Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Profile moreless )

Phone: 508-877-7630
Headquaters
180 Hemenway Road

Framingham
Massachusetts 01701
USA
Website

Please to add this organization to your favorites.

Add to my favorites Added to favorites!

Target demographics: monitoring and protecting rare and endangered plants, and helping citizens conserve, promote, and learn to value our regions's native plants

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 students; 20,000 visitors to Garden in the Woods; and region wide 3,500 members.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help clean seed before it gets banked; train to be a tour guide at Garden in the Woods, help weed and care for plant growing beds, scan/tag/upload images into our new visual records database, meet and greet members at special events, help remove invasives

Geographic areas served: every county, in every state in New England

Programs: the Plant Conservation Volunteers, certificate studies in native plant horticulture and botany, over 150 classes/courses/field trips for families and adults, teach-the-teacher workshops in Go Botany, and six annual internships in conservation and horticulture.

Mission:
The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.
Results:
Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, New England Wild Flower Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has seven sanctuaries in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
5 Reviews
See all »
Average rating:
1234.85
Write A Review
This remarkable organization is at the forefront regionally and nationally for protecting and conserving native plants. Our native plants, growing in sites and habitats that have evolved over thousands of years, are key to maintaining the health of our planet. Insects and wildlife depend on ... more »
04/20/11
I work as a Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV). As a PCV, we help monitor rare plant populations, remove invasive species, and do botanical surveys. All these efforts are coordinated through the New England Wild Flower Society. The society works with groups from ME, CT, VT, MA, and RI. They work... more »
03/31/11
For the past seventeen years I have been involved in volunteering as a Children's Guide at the "Garden in the Woods" and find it to be a most rewarding and meaningful experience. At the same time, I am spreading my love and knowledge of nature and it's many aspects to hundreds of eager and ... more »
See all 5 reviews »

Photos & Video


See all »

Support This Nonprofit

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

help clean seed before it gets banked; train to be a tour guide at Garden in the Woods, help weed and care for plant growing beds, scan/tag/upload images into our new visual records database, meet and greet members at special events, help remove invasives Volunteer

Promote This Nonprofit

Great Nonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite organizations on your own web sites. for text link or graphic badge.

Get badge
By registering you agree to the site's Terms and Conditions.