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Garden in the Woods Curtis Woodland Path, UL

Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm Opening Dates

Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop re-open to welcome back members on Saturday, April 10, and the public on  Sunday, April 11. The Garden Shop at Nasami Farm opens to members on Friday, April 23, and to the public on Saturday, April 24. 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!

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

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Order Your Spring Plants or Make a Shopping Appointment

The Plant Kingdom is on the verge of its annual boom of bloom, and we are ready with an extraordinary selection of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees to support our native insects, birds, and other wildlife. Check out 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 (open to members on Saturday, April 10, and to the public on Sunday, April 11) 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. 

Questions about which plants will work on your property? Try out our Garden Plant Finder. Start planning your garden now! 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

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Spring/Summer Programs Are Ready for You

Visit our Classes & Field Studies page to browse 100 Spring/Summer programs now open for registration, including many brand-new classes. Or download the catalog (PDF) at the bottom of the Learn page. We’ve moved most of our courses in native plant horticulture and conservation online, so you can continue to expand your horizons, even when the outside world is not fully open. 

Photo: Cardinal-flower (Lobelia cardinalis) ©Native Plant Trust

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Seeking a Speaker?

Native Plant Trust's staff includes several compelling speakers on botanical and horticultural topics. If you need a speaker for your upcoming presentations, symposia, and other events, browse their bios and topic suggestions on our new Find a Speaker page. The fees for speakers support the programs at the heart of our mission. You may request speakers by completing the new online request form on that page.

Photo: Eastern leatherwood (Dirca palustris), Uli Lorimer ©Native Plant Trust

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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. 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 with Native Plant News here.


Photo: Cayte McDonough collecting seed from inkberry holly (Ilex glabra), ©Deb Donaldson

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Spring Is the Time to Renew Your Membership

We're flipping the calendar to a new season, when 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

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