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Plants for the Ecological Gardener

We focus on beauty with environmental benefits

During the growing season, you'll find a stunning selection of robust native plants for sale in our Garden Shops. Our plants start from seed that our staff and volunteers harvest sustainably in the wild throughout the region. We raise our plants organically, without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, so they will delight your eye and support the birds and bees that keep the rest of life humming. And we have the expertise to help you choose individual plants for a wide variety of conditions. 

We also offer curated plant collections and kits for particular purposes and conditions (see the green boxes below), as well as useful books, tools, garden ornaments, and home accessories. Proceeds from the shop sales help support our mission.

You can plan your garden anytime with our lists of plants and prices (see red buttons, below), as well as the Garden Plant Finder in the top menu.

During the growing season, browse our plants and garden wares at our Garden Shops in two locations (see below). You can also pre-order plants for pick-up in either location. Just download the price list, indicate what plants you'd like, and email the list to the location where you'll be picking up your order. We'll contact you to confirm and make payment arrangements. 

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA (directions from your location
Open daily, 10-5, April 14 through October 15
508-877-7630 x 3601; TTY 508-877-6553
For plant sales: gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org 
For other shop questions: shop@NativePlantTrust.org 

Nasami Farm 
128 North Street
Whately, MA (directions from your location)
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10-5, April 27 through October 7
413-397-9922; nasaminatives@NativePlantTrust.org 

How to Order Plants and Other FAQs

From choosing plants to buying gift cards, we have answers

Q: I'm new at gardening with native plants. Where can I get some advice about which plants will work best in my yard?

A: We have some great tools for you! Start with our Plant Finder database. It will guide you to plants that will thrive in your garden's conditions. For a color-illustrated handbook with full descriptions of stunning native garden plants, you can buy our latest book, Native Plants for New England Gardens. Finally, during the growing season, the plant-sales coordinators in our Garden Shops can answer your questions by phone, email, or in person during our business hours:

Garden Shop at Garden in the Woods
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through October 15
508-877-7630 x3601; 
gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org (plant sales)
shop@NativePlantTrust.org (other shop questions)

Garden Shop at Nasami Farm
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through October 7
413-397-9922; nasaminatives@NativePlantTrust.org 

Q: I'm a landscape designer looking for a price quote on a big order of plants. Who should I talk to?

A: Contact the Garden Shop at the location where you'll be picking up your order. Let us know what you have in mind, and we'll get you a quote: Garden in the Woodsgardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org: 508-877-7630 x3601; Nasami Farm Nursery: nasaminatives@NativePlantTrust.org; 413-397-9922.

Q: Can I place a pre-season order for plants before your Garden Shops open in April?

A: Yes. Usually, we know by February which plants will be available for the upcoming growing season and post an updated Plant Availability List on our website. To place a pre-season order using your credit card, call our retail manager at Garden in the Woods: 508-877-7630 x3209. (Please do not email credit card information.) At that time we can discuss whether you'll pick up your plants at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm.

Q: Can I order a gift card over the phone?

A: Sure. We'll even mail it for you!

Q: Do you have an online store?

A: Not yet, but it's coming! Until then, we are happy to take your calls and respond to your emails during our Garden Shop business hours. Thanks for your patience.

Cover More Ground with a Pollinator Kit

Transform your home landscape into a pollinator oasis that buzzes with life!

Note that our Pollinator Kits must be ordered in advance. Please order ASAPsee instructions belowas supplies are limited!  

About Our Pollinator Kits

Download our info sheet here

Our kits are tailored for three types of growing conditions:

Kit 1: Full sun, average to dry soil; well suited to open sites with drier conditions

Kit 2: Part sun, moist to dry soil; adaptable to a wide range of conditions including woodland edges

Kit 3: Full to part sun, moist to occasionally wet soil; ideal for pond shores and other damp sites

Each kit contains 50 wildflowers (7 species), packaged in a single tray and selected to produce both a cascade of bloom throughout the season and habitat for specific pollinators at all stages of their life cycles. 

Contained in 5-inch deep plug cells, these plants should mature to fill a space approximately 10 x 12 feet or larger, depending on what is growing there already and the desired planting density.

  • The species in each kit are listed in our info sheet.
  • Our plug kits deliver faster results than planting from seed, because you start with well-developed plants with deep, healthy root systems that establish quickly. 
  • We feed our plants with organic fertilizer and use biological controls rather than chemicals as our first line of defense against pests. We use no systemic pesticides, such as neonicotinoids.
  • Price: Each kit packs super value at $180. Members save 10 percent!
  • Supplies are limited. Order now for pick-up in late June or July! 

How to Order

  • Call the Garden Shop at Garden in the Woods, 508-877-7630 x3601, or email gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org  
  • Please specify kit type, quantity, and pickup location: Garden in the Woods (Framingham, MA) or Nasami Farm (Whately, MA) 
  • Full payment is due when you order. Please do not send credit card information in an email.

Choose from Our Plant Collections

Even small landscapes have varied conditions and planting needs. That's why we created our nine native plant collections.

Each of our collections contains eight plants and will be available for pick-up at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm. Herbaceous plants come in 2-quart or 1-gallon containers. (Exception: Some plants in the Spring Ephemerals Collection come in 3-inch pots.) Shrubs and vines are in 2-gallon containers. Order your collection in winter or spring for pick up at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm during the growing season.

To order, contact our retail manager with payment information, the name of the collection(s), quantity, and pick-up location: 508-877-7630 x3209; gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org

Pollinators' Feast
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From bee magnets like Helianthus divaricatus to the hummingbird moth’s preferred Monarda fistulosa, these plants are sure to have your garden buzzing! Want to devote a large area to pollinator plants? Check out our Pollinator Kits, in the green box above.

Anticipated species
Amelanchier canadensis (serviceberry)
Aquilegia canadensis (Canada columbine)
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)
Helianthus divaricatus (woodland sunflower)
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle)
Eutrochium maculatum (joe pye weed)
Liatris novae-angliae (northern blazing star)

Pick-up date: On or after May 18

Member price: $99/nonmembers: $110

Spring Ephemerals Collection Spring Ephemerals Collection

Focused on New England’s fabulous array of spring ephemerals, this collection contains species that are among the first to bloom in early spring and usually go dormant by midsummer, as the rest of the garden comes alive.

Anticipated species
Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)
Stylophorum diphyllum (New England celandine)
Claytonia virginica (eastern spring beauty)
Erythronium americanum (trout-lily)
Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’ (double-flowering blood-root)
Sanguinaria canadensis (blood-root)
Dicentra canadensis (squirrel-corn)
Thalictrum thalictroides (anemone meadow-rue)

Pick-up date: On or after April 28

Member price: $67.50/nonmembers: $75

Moisture-loving CollectionMoisture-loving Collection

Does your garden have a wet spot where the grass won’t grow and the mower gets stuck? The plants in this collection will beautifully fill wet areas of your garden.

Anticipated species
Caltha palustris (marsh marigold)
Iris versicolor (blue iris)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich or fiddlehead fern)
Sanguisorba canadensis (Canada burnet)
Spiranthes odorata (common ladies’ tresses)
Trollius laxus ssp. laxus (American globe-flower)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (highbush-cranberry)
Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s-root)

Pick-up date: On or after June 2

Member price: $90/nonmembers: $100

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When the spring ephemerals have passed, the plants in this collection take the spotlight, keeping your garden in glorious bloom—and nourishing the pollinators!—during backyard barbecue season. these plants will be in or approaching full bloom June through September.

Anticipated species
Conoclinium coelestinium (blue mistflower)
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)
Chelone glabra (white turtlehead)
Liatris spicata var. spicata (spike blazing star)
Monarda punctata (spotted bee-balm)
Heliopsis helianthoides (sunflower-everlasting)
Eurybia divaricata (white wood-aster)
Solidago odora (licorice goldenrod)

Pick-up date: On or after June 16

Member price: $90/nonmembers: $100

Shrubs!
Shrubs Collection

The backbone of your garden, shrubs add structure, height, and varied habitat. Included are nine of the best native species, most grown from locally harvested seed at our Nasami Farm nursery.

Anticipated species
Corylus americana (American hazelnut)
Kalmia angustifolia (sheep-laurel)
Aronia arbutifolia (red chokeberry)
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (black elderberry)
Ilex verticillata, female (common winterberry)
Spiraea tomentosa (steeplebush)
Swida sericia (red-twig dogwood, red-osier dogwood)
Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweet-pepperbush)

Pick-up date: On or after April 28

Member price: $243/nonmembers: $270

Roadside Collection
Roadside Plant Collection

Tired of looking at that barren strip between the sidewalk and the road? How about filling it with natives? This collection includes some of the most drought-, salt-, and compaction-tolerant plants the native flora has to offer. From Asclepias to Pycnanthemum, these plants will make your roadside look like wild garden.. 

Anticipated species
Asclepias syriaca or A. tuberosa (milkweed)
Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (red bearberry) 
Ionactis linariifolia (flax-leaved stiff-aster)
Monarda punctata (spotted beebalm)
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow leaf mountain mint)
Rudbeckia fulgida (black-eyed Susan)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)

Pick-up date: On or after June 16

Member price: $94.50/nonmembers: $105

Coastal Plantings Collection

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This collection of salt-tolerant, pollinator-loving natives will fill the bill for those with houses on the Cape and elsewhere near the shore. Combines well with the Roadside Collection for a super group of plants that thrive in harsh, sandy conditions.

Anticipated species
Morella caroliniensis (small bayberry)
Kalmia angustifolia  (sheep laurel)
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed )
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster, late bloom)
Aquilegia canadensis (columbine)
Allium cernuum (nodding onion)

Pick-up date: On or after June 16

Member price: $103.50/nonmembers: $115

Woodland Bloom Collection

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Are you looking for plants that do well in shade or at woodland edges for color throughout the growing season? Here is a collection for you.

Anticipated species

Stylophorum diphyllum (celandine poppy)
Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal)
Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ (blue phlox)
Actaea racemosa (black bugbane, black cohosh)
Actaea rubifolia (Appalachian baneberry – late summer spikes of white flowers above maple-shaped leaves)
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (blue wood aster)
Ageratina altissima (white snakeroot) 
Solidago flexicaulis (zig-zag goldenrod)

Pick-up date: On or after June 16

Member price: $90/nonmembers: $100

Understory Collection

Lindera benzoinOften, what’s underneath is as important as the standout. Whether a true ground cover or an important fill-in shrub, this collection is sure to add woodland interest. 

Anticipated Species
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)
Carex pensylvanica (a sedge for dry shade)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Polygonatum biflorum or P. pubescens (smooth or hairy Solomon’s seal)
Mitella diphylla (bishop’s cap)
Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon's seal)
Uvularia sessifolia (sessile-leaved bellwort)
Rhus aromatica ‘Gro Lo’ (low growing fragrant  sumac)

Pick-up date: On or after June 2

Member price: $99/nonmembers: $110

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