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Discovering Native Ferns

Saturday, August 2 - Ferns are some of the most ancient and beautiful plants in our landscape. Learn to identify and distinguish between 21 or so of the most common ferns of New England. 


Important Legal Victory for Conservation

A landmark ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court supports the tax-exempt status of conservation land.


Get Ready for Free Fun Friday!

Friday, August 15, at Garden in the Woods.  Admission to the Garden is free, and we've planned lots of activities for families. 

Sponsor a Seed

Help us save our region's endangered plants. Support seed collection in the six New England states. Protect-sabatia-kennedyana-7280-William-Larkin.jpg   

Sabatia kennedyana



The Rose Family

Tuesday, August 5 - In the classroom, study the shared features that connect rose species and the distinctive characteristics that separate sub-families. Then walk through Garden in the Woods to find species in this wonderful family.


What's in Bloom, July 28

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata (spotted bee-balm)


New Federal Program for Pollinators

President Obama issued a memorandum establishing the first comprehensive federal program for pollinators. The program explicitly recognizes the importance of native plants in supporting pollinators.


Save Native Plants

Preserve today what you want to enjoy tomorrow. Our essential conservation efforts in every county of New England continue to increase in importance as the impacts of climate change are felt ever closer to home. Make your 2014 charitable donation today!