"There I was, up to my neck in Nelumbo. . ."
Scrambling through thorny thickets, dangling off cliffs, and kayaking through mosquito-ridden swamps—these are just some of the things field botanists do in the course of a day's work. Reserve your seat now to hear some of the region’s most colorful plant geeks top each other with adventure stories, then cast your vote for the night’s best storyteller. That's right, it's Tales from the Field: A Botany Story Slam! Geek out at Garden in the Woods, February 29, 6-8 p.m. Register here.
Photo: Native Plant Trust botanists thrash through invasive American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) in Massachusetts; © Native Plant Trust.
Paid Internship Opportunities
Heads up, students and recent graduates in plant science, horticulture, and marketing: Native Plant Trust offers related paid internships in our Conservation, Horticulture, and Public Programs departments. Click here for details. Applications are due soon.
Photo: Horticulture staff and interns blueberrying in Maine, 2019; Uli Lorimer © Native Plant Trust
Native Plant Trust bestows three awards for outstanding achievement, summarized below. We welcome your nominations for all awards. Please submit them by March 1, via the electronic forms in the box at the bottom of the About Us page.
Founders’ Medal: For exceptional leadership and achievement in the conservation and promotion of healthy, biologically diverse landscapes
Regional Impact Award: For exceptional leadership and achievement in native plant conservation, horticulture, or education in New England
Volunteer Service Award: For outstanding service to Native Plant Trust
Get Our 2020 Plant Availability List
Ready to see some green, if only in your mind's eye? Start planning your spring garden now, with our 2020 plant availability and price lists. (Click here to find PDF versions.) And use our Garden Plant Finder to get complete info about our plants. You can even pre-order your plants now—find instructions here.
Photo: Seedlings at Nasami Farm nursery; Wisty Rorabacher © Native Plant Trust
You Can Help Save Species
Our work—saving imperiled plants, researching climate impacts, and growing plants to expand habitat for declining pollinators—is urgent. But we can’t do it without YOU. Your generous gift will help save native plants in the wild, grow them for gardens and restoration projects, and educate people on their value and use. In everything we do, we rely on your support. Please donate now.
Photo: Maple leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), © Uli Lorimer
Winter Walking at the Garden
Garden in the Woods is closed to the public until spring. But if you are a Native Plant Trust member (Individual with Garden Access level or higher), you can enjoy Winter Walking at the Garden, Mondays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays), until March 27, 2020. Check in and out at the Administration building with your membership card. To join, renew, or upgrade your membership, call 508-877-7630 x3104 or click here.