Earlier today I headed to the Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Its a really nice place to walk around and enjoy a lot natural beauty. They have paths, ponds, plenty of flowers and a lot to see. Given that Spring has just started things are only just starting to bloom. Nonetheless I wanted to go check it out. Framingham is a good 25 minutes from Worcester, but I do try to make it out there at least three times a year. It's also a fantastic place for doing macro photography.
The entrance is on a one way street behind a residential area.
This is what you see at the entrance. As you can see this is part of the New England Wild Flower Society.
Once you park you can head over to the Visitor Center, pick up a trail map and start on your way. The left trail, which I took, takes you through the woods a little.
I saw these flowers by the path and decided to get some close ups. I have no idea what these are called, but they seem to be very early bloomers.
Walking a little further I reached the pond. In mid summer its full of bushes, frogs, turtles and dragonflies. I was hoping to see some dragonflies, but I think its still a couple weeks too early for them.
There were a few turtles just hanging out which was nice to see. I had to get nice and low to get this shot of the happy couple.
I then continued down the path. Not a lot was in bloom, but I was able to find some interesting things to capture.
I also found a tree with a very interesting bark pattern.
I also really liked the texture of this stump.
Walking along the path I came across this play area for the kids. There were little huts, and this elaborate hanging display with a ton of fun artifacts.
Once the inner loop had been completed I was back by the entrance. This building is the education center and is often used for classes and small workshops.
Once again I enjoyed my visit to the Garden in the Woods. Although I hoped more was blooming it seems its only weeks away from being swarmed with greenery, flowers and plenty of visitors as well.