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Fill the Seed Ark!

We need your 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 to fill the Seed Ark. 


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State of the Plants

Do you know how many rare plant species in New England grow nowhere else in the world--and how many of those are already extinct? 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.




Your Guide to Fall Wildflowers

Let our field guide to the region's plants, Wildflowers of New England, by Ted Elliman, accompany you through the change of season, in all the habitats of New England. Organized by flower color, with 1,000+ photos, it's a breeze to use while hiking. Click here to order.

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Save the Plants, Save the Planet

Please give now to the Society's 2016 Annual Appeal.

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 Your donation supports action to conserve endangered plants, boosts propagation research, preserves genetic diversity in our region, restores habitats, and helps develop new online courses.

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Attention: Members

Fall Plant Sale is Here!

Members, you have the first chance to buy your native plants on sale at our Garden Shops at Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm! The members-first sale runs Aug. 20-26--members get 25 percent off all plants! We open the sale to the public on Aug. 27, when nonmembers will receive a 15 percent discount. If you're a big plant shopper, this event alone is worth joining for.



Our Hours

Garden in the Woods - now open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., including holidays, through Oct. 15.


Nasami Farm Garden Shop - open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment, through Oct. 9. 


Click on location name to get more visitor information and directions.

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Is Plants 101 for You?

Plants 101: Introduction to the Green World

Online: Sept. 12–Oct. 14

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Join Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth in exploring our region's plant life—what are plants? How do they function? Why are they essential to life on earth? Five online modules, plus an optional field trip in your state. Limited enrollment—register now!
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Smaller Lawns Today Conference

Deconstructing the

American Landscape

Sat., Nov. 19, 2016

New London, CT

Discuss the demise of the lawn (yay!) and how to use native plants in the built landscape. We'll also present our Regional Impact Award! Cosponsored by Connecticut College Arboretum. Register and get details here.

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