Hours of Operation

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 9am to 12pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 4:30pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

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What's New at The Nature Foundation

We are opening to the public! We planned for this moment almost since that fateful day over a year ago when we decided to close our doors for what we thought would be a few weeks. We have missed each and every one of you, our members and volunteers. We look forward to meeting all the new owners in the community and welcoming new members into Trillium House. On Saturday, May 15th we will open our doors to the public. Things may look a little different since the last time you’ve been in. We’ll require masks in the building at all times, and we’ll follow social distancing guidelines, so there may be times we ask you to wait on the porch while we help another guest. We will have the Children’s Area closed off to keep everyone safe, but the same knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be there to give you trail advice, welcome you back, and answer your questions. Don’t judge us if we jump up and down or break in to tears the first time we see you. We’ve missed you, and we are so absolutely over the moon to welcome you back inside.
 
Trail map. A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen, maintained by TNFW, is available at Trillium House and the front desk of Wintergreen Resort’s Mountain Inn.
 

Music, prizes, and fun! Join us for The For Love of the Land Virtual Celebration on Friday, June 4. Learn more.

Presenting Our Nature Scavenger HuntTake this opportunity to learn about the nature around you and what The Nature Foundation does. We’re excited to have you play along, adults and children alike. We will drop two clues a week for four weeks. You have a chance to win a prize for each clue and there’s a grand prize if you complete the entire scavenger hunt. You’ll need to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or be signed up for our emails to get the clues. Send your answers to specialevents@tnfw.org or post them in the comments on Facebook and Instagram. At Wintergreen, we’re surrounded by nature everywhere we look. We have spectacular views, rock formations, and stunning wildflowers just starting to bloom. Let’s go outside and see what we can find. HINT – some clues can be found on the trails The Nature Foundation maintains!

Native Plants. The Nature Foundation will accept continuous native plant orders via email to Doug Coleman. Advance orders can be picked up weekly on Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm at the greenhouse. Larger orders can be arranged by other appointments. Visit our greenhouse webpage to see a list of plants available for sale. All our plants are propagated and grown from local seeds and cuttings.

TNFW emails. If you receive emails from The Nature Foundation and suspect you missed an email, please remember to check your spam/junk folder.

Our spring activities. The April-June 2021 Calendar of Events events is now available online on The Nature Foundation website under “Events & Event Registration” in the top menu bar.

From the Director. The Nature Foundation’s important work and most programs continue despite being unable to open the lobby of the Trillium House to you. Some programs are virtual and others are live as we learn to live with the new normal and social distancing. Read Doug’s entire update here.

Our Online Gift Shoppe. We are pleased to offer items from our Shoppe for purchase online. While we are not ready to open our doors, we will offer contactless front porch pickup on Tuesdays and Fridays. In order to take advantage of this, your order must be placed before 5pm the day before you want to pick it up. We will call you at the number listed to let you know your items are ready. Contactless mountain and valley delivery is available upon request.The items listed online are but a small sampling of what we have to offer. If you’re looking for something specific, please email Liz at specialevents@tnfw.org.

Nature Foundation Events. TNFW events are subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19 related issues. Please check our emails, Event Registration page, or Facebook page for updates.

Our programs are open to anyone who wishes to take part and enjoy nature.

Support The Nature Foundation today and experience our member benefits.

Go outside & play

Our trail system covers an assortment of terrain throughout its 35 miles. There are both rugged, steep slopes as well as beautiful, short strolls most anyone can enjoy.

Grow native plants

Preserving while enhancing the natural beauty of the land is a goal of those who garden using native plants. The Nature Foundation is a leader in making it easier and fun.

 

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