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The Seed Ark: A Campaign for Saving Imperiled Plants

October Symposium

Join us for "Partnerships for Protecting Plants and Habitats," American Public Gardens Association's 2017 Native Plants and Conservation Symposium, Oct.25-27, at Garden in the Woods. Geared for professionals, open to all. Sponsored by USDA Forest Service. Contact: 610-708-3010;

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Discounts Deepen!

With the planet's tilt into autumn on Sept. 22, the prices on our gorgeous native plants drop like falling leaves: Members, take 40% off! Non-members, 30%! (Note to self: join now.) Sale prices apply at both Garden in the Woods (open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Nasami Farm (open Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekdays by appointment). 

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Save the Plants, Save the Planet

Please donate now to the Society's 2017 Annual Appeal. Your donation today counts more than ever, as state and federal governments slash conservation funding. Your gift supports action to conserve endangered plantsrestore habitats, develop new online courses, and much more.

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2017 Hours

Garden in the Woods and Garden ShopOpen daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through October 15.


Nasami Farm Garden Shop: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through October 8; weekdays by appointment. 



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What's Really Native?

In a recent chat with garden writer and native plants advocate Margaret Roach, Senior Research Ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth tackles the question, "What's really native where you garden?"and offers tools to help gardeners in Roach's national audience figure it out. Read or listen to the podcast here.




We Offer School Programs!

Garden in the Woods offers a natural learning experience for kids. Our new Grades Pre-K to 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.





Airtime for Seed Ark

New England Public Radio found a compelling story in our effort to collect and store the seeds of all the region's imperiled plants by 2020, spurred by a generous pledge from the Hope Goddard Iselin Foundation. Check out the story as aired on WBUR-FM, Boston. And please give now to help us fill the Seed Ark! 

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