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From the Wild to Your Backyard

Arthur Haines by Barbara Cariddi, Maine Public Radio

Our Scientists Make News in Maine

In interviews with Research Botanist Arthur Haines and Conservation Director Michael Piantedosi, Maine Public Radio explores why native plants are fundamental to all other life on earth and how Native Plant Trust works to conserve rare species. Read or listen to the story here.

Photo: Arthur Haines in the field near Portland. Barbara Cariddi, Maine Public Radio

Night of Illumination

Night of Illumination October 18

Night of Illumination, our annual fall event exclusively for members, is coming right up: On Friday, October 18, more than 1,000 luminaria will light up Garden in the Woods for our annual, end-of-season event. Jamie Kallestad will perform live music, and Compliments Food Co. will offer food and beverages for sale. Don't wait to reserve for this popular occasion. Click here to buy tickets now.

Michael Piantedosi in Whites

Margaret Roach Chats with Michael Piantedosi

The ecological-garden writer and our Director of Conservation discuss invasives, plant conservation, evolution, and more. Read or listen to the interview on Margaret's website,


Wanted: Marvelous Marketing Intern

Native Plant Trust is seeking a college junior, senior, or recent graduate majoring in marketing, communications, or a related field for a part-time, paid internship. The successful candidate will use their awesome skills to boost the buzz about our terrific public programs. 

Interested? Read more here.

Monarch on Asclepias incarnata

Learn about Plants and Pollinators—Online

Settle into fall—and armchair learning. Our two current online courses, Plants 101 and Gardening for Pollinators, have reached the halfway point, which means that you can still enroll now and  complete them comfortably (at home, in your armchair). Browse these and other fall and winter programs here.

Viburnum nudum fruit reduced

Final Days of Fall Plant Sale

The Fall Native Plant Sale is in clearance mode: All plants at our Garden Shop are 40% off for Native Plant Trust members, 30% off for nonmembers. Find amazing deals on native trees, shrubs, and perennials at Garden in the WoodsClick here to download the list of plants left in stock (updated October 7).

Garden Shop at Garden in the Woods: Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through October 15
Garden Shop at Nasami Farm: Closed for the season. See you in April!


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