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Plants for the Ecological Gardener

We focus on beauty with environmental benefits

The Garden Shops at Nasami Farm and Garden in the Woods remain closed due to the COVID-19 threat, but you can order plants now for pick up by appointment at either location. You may also shop for plants via a Zoom video appointment. Below are tips and tools to help you shop and order. 

How to Purchase and Pick Up Plants

1. To make an appointment to shop via Zoom at either of our two locations, click on the link to the calendar at your chosen location below:

2. To place an order, download our 2020 Native Plant Price List (buttons appear below). Please enter quantities in the price list and send it, along with your questions, in an email to the location where you will pick up your plants:

Garden in the Woods: gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org
Nasami Farm: nasaminatives@NativePlantTrust.org

3. Please include the following in your email:

  • Contact information
  • Whether you are a current Native Plant Trust member, wish to become a member, or want to renew your membership

3. We will email you a quote that includes the following:

  • Instructions for secure online payment
  • What parts of your order are in stock and ready for pickup
  • Instructions for making an appointment to pick up your plants

4. When you arrive at the pickup location you selected, your order will either be brought to your car outside the gates at Garden in the Woods; or available in a clearly labeled self-service, contact-free area at Nasami. 

How to Get Help Choosing Plants

Soon we will be offering plant-shopping appointments via Zoom video calls. Please check back to use links on this page to make an appointment. In the meantime, here are some other helpful options:

We are thrilled with your enthusiastic response to our safe plant-shopping program! Please know that we are filling your orders as fast as we can, and we appreciate your patience.

About Our Plants

All the plants we sell are grown without pesticides, so they will support the birds and bees that keep the rest of life humming.

During the growing season, you'll find a stunning selection of robust native plants for sale in our Garden Shops, at Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. We offer a carefully curated selection of plants native to New England, as well as some species and varieties from across the eastern U.S. that appear in the living collections at Garden in the Woods. Our assortment shifts a bit with the season, so you’ll find plants in stock when they are in bloom. 

We also offer curated plant collections and kits for particular purposes and conditions (see the drop-down boxes on this page). You can plan your garden anytime with our lists of plants and prices, as well as the Garden Plant Finder. You can browse our plants and a variety of useful books, tools, garden ornaments, and home accessories at our Garden Shops. 

Many of our plants start from seed that our staff and volunteers harvest sustainably in the wild throughout the region. In line with Native Plant Trust’s mission to support biologically diverse landscapes, we aim to increase the proportion of seed-grown plants available for sale, so that you can expect an ever-increasing selection of genetically diverse New England natives that will enhance climate-change resilience and create wildlife habitat. Seed collection and germination rates determine availability, and we have increased our seed collecting effort. Meanwhile, we offer selections and varieties that remain truest to the species type. 

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! 

Our Garden Plant Finder is a helpful tool you can use to develop lists of plant lists 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. Email gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org to place an order.

Once we receive plants, we will offer virtual plant shopping by appointment. Until then, we look forward to helping you with orders and answering questions by email and on the phone. Since we are working from home at this time, it is best to email gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org with questions. If you would like us to phone you, please let us know best times to reach you.

Q: How do I order plants?   

A: To place an order, download our 2020 Native Plant Price List from the Buy Native Plants webpage.  Enter quantities in the price list and email your order to gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org. Please include: contact information, indicate whether you'll be picking up your plants at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm, and if you are a current Native Plant Trust member, would like to become a member, or renew your membership. We will email you a finalized quote that includes instructions for secure online payment.

Q: How will I get my plants?  

A: When your plant order is ready we will email to schedule a pickup appointment. We will have your order ready and clearly labeled in a self-service, contact-free pick-up area. 

Q: I'm a landscape designer looking for a price quote. Who should I talk to?

A: Contact us, letting us know what you have in mind, and we'll get you a quote: gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org; 508-877-7630 x3601.

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

A: Yes. We'll mail it to you or the recipient. To order, call the Garden Shop at Garden in the Woods: 508-877-7630 x3209. Gift cards may be redeemed at Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm.

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. Thanks for your patience.

Our 2020 Pollinator Kits Have Sold Out!

Thanks for supporting your pollinators. Order your 2021 pollinator kit in advance, and if you have a relatively small area to plant, check out our Pollinators' Feast plant collection in the box below.

Note that our Pollinator Kits must be ordered in advance. 

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 $185. 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 eight 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 Retail Manager Noni Macon with payment information, specifying the collection names, quantity, and pick-up location: 508-877-7630 x320. Or email your order to gardennatives@NativePlantTrust.org

Pollinators' Feast
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From bee magnets like Zizia aurea 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 (see above, this page).

Anticipated species
Amelanchier canadensis (serviceberry)
Aquilegia canadensis (Canada columbine)
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)
Zizia aurea (golden Alexanders)
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 June 5

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 24

Member price: $72/nonmembers: $80

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 (American globe-flower)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (highbush-cranberry)
Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s-root)

Pick-up date: On or after May 22

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 (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 12

Member price: $90/nonmembers: $100

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 natives will thrive in your roadside spaces.

Anticipated species
Asclepias syriaca or A. tuberosa (milkweed)
Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (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 12

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)
Clethra alnifolia (summersweet)
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 12

Member price: $121.50/nonmembers: $135

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 May 22

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 12

Member price: $99/nonmembers: $110

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Garden Shop Locations

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 
(directions
2020 hours to be announced
508-877-7630 x 3209
TTY 508-877-6553
Plant sales: 
gardennatives@
NativePlantTrust.org
 
Other shop questions: 
shop@NativePlantTrust.org 

Nasami Farm
128 North Street
Whately, MA 
(directions)
2020 hours to be announced
413-397-9922
nasaminatives@
NativePlantTrust.org

Proceeds from shop sales help support our mission.

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