Design Lessons from Wild Landscapes

These resources were mentioned at the Trust Fund Lecture presentation by Toby Wolf.

Watch a video replay of the Lecture:  Click Here

Home Gardener Resources – click here

Native Plant Finder

For a listing of native plants, ranked in order of their ecological importance specific to your county in MA, it will ask you for your zip code. Remember to plant native perennials in masses. Trees and shrubs have the highest value.

Reading List:

Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards by Sara Stein

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Douglas Tallamy

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy

Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe


Conservation Information

Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List         As of 2009 Massachusetts law prohibits the importation, sale, and propagation of plants determined to be invasive and a threat to Massachusetts habitat and landscape.

Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) Groton, MA

Horticultural Organizations

Friends of the Tree Warden, Groton – for more information click here

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

National Gardening Association

National Garden Clubs

New England Region of Garden Clubs

Native Plant Trust 

Interesting Gardens to Visit

Native Plant Trust, Framingham, MA

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Harvard, MA


Mayflower Newsletter of the Garden Club Federation of MA