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Native Plant Symposium

Join us on September 19th for a day-long conference hosted by The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. Our own Cayte McDonough and Mark Richardson will participate in a panel discussion entitled Propagating Change: Local Seeds + Local Sowers, which explores eco-regional approaches to growing plants.


Pollinator Campaign Launches

President Obama has issued a call to action to reverse the alarming decline of pollinators. In response, conservation and gardening organizations across the country have formed the National Pollinator Garden Network and launched a new nationwide campaign – the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.



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 Spring 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.