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NOTICE: Our greenhouses are closed while we construct our new Global Flora conservatory and undergo major renovations in the Science Center. We anticipate opening to the public at the end of 2021.


The outdoor spaces of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens are open daily, dawn to dusk. 

There is no charge for entrance to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, and tours are free. To arrange a docent-guided tour of the outdoor gardens, please contact the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens: or (781) 283-3094. Two weeks' advance notice is needed to schedule a tour. 

Self-Guided Tours

Print and bring this information sheet with you to get the most out of your visit to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

Take an Alexandra Botanic Garden and H. H. Hunnewell Arboretum Self-Guided Tour


The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens' Visitor Center is adjacent to the Science Center. All visitors to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens must park in Wellesley College's parking garage, located at the Rte. 135 entrance to the College. For visitors with a handicap plate or placard: several handicap spaces are available at the Sage entrance to the Science Center. Please note that all of Science Hill is a construction site, and be extra vigilant for construction traffic when walking in this area.

Contact Us:

Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481