Native Plant Trust

Celebrate Native Plants

From the Wild to Your Backyard

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Garden in the Woods & Nasami Farm Hours

Garden in the Woods is open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through mid-October. Hours for plant shopping are the same as the Garden's visiting hours. (See this contact info for Garden visitors and plant shoppers.) finds Garden in the Woods to be one of Greater Boston's best green spaces!

Nasami Farm's Garden Shop is open Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by appointment through early October. Contact Nasami's Garden Shop at 413-241-5614 or

Photo: Visitors, Garden in the Woods, © Melissa Blackall/Wildlinks

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Native Plant Trust in the News

CNN quoted CEO Tim Johnson in a story about rediscovering a rare Vermont plant. Our seed bank gets a mention in this New York Times story. Senior Research Botanist Arthur Haines parsed issues of hawthorn conservation in The Atlantic. CEO Tim Johnson appeared on Margaret Roach's awaytogarden and Thomas Christopher's Growing Greener podcasts. Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi spoke with the Rutland (VT) Herald and the Boston Globe about saving New Hampshire's rare plants and coauthored an article about our Conserving Plant Diversity in New England report in the February Public Garden Magazine. Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer is quoted in American Gardener's July/August issue (see the article on heucheras) and appeared in the Boston Globe on May 19 and February 28, Gardenista on April 4 and March 27, The WildStory podcast, and the Washington Post. Martha Stewart also devoted a recent blog post to Uli.

Photo: Eastern blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), © Native Plant Trust

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Learn while It's Hot

Staying busy makes this summer's heat less intrusive, and we have a great slate of in-person and online classes to get you through the hot season! Check out our list of classes here.

Photo: Withe-rod viburnum (Viburnum nudum), © Uli Lorimer

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Could This Be You?

Native Plant Trust is in growth mode, and we're looking for energetic people to fill a variety of positions. Specifically, we're seeking a communications manager, as well as seasonal seed collection technicians and a seed collection coordinator for the Northeast Seed Network.

Are any of these jobs a good fit with your skills and passion? Check out the full job descriptions here.

Photo: Seed collecting in the wild, © Deb Donaldson


Doing Our Part with Internships

Botanists and native plant horticulturists will guide the future of native plan horticulture and conservation, but academic programs in botany are in steep decline. That's why we do our part to train the next generation of plant experts by offering annual internships in plant conservation and ecological horticulture. Won't you jump in to support these important experiential learning opportunities? Please donate now! Thank you.

Photo: Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer with interns, Erin Hammes © Native Plant Trust

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Meet Our New CEO

Join Native Plant Trust in welcoming Tim Johnson as our new chief executive officer, following the retirement of Executive Director Debbi Edelstein in January.

Tim assumes this new title after previously serving as the director of the botanic garden and professor of practice at Smith College. Tim has already started applying his leadership experience to deliver impact in ecological horticulture, conservation, and education.

Learn more about Tim in this interview with Thomas Christopher in the Growing Greener podcast.

Photo: Tim Johnson, © Sam Masinter