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Welcome to Growing Wild Massachusetts, a state-wide initiative dedicated to promoting biodiversity and supporting native pollinators across the Commonwealth.

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Go Wild for Growing Wild on May 31

Be the first to pick up your starter kit by joining us at the official Growing Wild Massachusetts 4th season launch on May 31, 2024 at 10 am at Weston Nurseries in Lincoln (339 South Great Road, Route 117)!

Meet Commissioner Brian Arrigo of the Department of Conservation & Recreation and Commissioner Ashley Randle of the Department of Agricultural Resources, who will be on hand to provide more details on the movement to engage Massachusetts residents in the creation of native habitat throughout the Commonwealth.

Learn more about the native seed mix and its benefits here.


2024 Starter Kit Locations

Embrace the Wild: Your Path to Getting a Growing Wild Kit

Starting on May 31, in celebration of National Garden Week, Growing Wild starter kits featuring two native pollinator-friendly plants, a Growing Wild Yard sign and a packet of native wildflower seeds, will be available at select nurseries across the state, courtesy of DCR, MDAR and MNLA.

Act fast, as these kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and tend to disappear quickly! Plan your visit to one of our partner nurseries or growers to secure your complimentary kit.


Growing Wild Native Planting Events

Check back often for planting events throughout the Commonwealth where you can learn more about pollinators and native plants!

DCR will be hosting Growing Wild events at six Massachusetts DCR Parks where you can pick up a starter kit, talk to staff about your garden and spend your day in the great outdoors.  All events begin at 10am unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday, June 4

Lawrence Heritage State Park: 1 Jackson Street, Lawrence

Middlesex Fells Reservation: 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham

Wednesday, June 5

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: 131 Waquoit Highway, Waquoit

Thursday, June 6

Mt. Greylock Reservation: 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough

Blackstone Heritage at Worcester Visitor Center: 3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester

Holyoke Heritage State Park: 221 Appleton Street, Holyoke

View full list of native planting events.

Put Your Garden on the Map

Show us where your garden grows! Our locator map showcases the towns and cities where pollinator gardens and plantings are throughout the Commonwealth. Fill out the form below and put your Growing Wild Garden on the map!