This is a fun stop during a day trip to Sudbury and Concord. It's a working mill, and although it's not so very old (re-built in 1929) it's just beautiful. There are some very pleasant walks behind the mill and on the way to the Mary-Martha Church and the Little Red School House. Make sure to take the walk inside the forested area, don't walk on...more
The name does NOT come from the sisters from the Bible...taken from the historical web site: "The Martha Mary Chapel was built in 1940 under the direction of Henry Ford. One of six similar chapels that serve six different communities in three states, the chapel was built and dedicated by Mr. and Mrs. Ford as a tribute to their mothers, Martha...more
Again, the Henry Ford family is responsible for this building's location. It's a very cool building, perhaps more interesting to me because I'm a teacher and a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. (Okay, that makes no sense geographically, but I figure her classroom was probably about this size and shape.)Anyway, it's cool. If you dare, walk the 100 yards or...more
You could wander around the exterior of the greenhouse to see the prep areas and nursery of plants which are outdoors in the summertime... probably getting ready to be wintered in the green house. Of course there are a series of windows which open to ventilate and maintain proper temperatures. My husband keeps lobbying for a small greenhouse on our...more
The welcome center is where you buy your entrance tickets and any plant material you may wish to bring home. There is an assortment of related gift and practical items in a pleasant space which also includes light snacks and a comfortable couch. You will find clean rest rooms here as well.There are regularly scheduled talks and tours and...more
Here we find designed settings using native plants and artful containers. Notice the "green roof". NATIVE PLANTS?"those species that were growing in North America prior to European settlement. They are well adapted to regional climate and topography...offering shelter and nourishment to insects, birds, and other native wildlife."more
The staff who take care of the Garden in the Woods must be very devoted to their work, because there are so many special touches along the way which could only have been done with loving hands. My husband was particularly taken with the benches made from tree limbs. I liked the way they used branches as well as slices of logs to create bins for...more
Adequate accomodations. Cozy/Elegant interiors. If you stay there you will probably require a car to...more
My words wouldn't describe the Inn any better than the web site's, so I have copied them here......more
277 Old Sudbury Rd, Sudbury, Massachusetts, 01776, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
We had to ask for directions when we left the Garden in the Woods and stopped a woman who was jogging. She gave us the directions we needed, but also a good tip for a quick, but good lunch. We followed her local advice and were quite satisfied.
Caraway's was very popular w/ folks stopping in for lunch or take out all during the time we were there. I had a wonderful salad w/ sprouts and chicken...among many other things.... while my husband chose a steak and cheese on bulky roll. Satisfying and well priced.
BTW... Sudbury is the town most people might recognize because of the well known Sudbury Inn. Fabulous old inn filled w/ original details and good food. Lots of weddings and special events happen here... but there is a tap room that is very intimate.
Garden in the Woods is a few miles away ... actually in Framingham...but they all run together and are easy to explore in a group.