Native Plant Trust

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From the Wild to Your Backyard

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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 October 15, no advance reservation required. Please see Visit/Garden in the Woods for more  information. 

The Garden Shop is open during Garden visiting hours, and (woo-woo!) our End of Season Plant Sale is on at both Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. And discounts just ramped up: Members get 40% off and nonmembers 30% off all plants. (Not a member yet? Join now and reap your discount!) The sale goes until we close or run out of plants. 

Photo: Summer path, Garden in the Woods, Rachel Wolff Lander © Native Plant Trust

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Shop for Plants at Nasami Farm through October 9

Nasami Farm's Garden Shop in Whately, MA, is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., only, through October 9. The same plants are available as at the shop in Garden in the Woods. Come shop in the rural Connecticut River valley and hit some farm stands along the way. 

Our End of Season Plant Sale is on at both Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. Members get 40% off and nonmembers 30% off all plants. (Not a member yet? Join now and reap your discount!) The sale ends when we run out of plants or close for the season.

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

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Sign Up for Our Virtual Fall Symposium

Need for Seed: A Strategy for the Northeast, our two-day fall symposium on November 2–3,  focuses on establishing a groundbreaking network of native seed users and producers in New England, including government agencies and nongovernmental organizations led by Native Plant Trust. Speakers from other parts of the country will share success factors in establishing a native seed network and discuss strategy, logistics, and tasks—from seed collection and storage to using native seed in restoration and nursery cultivation. 

Photo: Square-stemmed spikesedge seeds (Eleocharis quadrangulata), Michael Piantedosi © Native Plant Trust

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Don't Miss October 15 Screening of Mardi & the Whites

Mardi & the Whites, a new short documentary by Paula Champagne, chronicles the deep relationship that outdoorswoman Mardi Fuller has built with New Hampshire's White Mountains. Her journey is also one of Black liberation, as she navigated the overwhelmingly whiteness of the hiking and outdoors community. 

Stay after the screening (12-13 minutes) for a conversation and reception with Mardi. We welcome visitors to engage deeply with the ideas highlighted in the film. We offer options to attend in person or by Zoom. For details and registration links, click here.

Photo: Mardi Fuller in film still,  © Paula Champagne

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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: Red maple (Acer rubrum) fall foliage, © Native Plant Trust

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Rethink Your Lawn

Boston's WBUR-FM talks with Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer about lawn alternatives, an especially pressing issue during New England's critical drought. And this piece proved so popular that the station included Uli's comments in a round-up article on the topic.




Photo: Uli Lorimer weeds the oak-sedge lawn at Garden in the Woods, Jesse Costa/WBUR