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The Seed Ark: A Campaign for Saving Imperiled Plants

Urban Gardening Series: Gardening for Pollinators

Saturday, February 20 - Covering everything from understanding how to attract specific pollinators to finding the right plants, this class will help you turn your garden into a pollinator sanctuary. This class is part of our Urban Gardening Series a set of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful urban gardens. Led by Society staff in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these free classes take place at the Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA.



Winter Walking

Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Garden in the Woods for members at the Individual with Garden Access level or higher. Check in/out at the Lucas Administration Building.


NOTE: We have a new gate to keep out the deer! Please read the instructions on the key pad to gain entry to the Garden during the winter.

Garden Shop closed until spring.


For telephone orders of Wildflowers of New England or giftcards, please call (508) 877-7630 x 3209.



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.




2016 Annual Appeal

Save the plants, save the planet!


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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 on a trip to the Tibetan highlands of Sichuan to 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.




Become a Garden Guide

Make nature come alive! If you like to work with people, enjoy plants and the natural world, and have time to volunteer, you should consider becoming a guide at Garden in the Woods. Guides are able to learn about the Garden’s history, plants, habitats, and the beauty of native plants first-hand, while helping children and adults make connections to the natural world around them. 


Call for Awards Nominations

The Society proudly bestows three awards for outstanding achievement. Nominations are due by March 1, 2016. Get the details and nomination forms here.


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.