My first sojourn to Garden in the Woods was enough to convert me. (See Walk on the Wild Side: A New England Woodland Garden.) Ever since that visit to the New England Wild Flower Society‘s native showcase, I have become a huge devotee of native plants. Which is why I recently found myself on a pilgrimage, driving two hours west of my Boston-area home, to visit the center of the society’s propagation, preservation, and research efforts at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts. Was I also enticed by the fact that Nasami offers New England’s largest retail selection of native plants? You bet!
Join me for a tour.
Photography by Justine Hand for Gardenista.
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