Native Plant Trust

Celebrate Native Plants

From the Wild to Your Backyard

Hop Brook- Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods Hours

Garden in the Woods is open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through October 15. The Garden Shop is open on the same schedule, and our late-season plant sale is in full swing! See our Buy Native Plants page for details and plant lists. For your convenience, we have a new direct line for plant-shopping questions: 508-271-7920.

Please note: Due to the ongoing construction of new bridges and boardwalks, Hop Brook Trail will remain closed for the time being.

Photo: Hop Brook, Garden in the Woods, © Pjer & Bojana

Nasami plant sales area

Our Fall Plant Sale Just Got Better

Discounts just deepened at out Fall Native Plant Sale, which is going on at both Garden in the Woods (open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Nasami Farm (open Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Members can take 40% savings on plants, and nonmembers save 30%. Download our plant list on this page. Not yet a member? Join Native Plant Trust today and reap your deeper discount immediately.

Photo: Nasami Farm Garden Shop, Whately, MA, Jane Roy Brown © Native Plant Trust

Viburnum acerifolium fruits Uli Lorimer

Find Your Smartest Way to Give

Donating a non-cash asset (appreciated stocks, gifts from an IRA, grants from a Donor-Advised Fund, or cryptocurrency) can be one of the smartest ways to support your favorite cause. We invite you to explore several methods of giving that not only support our mission to conserve and promote New England’s native plants, but can also make a difference on your upcoming taxes. Learn more about smarter giving on our new Ways to Give page, or watch this video.

Photo: Fruits of maple-leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), © Uli Lorimer

Solidago rugosa William Cullina

Don't Miss These Fall Events

Asters After Hours, our signature event celebrating the season's last burst of floral color, takes place on Friday, September 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Stroll Garden in the Woods in the gloaming, surrounded by stunning asters, goldenrods, and cardinal flowers. Garden admission, light refreshments from Decanted Wine Trucks, and live music by guitarist/composer John Baboian are all included. Then, on October 28, we're hosting a special talk by author Diane Wilson, Dakota (The Seed Keeper), at The Foundry in Cambridge, MA (accessible via subway). Click the links to save your spot at both events!

Photo: Common wrinkle-leaved goldenrod (Solidago rugosa), © William Cullina

Debbi Edelstein photo purple jacket

Executive Director to Retire

Executive Director Debbi Edelstein will be retiring at the end of this year after 14 years of distinguished leadership. This, like most retirements, evokes a range of reactions, from excitement for Debbi that she will finally have time to take some long-planned journeys, to appreciation for all she has done for the organization, to regret at losing a multi-talented and determined colleague. We are searching for a new executive director who can build on the present momentum and deliver the impact described in the organization's vision document developed under Debbi's leadership.—Bill Huyett, Chair, Board of Trustees

Read Bill's full announcement and Debbi's farewell here. Our executive director job description is posted here.

Photo: Executive Director Debbi Edelstein, © Native Plant Trust

Clethra alnifolia_Uli Lorimer

We're Committed to IDEA

Native Plant Trust is committed to a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) and to being a welcoming and safe place for all who engage with us. We are proud that Native Plant Trust is among the first 21 organizations nationwide selected for a year-long pilot project with the new IDEA Center for Public Gardens. Each participating organization is developing and implementing a project to expand IDEA. Our project is developing a two-year plan to embed IDEA principles and actions into our organization’s culture and work, with defined milestones. Read more on the About Us page.

Photo: Coastal sweet-pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia), © Uli Lorimer


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