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City Natives
Mattapan

About City Natives

Find native plants for your community garden plot right in the heart of the city.

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 plants native to our local climate. We grow the plants for community garden common areas and for restoration projects throughout the city. The greenhouse doubles as a gardening classroom for our educational programs and for training volunteers.

City Natives is also home to our Learning Garden. Here you can see interpretive garden beds that demonstrate intensive gardening techniques unique to urban and community gardens. Our displays change with the season, so plan to visit us often throughout the growing season!

Our City Natives campus also includes 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. 

Regulations & Advisories

The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here.

Directions

City Natives
30 Edgewater Drive
Mattapan, MA 02126

Telephone: 617.542.7696 x2114
Email: jdick@thetrustees.org

Get directions on Google Maps.

We’re located at 30 Edgewater Drive, a short walk from the Mattapan Square Trolley Station and Blue Hill Avenue bus lines. Parking is available along Edgewater Drive.

Our plants are available for sale at our bi-annual plant sales or by appointment to individuals and organizations.

Admission

City Natives is open seasonally from March through December. Please call Jeremy 617.542.7696 x2114 or email jdick@thetrustees.org to make an appointment as our hours of operation vary.

We’re located at 30 Edgewater Drive, a short walk from the Mattapan Square Trolley Station and Blue Hill Avenue bus lines. Parking is available along Edgewater Drive.

Tell Us What You Think

We’d love to hear about your visit! Here are three easy ways to let us know what you think:

  1. Take our visitor survey. If you have a question for us, you can ask us in the survey and we’ll get back to you.

  2. Post a comment about your visit on our Facebook page.

  3. Share your experiences with other visitors on our website. Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll post your comment right here on this page.





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