Native Plant Trust

Celebrate Native Plants

From the Wild to Your Backyard

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Garden in the Woods & Nasami Farm Hours

Garden in the Woods is open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through mid-October. Hours for plant shopping are the same as the Garden's visiting hours. (See this contact info for Garden visitors and plant shoppers.) finds Garden in the Woods to be one of Greater Boston's best green spaces!

Nasami Farm's Garden Shop is open Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by appointment through early October. Contact Nasami's Garden Shop at 413-241-5614 or

Photo: Visitors, Garden in the Woods, © Melissa Blackall/Wildlinks

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Native Plant Trust in the News

CNN quoted CEO Tim Johnson in a story about rediscovering a rare plant in Vermont. Tim also has appeared on Margaret Roach's awaytogarden and Thomas Christopher's Growing Greener podcasts. Our seed bank got a mention in this New York Times story. Senior Research Botanist Arthur Haines parsed the fine points of hawthorn conservation in The Atlantic and discussed the chemicals that give Pycnanthemum spp. their refreshing aroma in the Waterbury (VT) Roundabout. Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi spoke with the Rutland (VT) Herald and the Boston Globe about saving New Hampshire's rare plants and coauthored an article about our Conserving Plant Diversity in New England report in Public Garden Magazine. Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer is quoted in American Gardener (July/August—see heucheras article) and also has appeared in the Boston Globe (May 19, February 28), Gardenista (April 4, March 27), The WildStory podcast, the Washington Post, and Martha Stewart's blog.

Photo: Eastern blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), © Native Plant Trust

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Learn while It's Hot

We have a cool slate of in-person and online classes to get you through the hot season! Check out our list of classes here.

Photo: Withe-rod viburnum (Viburnum nudum), © Uli Lorimer

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Could This Be You?

We're seeking seasonal seed collection technicians and a seed collection coordinator for the Northeast Seed Network. Check out the full job descriptions here.

Photo: Seed collecting in the wild, © Deb Donaldson


Internships for the Next Generation

Botanists and horticulturists will guide the future of native plant conservation and horticulture, but academic programs in botany are in decline. That's why we help train the next generation of plant experts by offering annual internships in plant conservation and ecological horticulture. Won't you support these important experiential learning opportunities? Please donate now! Thank you.

Photo: Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer with interns, Erin Hammes © Native Plant Trust

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Meet Our New CEO

Join Native Plant Trust in welcoming Tim Johnson as our new chief executive officer, following the retirement of Executive Director Debbi Edelstein in January.

Tim assumes this new title after previously serving as the director of the botanic garden and professor of practice at Smith College. Tim is already applying his leadership experience to deliver impact in ecological horticulture, conservation, and education.

Learn more about Tim in this interview with Thomas Christopher in the Growing Greener podcast.

Photo: Tim Johnson, © Sam Masinter