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Urban Gardening Series: Water Conservation in the Garden

Sunday, January 10 - Learn how water conservation practices can help you to create beautiful garden spaces without wasting precious water resources. This free class is part of our Urban Gardening Series, a set of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful urban gardens. 



'Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping

For imaginative gifts--many from local sources--come to the shop at Garden in the Woods. We're open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4, through December 23.


Note that only the shop is open; the Garden and its paths are closed to the public until spring.


Winter Walking for members re-starts December 1.



State of the Plants

New England Wild Flower Society has released the "State of the Plants" report, the most comprehensive assessment of New England plant communities ever assembled.




2015 Fall Appeal

Celebrate 115 years of success!


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Your donation supports conservation actions for endangered plants, boosts propagation research, preserves genetic diversity in the regions' landscapes, promotes habitat restoration, and even helps pilot new online education programs.



Explore China

July 8-21, 2016
Join botanist Ted Elliman as we explore forests, meadows, alpine communities, and the culture of the traditionally nomadic Tibetan people who inhabit the eastern edge of the Roof of the World.




The World of Plant Genetics

From mutations to transposons and hybridization to polyploidy, plants have fascinating genetic qualities that allow them to survive and thrive on this planet. This course will begin with a short talk on the basics of genetic theory, and then we will delve into how these genetic qualities play out in plant form and function. No experience in genetics necessary!


Featured on Living on Earth

...climate change, aggressive invasive species and insects are stressing some iconic plants...Host Steve Curwood takes a walk in the woods with the Wild Flower Society’s senior research ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth to find out what’s going on.


Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.


The Seed Ark

We need your support to raise the full $5 million that can save all the rare and endangered plants of New England.

The Hope Goddard Iselin Foundation has pledged $500,000 to challenge other foundations and individuals to invest in our initiative to collect and permanently store the seeds of imperiled plants.