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The Seed Ark

We need your help to save all the rare and endangered plants in New England.

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.

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State of the Plants

Read our groundbreaking assessment of New England's plants and plant communities, and take action to stop the decline of both common and rare plants.




Just in Time for Spring!

Our indispensable field guide to the region's plants, Wildflowers of New England, by Ted Elliman, is here in time for hiking season. Order your copy now!


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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's landscapes, restores habitats, and even helps pilot new online education programs.


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Celebrate Arbor Day, Take Home a Free Tree

Bring the kids in your life to our Arbor Day festivities! Join us for children's games and grown-up workshops. And a native plant sale. Oh, and we're giving away 500 trees!

Saturday, April 30

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Fee: Free with Garden admission for all visitors


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Save These Dates!

Garden in the Woods is open for the season through October 15. Now open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., including holidays.

Visit the Garden or Nasami Farm Nursery for these upcoming events:

Fri 4/29 Members-only Garden Preview and Open House, Nasami Farm

Sat 4/30 Nasami's Garden Shop opens to the public. Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway at Garden in the Woods

Fri 5/06 Annual Placemakers Lecture, Garden in the Woods


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Coming Up: Trillium Week!

May 9-15

Come celebrate our nationally recognized Trillium Collection with a week devoted to all things trillium at Garden in the Woods, including kids' activities. Society-grown trilliums will be available for purchase!


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Order Now for Spring!

Our Garden Shops have everything you need to plan your garden now! Check out our 2016 Anticipated Plant Availability List, Native Plant Collections, Native Plant CSA, and Meadow Kits--and order before the busy season. Contact Retail Manager Noni Macon: or 508-877-7630 ext. 3209. 

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