Find plants for your home or community garden plot, right in the heart of Boston.
City Natives serves as The Trustees’ native plant nursery and horticultural learning center for the people of Boston and beyond. The roughly half-acre site holds a modest greenhouse and nursery where we raise vegetable seedlings, as well as plants native to our local climate for community garden common areas and for restoration projects throughout the city. Seasonal plant sales are open to all; please visit our website for details. The greenhouse doubles as a gardening classroom for our educational programs and for training volunteers.
City Natives is also home to our Learning Garden—with interpretive garden beds that demonstrate intensive gardening techniques unique to urban and community gardens—as well as an apiary, native plant display gardens, a wildflower meadow, and a small orchard. Volunteers help us care for and maintain City Natives. Please contact us if you’d like to lend a hand.
City Natives is open during set hours or by appointment for plant sales, educational field trips, volunteer opportunities, and workshops.
Shop our wide selection of native plants, shrubs and trees or, in season, vegetable and herb seedlings. Schedule a field trip for your school or organization to learn about native plants and pollinators. Attend a workshop in our Seed, Sow & Grow series.
It is free to enter but is only open by appointment or during nursery retail hours.
30 Edgewater Drive
Mattapan, MA 02126
We’re located a short walk from the Mattapan Square Trolley Station and Blue Hill Avenue bus lines. Parking is available along Edgewater Drive.
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There is running water and a portable toilet facility.
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