Native Plant Trust

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From the Wild to Your Backyard

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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 details.

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

Adlumia fungosa, Liza Green

Thanks for a Great #GivingTuesday

We invited you to donate to the Seed Ark Endowment Fund during our #GivingTuesday challenge match—and you responded with gusto! Thanks to you and the generous donor who matched your gifts, we will have more resources to save the seeds of rare plants for the future. Bravo!

Photo: Allegheny-vine (Adlumia fungosa), Liza Green © Liza Green

Chamaecyparis thyoides flowers - Arthur Haines

Give a Membership

A Native Plant Trust membership can transport a friend or a member of your family into a new awareness of the natural world, create a shared bond of appreciation, or provide an enthusiastic gardener with great discounts on classes, native plants, and garden books. Give or renew a membership now.

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

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When Shopping in Stores Is Risky

... pick up the phone and order gift cards to Native Plant Trust's Garden Shops for your friends and loved ones. Our gift cards can be used to purchase plants and other merchandise when our seasonal shops are open—and they are available in any amount, year-round. We will even mail them for you. Call 508-877-7630 x3601.


Photo: Winterberry (Ilex verticillata), Dan Jaffe ©Native Plant Trust

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Members: Take Time for Winter Walking

We invite members at the Individual with Garden Access level and higher to request Winter Walking visits to Garden in the Woods from now 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. Note: There will be no Winter Walking during the Christmas (December 21-25) holidays. Winter Walking will resume on Monday, December 28. Happy Holidays!  

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

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Browse Our Fall/Winter Programs

We’ve moved most of our courses in native plant horticulture and conservation online, so you can continue to open up your world inside when the outside world is not fully open. Go to our Classes & Field Studies page to browse dozens of Fall/Winter programs now open for registration. Or download the print catalog (PDF) at the bottom of the Learn page

Photo: Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) ©Native Plant Trust