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New England Wild Flower Society has one of the largest programs in native plant education in the country. We offer hundreds of programs for children and adults, throughout New England, all year long. Join us as we explore hotspots of plant diversity, learn about field botany, gardening, native plants, and horticulture, and travel to botanically rich areas around the world. 


From amateur botanists and gardeners to green industry professionals and conservation managers, our certificate programs in Native Plant Studies offer students a chance to add breadth and depth to their existing knowledge, or to advance their careers. 


We work with schools to help students and teachers learn about plants through creative, hands-on programs. Our user-friendly, interactive web application, Go Botany, enables everyone from beginners to professionals to discover and identify thousands of New England plant species. We also provide guided educational tours by foot or by cart for adults and children at Garden in the Woods. Come explore and study the fascinating world of native plants with us! 


Featured Programs


Weekend Gardening Series

Selected Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.

Learn essential gardening skills this summer at Garden in the Woods. Join us in the Garden on selected Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. In these instructor-led demonstrations, our horticultural professionals will show you how to get beautiful results in your garden using native plants. Registration is required.

Artists in the Garden

Selected Fridays, 7-9 a.m.

Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to the Garden on select Fridays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., before it opens to the public and when the light is especially beautiful. This is your chance to photograph, paint, draw, and sketch beautiful landscapes, native wildflowers, pollinators, and more. Preregistration is required. Artists in the Garden is scheduled on the following Fridays: April 24; May 1152229; June 51219,26 (each date is listed as a separate program).

Wild Walks

Selected Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.

Take a twilight walk through the Garden with our horticulture staff to see what’s in bloom and learn seasonally relevant gardening tips. Wild Walks are free with admission and take place on selected Thursdays (April 23, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Garden in the Woods. The light is exceptionally beautiful at this time of day, and every walk will be unique!

Home Gardening Demonstrations

Selected Saturdays, 1-1:30 p.m.

Whether you have a few small containers or a large home garden, our home gardening experts can help you keep your plants thriving and your garden looking great. Join us at the Garden Shop at Garden in the Woods on select Saturdays at 1 p.m. for half-hour demonstrations using native plants. Demonstrations are free with admission. Learn more.
last modified June 08, 2015