Woodland Garden

An outdoor exhibit showcasing native plants, trees, and flowers in a wooded setting.

The Woodland Garden was established in 2008 with assistance from the New England Wildflower Society (NEWFS) to aid visitors in the identification and protection of native New England plants. The short interpretive path (0.1 miles) begins with stone steps located just across the driveway from the Museum building. The path winds through a spectacular array of native plants, passes a seasonal stream, and has benches created by Vermont artisans for visitors who wish to rest and enjoy the scenery. The path ends at the far side of the parking lot.

From early spring through autumn you will be greeted with a wide variety of plants. Here is a sample of what you might see.

Early Spring

  • Wood anemone

  • Red trillium

  • Dutchman's breeches

  • Rue anemone

  • Trout lily

  • Foamflower

Late Spring

  • Wild columbine

  • Solomon's seal

  • Wild geranium

Early Summer

  • Tall meadow rue

  • Sheep laurel

  • Maple-leaf viburnum


  • Black-eyed Susan

  • Virginia rose

  • Elderberry

Late Summer

  • Cardinal flower

  • Virgins bower

  • Great blue lobelia