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Enjoy local nursery discounts. View exclusive webinars. Take public programs at special member rates.
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The print edition of Native Plant News, our semi-annual magazine, is available exclusively to our members. View current and past issues online.
Check out the local nurseries throughout the region that participate in our Nursery Connections program, offering exclusive discounts to Native Plant Trust members (first box, below).
Browse our members-only on-demand webinar library in the bottom box on this page.
For upcoming member events, visit our Member Events page or Events calendar, using the "members" filter. Please check that the event description includes your level of membership.
Winter Walking 2020/2021 will be by appointment-only. With staff mostly working remotely, we need to make special arrangements for members (at the Individual with Garden Access level, and higher) to visit Garden in the Woods after it closes to the public for the season on October 15. The revised Winter Walking concierge service starts on Monday, October 19, and runs through Friday, March 19; Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. excluding holidays. Please contact membership@NativePlantTrust.org, at least one working day before, to place your request for Winter Walking and remember to include the make and model of your vehicle and an emergency contact telephone number. All buildings at Garden in the Woods remain closed, including restrooms. The Garden Shop is closed until spring 2021.
Note: There will be no Winter Walking during the Thanksgiving (November 26-27) and Christmas (December 21-25) holidays. Winter Walking will resume on Monday, November 30. and Monday, December 28. Happy Holidays!
Enjoy Your Nursery Connections
These participating nurseries throughout New England offer discounts to Native Plant Trust members. Most of the nurseries listed below offer a 10% discount with the presentation of a valid Native Plant Trust membership card. Check with individual nurseries for exceptions, restrictions, and hours of operation. (These discounts apply to Personal memberships only.)
If you would like us to invite your favorite nursery to join the program, please email the nursery name and contact information to membership@NativePlantTrust.org.
Wherever you shop, we encourage you to choose native plants of known provenance and confirm that what you plant in your garden is not invasive where you live. We strongly discourage planting nursery specimens in the wild. Activities related to restoration or reintroducing native species should be left to specialists. Please contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.
Broken Arrow Nursery
13 Broken Arrow Road
Hamden, CT 06518
Shady Glen Nursery
215 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032
Blisscapes Landscape Design & Nursery
751 Potomska Road
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Brook Bound Nursery
170 State Road East
Westminster, MA 01473
373 North Franklin Street
Holbrook, MA 02343
Kennedy’s Country Gardens
85 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Scituate, MA 02066
Native Plant Trust
(2 Garden Shop locations)
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-7630 ext. 3601
128 North Street
Whately, MA 01373
Redwood Nursery and Landscape Service, Inc.
2664 Grand Army Highway, Route 6
Swansea, MA 02777
508-379-0081 or 800-585-3790
247 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
Russell’s Garden Center
397 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778
339 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
93 East Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
160 Pine Hill Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Brochu Nurseries & Landscaping
121 Commercial Street,
Concord, NH 03301
Blue Moon Farm Perennials
173 Saugatucket Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Northland Farm and Garden Center
61 Pine Swamp Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
Wildwood Nursery and Garden Center
659 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818
East Hill Tree Farm
3499 East Hill Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
Marijke's Perennial Gardens Plus
1299 Robert Young Road
Starksboro, VT 05487
Morning Star Perennials & Nursery
221 Darby Hill Road
Rockingham, VT 05101
802-289-3135 or 802-463-3433
Outside NE/Mail Order
Amanda's Gardens Native Perennial Nursery
8030 Story Road
Dansville, NY 14437
Explore Our Members-only Webinars
Learn from the region's experts in native plant science and horticulture
Our on-demand webinar library is a complimentary member benefit. We update the selections twice each year. Below is a list of our current offerings. You can view these webinars on any date, at any time. Please click here to register for the library. Not a member yet? Click here to join.
Webinars Available Now
Woodland Gardens Beyond Spring
Let's face it, woodland and other shade-heavy gardens peak in the early spring, when ephemerals cover the ground, shrubs and small trees bloom, and wildflowers show off yellows, blues, pinks, and whites. How can we extend beauty and interest in these gardens throughout the rest of the growing season? From her years of experience practicing native plant horticulture at Garden in the Woods, one of horticulturists provides insight into the successional staging of plants for colors, textures, nectar sources, and oomph into summer and fall.
Strategies For Invasive Plants Management
Invasive plants continue to be one of the main threats to the ecological integrity of natural communities and to populations of rare plants. Ecological Programs Coordinator Bud Sechler examines different strategies to combat invasive plants, drawing on invasive plant management experiences with Native Plant Trust, Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, and the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord watershed Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.
Growing Pollinator-Friendly Plants From Seed
Learn how to grow the top New England plants for pollinators from seed. The fates of native plants and pollinators are interwoven; both are essential to the environment. Growing from seed is an affordable solution for creating pollinator habitat in a home gardener's yard. This class covers all information needed to raise these pollinator powerhouses.
Diversify Your Lawn
Who says lawns need to be monocultures or only made of grasses? Enrich the traditional lawn with complementary plants that bloom at different times and add intrigue. Learn how to identify the plants that already grow in lawn as "weeds," and to incorporate new plants that create a rich, wildlife-friendly tapestry.
Ferns: From The Wild Into The Garden
Ferns are an important addition to the garden. They provide unusual form, texture and color, and benefits to wildlife. This webinar offers an overview of native ferns that are appropriate for the home garden. We briefly discuss fern structure and growth, and then forge into the native ferns and how to use them in your landscape.
Wondering when to cut back perennials and how long into autumn perennials, trees, and shrubs can be planted or pruned? Want to know about the most wildlife-friendly approach? One of our horticulturists explains how to transition a garden into winter dormancy while balancing winter and spring preparation, beauty, and wildlife value.
The genus Eupatorium, commonly known as thoroughworts, is found throughout much of New England in a variety of upland and wetland habitats. It has recently undergone reclassifications at the genus and species level, which often rely on micromorphological characteristics. This webinar will help you understand the rationale for splitting the genus and provide you with the vocabulary necessary for species identification. Abundant close-up and habitat-level photographs delineate the features of the new genera.