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Library E-Resources

Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection

Gale's Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

Local Resources


Maynard Community Gardeners 

The Maynard Community Gardeners organization was established in 1995 as an organization devoted to town beautification, promoting a love of gardening, and connecting with other gardeners in the Maynard area. Membership is open to anyone who shares these interests.

Maynard Public Open Space and Trails Map
Maynard has 8 open spaces with woods, parks, and gardens. This printable PDF map gives a description of each one and where to find them in town.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society  
Established in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is "dedicated to the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment."  Located in Wellesley, MA, this organization offers educational programs (with a fee) for adults and children.

National Gardening Association 

For more than 35 years, the National Gardening Association (NGA) has been working to "promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants, and the environment."  This site offers gardening articles, a plant finder tool, how-to videos, and more.  


Native Plant Trust
The mission of the Native Plant Trust is to "conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes."  This organization owns and operates the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA and a number of other sanctuaries throughout New England. It also offers classes to members and non-members for a fee. 

Native Plant Trust's GoBotany New England Plant Identification Tool

The Go Botany Simple Key helps you identify thousands of native and naturalized plant species in New England. You can also identify subspecies and varieties. Many of these plants grow outside of New England, though, so this key is useful well beyond our region.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A database of over 8,000 native plants from the Native Plant Information Network of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Acton Arboretum

The Acton Arboretum is situated on 65 acres of town conservation land in the heart of Town Center, Acton, Massachusetts. The Arboretum boasts a trail system through open meadows, beside woodland ponds, along a glacial esker, and through a bog. A handicapped accessible trail provides access to the herb garden, butterfly garden, hosta garden, daylily garden, rhododendron garden, lilac fragrance garden, and a pond planting. The Wildflower Trail provides access to a wide range of woodland habitats.

Maynard Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and management of natural resource areas and the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40), including the Rivers Protection Act, The Maynard Wetland By-Law and the Stormwater Management By-Law.

Maynard Tree Corps

A volunteer group dedicated to promoting a healthy and diverse population of native trees for the benefit of people today and into the future. Their volunteers plant, protect, and maintain public shade trees in town. Maynard Tree Corps also encourages planting native tree species on private and public lands.

Sudbury Valley Trustees

A nonprofit that works to protect natural areas and farmland for wildlife and people in the 36 communities that surround the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.


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Revised 5/15/2023 J.J.R.

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