Native Plant Trust

Celebrate Native Plants

From the Wild to Your Backyard

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Members: Enjoy Winter Walking in the Garden

Garden in the Woods is closed to the public until April, but those with a Native Plant Trust personal membership may enjoy your Winter Walking privileges to explore the Garden during this peaceful time of year. Winter Walking hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m–4 p.m., by reservation. Call 508-877-7630 x3801 or x3104 to book your time slot.

Photo: American beech leaf (Fagus grandifolia) with frost, Creative Commons

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Apply Now

Native Plant Trust offers annual internships in Conservation and Horticulture, and our 2023 application period is now open for all internships. Please check the detailed descriptions for each position and instructions about how to apply.

Our Public Programs department is also seeking a Public Programs coordinator. See the details and application deadline here.

Photo: Conservation interns in the field, Uli Lorimer © Native Plant Trust

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Preorder Your Plants Now

What better time than winter to plan additions to your native plant garden? Your planning companion is our updated 2023 native plant price list, available now on our Buy Native Plants page. You can pre-order plants now for pick-up at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm when our Garden Shops open in April. (You'll find ordering instructions in the section called How to Order Plants and Other FAQs.) Not sure what plants will fare best in your garden's conditions? Try our Garden Plant Finder

Photo: Pasture thistle (Cirsium pumilum), © Uli Lorimer 

Goldenrod and crab spider- Uli Lorimer

Our Regional Roadmap to Meet Global Biodiversity Goals

The U.N. biodiversity summit (COP15) closed with a historic agreement by 200 countries to protect almost a third of Earth’s land and oceans for remaining plants and wildlife by 2030—the promise dubbed “30 by 30.” Our landmark report, Conserving Plant Diversity in New England, provides a scientific framework and detailed roadmap to meet the nearly two dozen 30 by 30 targets in our region. Please share it with your local land trust. 

Photo: Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) with crab spider, © Uli Lorimer

Adlumia fungosa, Liza Green

Wanted: Plant Conservation Volunteers

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Program. The PCV program is the first rare-plant monitoring program in the country, engaging conservation-minded volunteers in monitoring rare and endangered plants, seed collection, and habitat management across the six states of New England. Check here for more information and to apply to the program.



Photo: Allegheny vine (Adlumia fungosa), © Liza Green

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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