So what’s a Trillium you may ask? Known for their delicate beauty, trilliums are woodland plants prized by both gardeners and nature lovers—in part because even in the wild it takes four to seven years(!) for the plants to reach flowering age. The New England Wild Flower Society celebrates the beauty of 21 species of trilliums during its third annual Trillium Week, May 6-12 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA.
The New England Wild Flower Society is dedicated to conserving and promoting the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. Founded in 1900, the Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. According to Botanic Garden Director Mark Richardson, “The eastern United States is a hotbed of trillium diversity, and the vast collection of them at Garden in the Woods showcases the differences and similarities among a wide range of species.”
Trillium Week, which also coincides with peak bloom time for many other beautiful spring plants, includes guided tours, a workshop on propagating trilliums, and an evening of music and wine. Several species of trillium will also be available for purchase at the Garden’s shop. For more information, visit www.newenglandwild.org.
It’s a great time to re-connect with nature. I hope you do go and enjoy!
(Photography by Dan Jaffe)