look for signs to enter the Arboretum or Botanic Gardens.
To find the Visitor Center, look for "Global Flora and Visitor Center" on the campus map linked below.
Currently, Public visitor parking is only allowed in the Distribution Center lot on the west side of campus (as of Nov 16, 2021).
ONLY Wellesley College registered vehicles are permitted to park in other campus parking lots.
Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481