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From Tree to Table

Join research botanist, Arthur Haines, in exploring the mighty acorn! It's been an important staple for aboriginal people across North America for thousands of years. The people of each region had their preferred species and methods of collecting, storing, and processing this fruit of the oak tree. You will learn primitive and contemporary methods for gathering and preparing acorns. 


Featured in The New York Times

...New England Wild Flower Society and its partners are planning to collect the seeds of native plants like saltmarsh rush and little bluestem and replant them in areas battered by the deadly 2012 storm.


This is the first large-scale, coordinated seed banking effort in the eastern United States.


State of the Plants

New England Wild Flower Society has released the "State of the Plants" report, the most comprehensive assessment of New England plant communities ever assembled.




2015 Fall Appeal

Celebrate 115 years of success!


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Your donation supports conservation actions for endangered plants, boosts propagation research, preserves genetic diversity in the regions' landscapes, promotes habitat restoration, and even helps pilot new online education programs.



Explore China

July 8-21, 2016
Join botanist Ted Elliman as we explore forests, meadows, alpine communities, and the culture of the traditionally nomadic Tibetan people who inhabit the eastern edge of the Roof of the World.




Sustainable Site Design Basics

Thursday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Delve into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design, focusing on integrating existing and new buildings sustainably into a landscape. Tom Benjamin, landscape architect and sustainable designer, will address the ecological, water, energy, and food system links between buildings and their supporting sites.


Featured on Living on Earth

...climate change, aggressive invasive species and insects are stressing some iconic plants...Host Steve Curwood takes a walk in the woods with the Wild Flower Society’s senior research ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth to find out what’s going on.


Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.


The Seed Ark

We need your support to raise the full $5 million that can save all the rare and endangered plants of New England.

The Hope Goddard Iselin Foundation has pledged $500,000 to challenge other foundations and individuals to invest in our initiative to collect and permanently store the seeds of imperiled plants.