1. Welcome to the Garden

Welcome to Native Plant Trust’s Garden in the Woods. Native Plant Trust is the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants. Garden in the Woods is a renowned 45-acre native plant botanic garden that attracts visitors from all over the world. Our botanic garden highlights more than 1,000 plant species native to New England while retaining historical species from across North America. You will experience both highly cultivated and minimally managed environments that show how native plants create healthy, beautiful landscapes. We encourage you to take in the sights, sounds, and smells and to gather ideas for bringing native plants into your own spaces. This audio tour will guide you through the garden’s displays.


Please proceed through our Entry Garden corridor to the left while listening to our audio clip of the Garden’s history.