Native Plant Trust

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From the Wild to Your Backyard

Garden in the Woods Curtis Woodland Path, UL

See You in the Spring

Garden in the Woods, Nasami Farm, and the Garden Shops are closed for the winter and scheduled to re-open in April 2021. Please check back for spring 2021 opening details. Meanwhile, our staff can still take your orders for gift cards to our Garden Shops, and you can still give or renew memberships. 

At this time, all Native Plant Trust sanctuaries are open only to local residents to avoid overcrowding. If you live near a sanctuary and arrive to find lots of cars or a busy entrance, please seek a different place for your walk or come back later. While walking, please observe physical-distancing guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Photo: Garden in the Woods, Curtis Woodland, Uli Lorimer ©Native Plant Trust


Order Your Spring Plants Early

Yes, dormancy still reigns in the Plant Kingdom, but as an act of faith that spring eventually will arrive, we have posted the 2021 Native Plants Price List and Pollinator Kit order forms on our Buy Native Plants page. Pre-order plants for pick-up at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm. Questions about which plants will work on your property? Try out our Garden Plant Finder. Start planning your garden now!

Photo: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria spp.), ©Native Plant Trust


Winter Walking at the Garden

Members at the Individual with Garden Access level and higher may request Winter Walking visits to Garden in the Woods through Friday, March 19, 2021. You may request a visit Monday through Friday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), excluding holidays. Since many staff members are still working remotely, please email your request at least one business day in advance. Please see our More for Members page for all the details. 

Photo: Snow at Garden in the Woods ©Native Plant Trust


Browse Our Spring/Summer Programs

Visit our Classes & Field Studies page to browse 100 Spring/Summer programs now open for registration, including many brand-new classes. Or download the catalog (PDF) at the bottom of the Learn page. We’ve moved most of our courses in native plant horticulture and conservation online, so you can continue to expand your world inside when the outside world is not fully open. 

Photo: Cardinal-flower (Lobelia cardinalis) ©Native Plant Trust

Comm Ave Mall, Boston

Spring Symposium: Native Plants and the Future of Public Spaces

The events of 2020 altered the way we gather and the ways in which we design and use spaces. What does this mean for the future of outdoor public spaces like parks and gardens, and how do native plants figure into these new scenarios? Join Native Plant Trust on Friday, April 9, 1-4 p.m., for a virtual symposium in which prominent landscape and horticulture professionals explore these questions. Reserve your spot here.

Photo: Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, ©Pixabay

Chamaecyparis thyoides flowers - Arthur Haines

Time to Renew Your Membership?

We're flipping the calendar pages of a new year. Check your membership renewal date to continue receiving uninterrupted benefits, including great discounts on classes, native plants, and garden books. Give or renew a membership online, anytime.

Photo: Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) ©Arthur Haines


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