We offer a variety of in-depth workshops throughout the year, all with exceptional instructors. These programs are open to individual enrollment, and they equip participants with skills for creating and managing native plant landscapes rich in biodiversity.

  • Program locations vary as noted. Pre-registration is required for workshops.
  • CEUs available are indicated for each program.

We are just beginning to announce our 2020 programs. Stay tuned for many more workshops to come!


View of a winter landscape.

Reading the Winter Landscape

Instructor: Meredith Gallogly, Manager of Programs, Grow Native Massachusetts

  • March 21 | 10:00am - 12:15pm

Where: Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

CEUs Available: CEU details to come.

Member $28/ Non-member $38/ Workshop Sponsor $100

A woodland in winter may seem empty and inscrutable, with its leafless trees and shrubs melding into an indistinguishable mass. But the bareness of this landscape brings other subtler features into focus, and once you learn to see them a dormant woodland will seem to burst with life. Join Meredith to practice reading the winter landscape, from identifying woody plants from bark and buds to understanding how evergreen plants cope with freezing weather. We will discuss how the change of seasons is intrinsic to the life cycles of plants and other organisms, and find lessons from these natural communities that will help us bring full-season ecological functionality and beauty to our designed landscapes and gardens.

Meredith Gallogly is the Manager of Programs at Grow Native Massachusetts. She is a skilled botanist, and much of her plant identification knowledge comes from her explorations of metro-Boston area parks and reservations. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Smith College.

This workshop will be conducted entirely in the field. Enrollment is limited to 15.