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The Seed Ark: A Campaign for Saving Imperiled Plants

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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Catch These Field Trips

Leave the beaten track to explore exceptional wildflower habitat. Sign up now for one of these terrific field trips - both on Sat., May 7, 
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Click on titles to register.


Niquette Bay State Park

Colchester, Vt.

Prowl the limy cobbles along the shores of Lake Champlain.

Program Code: FDT4004
Instructor: Bob Popp

Ponemah Bog

Amherst, N.H.

Tiptoe through a wonderland of carnivorous flora.

Program Code: FDT1092


We're Open!

Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm Nursery's Garden Shop are open for the season through October 15. 


Garden in the Woods - now open every day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., including holidays

Nasami Farm Nursery Garden Shop - open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays
by appointment.

Come visit!

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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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