New England Wild Flower Society

The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. 

Through our leadership, New England's native plants will exist in vigorous populations within healthy, evolving ecosystems, and people across the region will actively promote and protect them in the wild and in their gardens. 

In 1900, the founders of the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, which evolved into today's New England Wild Flower Society, had a compelling vision—a plant conservation organization that would protect our native flora. Their efforts foreshadowed the comprehensive and broad-reaching conservation program to come. At this point in our second century, we are very grateful for the stewardship of our predecessors and acknowledge their many accomplishments. Because of the New England Wild Flower Society, the native plants of New England are better protected and more appreciated than ever before. Today the Society is recognized as one of the nation's leading plant conservation organizations.

The Society owns and operates Garden in the Woods, the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in the Northeast, as its headquarters and as a public botanic garden. The Garden, located in Framingham, MA, serves as New England's premier showcase of native plants and as a center for botanical and horticultural study and enjoyment.

Contact New England Wild Flower Society

180 Hemenway Rd
Framingham, Massachusetts  01701-2636
Phone: (508) 877-7630
Fax: (508) 877-3658


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

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