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The Seed Ark: A Campaign for Saving Imperiled Plants

Buyer Bee-ware

If you’ve bought a box of Cheerios lately, it may have come with a pack of mixed wildflower seeds intended to bolster declining bee populations. But the seeds include species that are invasive in some parts of the country. Our Director of Conservation's advice: Don’t plant ‘em. . . .

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Got Passion?

If you love nature and feel passionate about sharing it with children, you may make a good Teacher Naturalist. New England Wild Flower Society is seeking Teacher Naturalists to help lead tours for our school programs. Click here to learn more.



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Save the Plants, Save the Planet

Please donate now to the Society's 2017 Annual Appeal. Your donation supports action to conserve endangered plants, boosts propagation research, preserves genetic diversity, restores habitats, and develops new online courses.  


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Opening Days!

Garden in the Woods opens to members on Sat., 4/15, the public on Sun., 4/16. Nasami Farm's Garden Shop opens to members on Fri., 4/28, the public on Sat., 4/29. Hours for both: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To pre-order plants: 508-877-7630 x3209, or
Browse our list here.


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Elliman Talk & Walk

May 7: Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Sanctuary hosts Society botanist Ted Elliman for a free lecture (1-1:45 p.m.) based on his book Wildflowers of New England. Then Ted leads a guided wildflower walk (2:15-3:45; fee; adv. registration). Questions? Call Mass Audubon: 781-259-2206.

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We've Got School Programs!

Garden in the Woods offers a natural learning experience for kids. Our new K-4 programs tap into their curiosity and delight--and meet Mass. standards for science, technology, and engineering. Find out how to book a class trip here.


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State of the Plants

Do you know how many plant species in New England grow nowhere else in the world? Find out in State of the Plantsour groundbreaking assessment of our region's native plants, and take action now to save the region's rare and endangered plants.





Help Fill the Seed Ark!

Please help: The Hope Goddard Iselin Foundation has pledged $500,000 to challenge other foundations and individuals to invest in our $5 million initiative to collect and permanently store the seeds of all the region’s imperiled plants by 2020. Please give now to fill the Seed Ark! 

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