Sarracenias at Garden in the Woods

Steven Klitzing (
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 08:48:58 -0700

Hi all:

I just got back from a wonderful trip to New England. While I was in
Massachusetts, I stopped at a terrific place called "Garden in the Woods".
Best times to see it is in Spring or Fall. It's near Framingham.
Among the many endangered species and microclimates they had there,
I got to see a stand of D. Oreophila? that they planted along one of
their paths. These plants are now naturalizing, and are doing quite
well. I lifted up the top of one Sarracenia, and saw a large garden
spider inside trying to stay warm and get some free food. It was nice
to see. It's a great place to visit, even if you aren't interested in
Sarracenia. Some of their paths also contain pink and yellow ladyslippers,
which bloom in the Spring. Garden in the Woods sells source sheets that
list companies which sell rare orchids and endangered plants that are
not collected from the wild, but bred in captivity.