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The Trouble with Earthworms

Tuesday, August 12 - Earthworm benefits come at a cost to northern U.S. ecosystems. Join New England Wild Flower Society’s Director of Horticulture Mark Richardson for a tour of Garden in the Woods as he discusses ecological management practices as well as research aimed at slowing the booming population of invasive earthworms.


Check Out Our New Blog!

The Understory features the voices and insights of Society staff on issues in native plant conservation and horticulture. In this post, Mark Richardson shares some new bad news about pesticides. 


Get Ready for Free Fun Friday!

Friday, August 15, at Garden in the Woods.  Admission to the Garden is free, and we've planned lots of activities for families. 

Sponsor a Seed

Help us save our region's endangered plants. Support seed collection in the six New England states. Protect-sabatia-kennedyana-7280-William-Larkin.jpg   

Sabatia kennedyana



The Rose Family

Tuesday, August 5 - In the classroom, study the shared features that connect rose species and the distinctive characteristics that separate sub-families. Then walk through Garden in the Woods to find species in this wonderful family. 



What's in Bloom, July 28

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata (spotted bee-balm)


New Federal Program for Pollinators

President Obama issued a memorandum establishing the first comprehensive federal program for pollinators. The program explicitly recognizes the importance of native plants in supporting pollinators.


Save Native Plants

Preserve today what you want to enjoy tomorrow. Our essential conservation efforts in every county of New England continue to increase in importance as the impacts of climate change are felt ever closer to home. Make your 2014 charitable donation today!