Native Plant Trust

Celebrate Native Plants

From the Wild to Your Backyard


Visit Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.), through mid-October, no advance reservation required. Please see Visit/Garden in the Woods for more  information. The Garden Shop is open during Garden visiting hours. 

Photo: Phlox along path, summer, Garden in the Woods, Rachel Wolff Lander © Native Plant Trust


Support Us through the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

For the entire month of August, when you purchase a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop at 19 Temple Street, Framingham, MA, Native Plant Trust will receive $1. Please spread the word to local family members and friends! Learn more about the program at

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Shop for Plants at Nasami Farm

Nasami Farm's Garden Shop in Whately, MA, is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., only. The same plants are available as at the shop in Garden in the Woods. Come shop in the gorgeous Connecticut River valley and hit some farm stands along the way.

Photo: Nasami Farm rainbow, K. M. Connolly © Native Plant Trust

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Check Out Uli Lorimer's Book

We're proud to introduce The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden, with text and images by Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer,  published by Native Plant Trust and Timber Press. Books are available now. Order your copies here. Listen to Margaret Roach and Uli discuss the section on eastern native annuals on Margaret's podcast. Read the Boston Globe's feature story about the book here, and the Ecological Landscape Alliance's review here.


Support All You Love

You have helped secure the future for native plants, and now we’re sharing a way you can protect your own future, your loved ones, and our planet’s precious ecosystems for years to come: by making your will. We’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with FreeWill: a free online resource to help you create yours in just 20 minutes. If you’ve already included Native Plant Trust in your plans, please fill out this form so we can thank you for saving native plants as a part of your lasting legacy.

Photo: Damselfly (Nehalennia sp.), © Native Plant Trust

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Native Plant News in the Media

Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi comments on a sandplain-grassland-planting project on Martha's Vineyard, as colleagues from The Nature Conservancy work to restore this precious habitat, a biodiversity hotspot (WBUR-FM).

Photo:  Northern blazing star (Liatris novae-angliae var. novae-angliae), Uli Lorimer © Native Plant Trust


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