Native Plant Trust

Member Events

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Events bring members together to share their passion for plants

Exciting events, ranging from Open Houses to the Leadership Summit, are yours to enjoy, depending on your level of membership. View details of all membership benefits on our main Membership web page and see below for photo galleries of highlighted events and the latest news. To RSVP for events or ask a question, please call 508-877-7630 x3104.

2023 Plant Exchange at Nasami Farm

Our much loved annual Plant Exchange returns to Nasami Farm in Whately, MA, for 2023. This event is exclusively for personal members of Native Plant Trust and pre-registration is required. Confirmation and details will be emailed to registrants in early September. You’ll need to bring at least one labeled, non-invasive plant from your garden to swap with other members. Attendance is limited and this popular event fills up fast, so register early to secure your spot. Not currently a member? Join or Renew today. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been growing!

2023 Heart of the Habitat: The Mystery and Magic of Native Orchids

We invite our Conservation Circle and Sustainer members to join us for The Mystery and Magic of Native Orchids, presented by guest speaker, Dennis Whigham, Ph.D., Senior Botanist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Founding Director of the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC). 

North America is home to more than 200 orchid species, and half are endangered or threatened somewhere in their native range. Learn about the preservation and propagation techniques used by NAOCC, as well as its education program, which encourages individuals to get involved in local, regional, and national efforts. 

Photo: White fringed bog-orchid (Platanthera blephariglottis var. blephariglottis), Frank Bramley © Native Plant Trust

2023 Behind the Scenes

We invite our Conservation Circle members to join Alexis Doshas, Nursery Manager, and her team to learn about the many facets of Nasami Farm, Native Plant Trust’s center for plant propagation, set on 75 acres in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. Come for a tour through some of the greenhouses, and visit the seed cleaning, drying, and storage facilities, which are currently being expanded thanks to major grants from an anonymous foundation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

2023 Director's Talk - Horticulture

We invite our Conservation Circle, Sustainer, and Supporter members to join us for The Northeast Regional Seed Network, presented by Uli Lorimer, Director of Horticulture.

Native Plant Trust is once again breaking new ground in conservation and horticulture by leading a region-wide initiative to build a sustainable supply of native seed for restoration projects and propagation. Learn about all aspects of this exciting new initiative, from growing to collecting, from storage to the ultimate use of the seed.

2023 Director's Talk - Conservation

We invite our Conservation Circle, Sustainer, and Supporter members to join us for Plants In Peril: Flora Conservanda 2023, presented by Michael Piantedosi, Director of Conservation. 

The only comprehensive list of plants in need of conservation in our region, Flora Conservanda 2023 documents native plants that are rare globally, regionally, and locally. Learn about insights and key findings from the latest scientific data about plants in peril. 

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