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Talk by Cornell Plantations Director & Guided Walk at Garden in the Woods

  • Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Rd Framingham, MA, 01701 United States (map)

We invite Cornell Club of Boston families and friends to join us for a presentation by the Director of Cornell Plantations, Dr. Christopher Dunn, and a guided walk in Garden in the Woods, a unique and magical showcase of native New England plants. Whether you are interested in conservation and restoration of natural areas or in creating beautiful and diverse habitats for your home garden, this wonderful nature walk will teach children and adults about the diversity of New England's wild flowers and woody plants. The tour will be led by volunteer experts from Garden in the Woods. 

We are delighted to have Dr. Christopher Dunn (bio), Director of Cornell Plantations, join us on the walk. Starting at 1:00 pm, prior to the walk, he will give a slide presentation in the Education Center at Garden in the Woods, “Can Gardens Save the World?  Preserving our Natural and Cultural Heritage.” (Read more in this PDF)

Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, the New England Wild Flower Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters are located at Garden in the Woods, a renowned native plant botanic garden that attracts visitors from all over the world. Set among 45 acres in Framingham, MA, Garden in the Woods is an amazing living museum named by Yankee Magazine as the best native plant botanical garden in New England. It displays a wide variety of common and rare native plants with over two miles of inviting paths leading through natural settings including a towering canopy of trees, ponds, a wooded bog, numerous springs, and an ever-flowing brook. 


Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA


Saturday, May 16, 2015, RAIN OR SHINE.  Register online by Thursday, May 7.

1:00 pm at the Education Center at Garden in the Woods.  Due to limited parking, you may have to park on a nearby street and walk a few blocks, so we recommend that you arrive at the Garden parking lot by 12:40 pm, just in case.

1:00 pm - Presentation by Dr. Dunn in the Education Center, followed by a Q/A session

2:00 pm - Guided walk starts

3:30 pm (approx) - Guided walk ends


$14 (Adults); $7 (Children). Includes Presentation and Guided Tour. Children under 3 enjoy free admission


Please leave pets at home.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch or purchase snacks and drinks available at the Garden Shop, which also sells a beautiful selection of native plants, tools, and gifts.  Covered picnic tables are available outside the education building. 


If you have questions about this event, please contact Ross Holicker '73 at (preferred) or 508-954-0011 (cell)