Native Plant Trust

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Aesclepias incarnata

The Garden Is Open

Garden in the Woods is open to the public. For your safety, and to comply with state mandates, admission is limited and by advance ticket purchase only. All visitors, including members, must purchase tickets online, in advance of your desired entrance time. You may purchase same-day tickets online until an hour before any time slot, but not at the gate. Click here to purchase Garden admission tickets through October 15 when the Garden closes to the public. Information about Winter Walking for members will be coming soon. Please see our Garden in the Woods page (Garden Guidelines) for important details about planning your visit.

And you now have two options for plant shopping. Click here for more information.

Photo: Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), ©Uli Lorimer

Lupinus perennis-short crop

Public Programs Challenge Match

When distance was what we needed to stay safe, Native Plant Trust was poised to meet that need. We have moved nearly all of our native plant programs online, and as a result, more people in more places can learn about the importance of native plants. But, to sustain this effort, we require more resources, and a magnanimous donor has stepped forward with a challenge to provide that support: If you donate any amount up to $100,000 between now and December 31, this donor will match your gift. So, please, donate now to our Public Programs Challenge Match, and your gift will be doubled. Just click here—and thank you! 

Photo: Sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis), Dan Jaffe ©Native Plant Trust

Garden in the Woods Curtis Woodland Path, UL

Immediate Job Opening

Garden in the Woods is seeking a full-time horticulturist to help manage and carry out daily operations with ecological principles and practices. The position will involve supervision of interns and volunteers, long-term planning, plant records work, and facilities maintenance. Additional work includes educational outreach via tours, field trips, teaching classes, lectures, and publications. For the full job description and directions on how to apply, click here.

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


Fall/Winter Programs Are Here!

Dozens of new Fall/Winter 2020 programs are now open for registration. Browse on them on the Classes & Field Studies page, or download the print catalog PDF at the bottom of the Learn page. Some highlights: a plant diversity virtual symposium addressing new conservation analysis and strategies (October 29), and THRIVE, a new virtual event exploring plant-based art to inspire hope during challenging times (September 25). We're also offering a new online series exploring some of New England’s top university herbaria, including Harvard, Brown, and the universities of Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont. And gardeners, check out new workshops on site analysis and design, plus familiar favorites like shade gardening and gardening for pollinators

Photo: Field study, ©Native Plant Trust

heart-leaved aster

Plant Sale Prices Are Fall-ing

All plants are now 40% off for Native Plant Trust members and 30% off for non-members. Order ahead for contactless pickup or make an appointment to shop in person at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm.

See our Buy Native Plants page to check hours at each location and choose from two safe-shopping methods. Not yet a member? Join now and reap immediate discounts.

Photo: Heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), Uli Lorimer ©Native Plant Trust

Nasami garden plant seedlings

Our Media Appearances Are Popping!

Our staff experts are talking up native plants: Most recently, The Native Plant Podcast featured Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer. New York Times  garden writer Margaret Roach also recently chatted with Uli about "The Late-Summer Lure of Asters and Goldenrods." And in case you missed WCVB ABC TV 5's Chronicle feature on Garden in the Woods in June, you can view it here. We have a lot more for you to browse and listen to on our Resources & Press page (see Press dropdown box).

Photo: Seedlings at Nasami Farm, Cayte McDonough ©Native Plant Trust