Directions

Directions to Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

If using MapQuest/GoogleMaps:
Route 135 entrance is just east of 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
Route 16 entrance is at 727 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481

From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 13 (Natick/Framingham/Route 30). Take Route 30 East 0.2 miles to the first set of lights. Turn right on Speen Street and drive 1.8 miles to the intersection with Route 135. Take a left onto Route 135 East and drive 3.6 miles to a traffic light, which will be at the main entrance of the College. Turn right at this light into Wellesley College. Take the first right, and then bear right to park in the parking garage.

Walk out of the garage and cross the street to the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center. Turn left onto the sidewalk in front of the campus center. When you come to College Road, take a right and continue walking along the sidewalk until you see Paramecium Pond on the other side of the road. Cross the street at the crosswalk. You are now in the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

From the East:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 14 (Weston).  Go south on Interstate 95 (Route 128) for 1/2 mile to Route 16, Exit 21B. Follow Route 16 West for 2.9 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley.  Bear left at this light (do not take a “hard” left) proceeding up the hill with the church on your right.  Continue for about ¾ mile until the next stop light. Take a right at this light into the Rte. 16 entrance to Wellesley College – there is a “Wellesley College” sign.

Drive the full length of College Road until you see the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center on your left. Just after the campus center, take a left-hand turn and then bear right to park in the parking garage.

Walk out of the garage and cross the street to the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center. Turn left onto the sidewalk in front of the campus center. When you come to College Road, take a right and continue walking along the sidewalk until you see Paramecium Pond on the other side of the road. Cross the street at the crosswalk. You are now in the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

From Logan Airport:
Take the Ted Williams Tunnel from the airport to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90); follow directions from the east (above).

From the North or South:
Take I-95/Route 128 to Route 16 West, Exit 21. Follow Route 16 West for 2.9 miles, using directions from the east (above).

Botanic Gardens Map

Campus map