Native Plant Trust

Celebrate Native Plants

From the Wild to Your Backyard


Visit Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.), through October 15, no advance reservation required. Please see Visit/Garden in the Woods for more  information. 

The Garden Shop is open during Garden visiting hours, and (woo-woo!) our End of Season Plant Sale is on at both Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. And discounts just ramped up: Members get 40% off and nonmembers 30% off all plants. (Not a member yet? Join now and reap your discount!) The sale goes until we close or run out of plants. 

Photo: Summer path, Garden in the Woods, Rachel Wolff Lander © Native Plant Trust

Nasami Farm rainbow

Shop for Plants at Nasami Farm

Nasami Farm's Garden Shop in Whately, MA, is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., only, through October 8. The same plants are available as at the shop in Garden in the Woods. Come shop in the rural Connecticut River valley and hit some farm stands along the way. 

Our End of Season Plant Sale is on at both Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. Members get 40% off and nonmembers 30% off all plants. (Not a member yet? Join now and reap your discount!) The sale ends when we run out of plants or close for the season.

Photo: Nasami Farm rainbow, K. M. Connolly © Native Plant Trust

Eleocharis quadrangulata seeds

Sign Up for Our Virtual Fall Symposium

Need for Seed: A Strategy for the Northeast, our two-day fall symposium on November 2–3,  focuses on establishing a groundbreaking network of native seed users and producers in New England, including government agencies and nongovernmental organizations led by Native Plant Trust. Speakers from other parts of the country will share success factors in establishing a native seed network and discuss strategy, logistics, and tasks—from seed collection and storage to using native seed in restoration and nursery cultivation. 

Photo: Square-stemmed spikesedge seeds (Eleocharis quadrangulata), Michael Piantedosi © Native Plant Trust


Help the Planet: Rethink Your Lawn

Boston's WBUR-FM talks with Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer about lawn alternatives, an especially pressing issue during New England's critical drought. And this piece proved so popular that the station included Uli's comments in a round-up article on the topic.

Photo: Uli Lorimer weeds the oak-sedge lawn at Garden in the Woods, Jesse Costa/WBUR

Uli book cover

Check Out Uli Lorimer's Book

We're proud to introduce The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden, with text and images by Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer,  published by Native Plant Trust and Timber Press. Books are available now. Order your copies here. Listen to Margaret Roach and Uli discuss the section on eastern native annuals on Margaret's podcast. Read the Boston Globe's feature story about the book here, and the Ecological Landscape Alliance's review here.

Trillium grandiflorum - Uli Lorimer

Make Your Mark: Make a Will

Autumn is the perfect season to take care of the people, pets, and plants you love. No matter where you are on your life journey, creating a will enables you to secure your future, protect your loved ones, and build an environmental legacy, conserving our precious ecosystems for generations to come. Our partnership with FreeWill: a free estate-planning resource, guides you through the process of making or updating your will in just 20 minutes

Photo: White wakerobin (Trillium grandiflorum), © Uli Lorimer