Garden in the Woods Is Open
Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop are open! For the protection of all visitors and staff members, we'll be using advance-ticketing for all Garden visits and require separate plant-shopping and safe pick-up appointments at both locations. Our ticketing and shopping links are now live and ready for you! The Garden Shop at Nasami Farm is also open by appointment.
Native Plant Trust sanctuaries are open only to local residents to avoid overcrowding. If you live near a sanctuary and arrive to find a busy entrance, please seek a different place for your walk or come back later. While walking, please observe social-distancing guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.
Photo: Garden in the Woods, Curtis Woodland, Uli Lorimer ©Native Plant Trust
Trillium Week, May 1–8
Please join us for our sixth-annual Trillium Week to celebrate our nationally recognized trillium collection at Garden in the Woods. Our virtual festivities for this special week include an online, free Trillium Workshop (daily) presented in a prerecorded video by our staff experts on how to select species and care for plants. Those who visit the Garden in person can take a guided Trillium Tour to view our collection (daily, weekdays at 11 a.m.; weekends at 2 p.m.), free with Garden admission. For those who cannot visit in person, a virtual Trillium Tour is included in our free, web-based tour of the Garden.
Photo: Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum), ©Uli Lorimer
Order Your Spring Plants or Make a Shopping Appointment
We are ready for gardening season with an extraordinary selection of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees to support our native insects, birds, and other wildlife. Download the 2021 Native Plants Price List on our Buy Native Plants page to pre-order your plants via email, or make a shopping appointment at Garden in the Woods or the Garden Shop at Nasami Farm (open to members on Friday, April 23, and to the public on Saturday, April 24). We require advance shopping appointments at both locations, even if you have scheduled a visit to Garden in the Woods.
We regret that our Pollinator Kits are currently sold out, but you may add your name to a waiting list on our Buy Native Plants page.
Photo: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria spp.), ©Native Plant Trust
Margaret Roach and Uli Lorimer Talk about Trillium Time
In her April 30 podcast, New York Times contributing garden writer Margaret Roach chats up Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer about the alluring tease of trilliums—they germinate slowly from seed, and it may take up to five years for a plant to produce a single flower—as well as what's so special about the collection of Trillium species at Garden in the Woods. You can also read the transcript.
Photo: Red trillium (Trillium erectum var. album) with pollen weevil, Dan Jaffe ©Native Plant Trust
A Farewell Chat: Nasami Farm's Nursery Manager Retires after 20 Years with Native Plant Trust
Before she retired at the end of March, Cayte McDonough shared highlights of her inspiring career with Native Plant News. Learn how Cayte switched careers to follow her lifelong passion for plants, what it takes to grow plants from known-ecotype seed, how Native Plant Trust came to move its nursery to Nasami Farm, and more. Read Cayte's interview here. Want to make a donation in honor of Cayte? Click here.
Photo: Cayte McDonough collecting seed from inkberry holly (Ilex glabra), ©Deb Donaldson
Spring Is the Time of Renewal—for Your Membership
We're flipping the calendar to a new season, and your membership benefits are in full bloom. Check your membership renewal date to continue receiving uninterrupted benefits, including great discounts on visits to Garden in the Woods, classes, native plants, and garden books. Give or renew a membership online, anytime.
Photo: Toadshade (Trillium sessile), ©Uli Lorimer