Sources for Native Plants

Updated 2021-02-13

A common question I get when people see my garden: Where do you get your plants? This list, and the accompanying map, includes every place from which I've acquired plants. Plus lots of other places I haven't tried yet.

Catskill Native Nursery, Kerhonkson, NY

Map of NYC-Regional Nurseries, Garden Centers and Gardens that specialize in, or offer a significant selection of, regionally appropriate native plants. Those marked with a pin are places I've visited or purchased from.


Retail Sources of Native Plants

These vary by the range and sources of native plants they offer, and whether or not they have retail locations, staff regular hours for visitors, sell through mail-order, or special sales events. Check the Web sites for specifics about each provider. For information only; no recommendation or endorsement implied.

NY State, NYC Area
Catskill Native Nursery, Kerhonkson, NY
Cottage Creek Gardens, Valley Cottage, NY (Added 2020-06-23)
Fiddlehead Creek, Fort Ann, NY
Fort Pond Native Plants, Montauk, NY
Gowanus Nursery, Brooklyn, NY
Long Island Natives, Eastport, Long Island, NY (Minimum $250 order)
Native Landscapes Garden CenterPawling, NY (2019-02-13: Corrected URL)
One Nature Garden Center, 321 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 (Added 2020-05-28)

New York State, Other
Amanda's GardenSpringwater, NY, Finger Lakes Area
Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, Buffalo, NY. Specializes in wild-collected milkweed seed.
Plantsmen NurseryGroton, NY
White Oak NurseryCanandaigua, NY, specializes in native woody plants
Wild Gardens Nursery, Cortlandt Manor (East of Peekskill), NY (added 2020-05-28)
WildThings Rescue Nursery, Valley Falls, NY

New Jersey
Earth First Native Plant Nursery, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Pollen Nation, Bridgeton, NJ (added 2020-06-06)
Rarefind Nursery, Jackson, NJ
Toadshade Wildflower Farm, Frenchtown, NJ
Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, NJ (By appointment only. Also wholesale)

New England
Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery, Woodbury, CT
Eastern Plant Specialties, Georgetown, ME (2020-06-06: Status unclear. Their old domain only hosts ads. Their Facebook page has not been updated since 2016. Their current site provides no means of ordering plants.)
Helia Native Nursery (formerly Project Native), Housatonic, MA
Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society):
Tripple Brook Farm, Southampton, MA

Mid-Atlantic
American Native NurseryQuakertown, PA
Chesapeake Conservation Nurseries, Marydel, MD
Clear Ridge NurseryUnion Bridge, MD
Edge of the Woods NurseryOrefield, PA
Environmental Concern, St Michaels, MD
Heartwood NurseryFelton, PA
Herring Run Nursery, Baltimore, MD
Kollar NurseryPylesville, MD
Nature By DesignAlexandria, VA
Northeast Natives and PerennialsQuakertown, PA
Redbud Native Plant NurseryGlen Mills, PA
Wakefield Valley NurseryNew Windsor, MD
Yellow Springs FarmChester Springs, PA

Wholesale Sources of Native Plants

Many of these wholesale nurseries participate in seasonal retail native plant sales, as well. So check their web sites for their calendars and events.

Aquascapes Unlimited, Pipersville, PA, carries local ecotypes
Fernbrook Farms, Bordentown, NJ
Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Staten Island, NY
Long Island Natives (division of Country Gardens Nursery, Eastport, NY
New Moon NurseryBridgeton, NJ
North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, PA
Pinelands Nursery and Supply, Columbus, NJ, carries local ecotypes
Pleasant Run Nursery, Allentown, NJ
Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, NJ, carries local ecotypes (also retail)

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