Sources for Native Plants

Updated 2023-03-15

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. It also includes 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

Includes Long Island.

Catskill Native Nursery, Kerhonkson, NY
Cottage Creek Gardens, Valley Cottage, NY (Added 2020-06-23)
Dropseed Native Landscapes, based in Nassau County, sells at local events. (Added 2022-04-07)
Fiddlehead Creek, Fort Ann, NY
Fort Pond Native Plants, Montauk, NY
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve: Annual Spring Plant Sale, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY (Added 2022-03-21)
Gowanus Nursery, Brooklyn, NY
KMS Native Plants, Lake Grove, NY (Added 2021-04-21)
Long Island Native Plant Initiative, Brentwood, NY: Seasonal Native Plant Sales (Added 2021-03-19)
Long Island Natives, Eastport, Long Island, NY (Minimum $250 order)
Lowland Nursery, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Brooklyn, NY: Seasonal native plant sales, or pre-order and pick up. (Added 2021-03-24)
Native Landscapes Garden CenterPawling, NY (2019-02-13: Corrected URL)
One Nature Garden Center, 321 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 (Added 2020-05-28)
Quality Parks (by appointment only), 322 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY ​11777 (Added 2023-01-04)
Rewild Long Island: Annual Spring Plant Sale with Long Island pickup locations. (Added 2022-03-21)
Seemore Carnivorous Gardens, St. James, NY: Mostly native bog plants. (Added 2021-05-12)
West Lane Farm, South Salem, Westchester, NY: No Web site. "WestLaneFarm" on Facebook and Titter. (Added 2022-06-30) 

New York State, Other
Amanda's GardenSpringwater, NY, Finger Lakes Area
Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, Buffalo, NY. Specializes in wild-collected milkweed seed.
The Fernery, Hartwick, NY (Added 2021-07-17)
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

Eco59. A garmer's collective based in Connecticut, but covers EcoRegion 59, which includes NYC and other areas. (Added 2022-03-04)
NatureWorks, Northford, CT (Added 2021-05-13)

New Jersey
Earth First Native Plant Nursery, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Flora for Fauna, Woodbine, NJ  (added 2021-05-02)
Pinelands Direct, Columbus, NJ (added 2021-03-13)
Annual Native Plant Sale, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Southampton, NJ (Added 2021-03-13)
Pollen Nation, Bridgeton, NJ (added 2020-06-06)
Rarefind Nursery, Jackson, NJ
S&K Wilflower Rescue and Nursery, northern NJ (private gardens, no location given) (Added 2021-06-12)
Summersweet Native Plants, Mays Landing, NJ (By appointment only) (Added 2021-05-22)
Toadshade Wildflower Farm, Frenchtown, NJ
Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, NJ (By appointment only. Also wholesale)

American Native NurseryQuakertown, PA
Bowman's Hill Wildflower PreserveNative Plant Nursery, New Hope, PA (Added 2021-03-24)
Calyx Native Nursery, York, PA (No Web site yet. EMail only: Added 2021-09-15)
Collins Nursery, Glenside, PA (Added 2021-07-05)
Edge of the Woods NurseryOrefield, PA
Gino's Nursery, Newtown, PA (Added from map 2021-05-22)
Go Native Tree Farm, Lancaster, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Good Host Plants, Philadelphia, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Heartwood NurseryFelton, PA
Hungry Hook Farm, Bainbridge, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, Devon, PA (added 2021-05-13)
Northbrook Native Plant Nursery, Chester County, PA (added 2022-03-01)
Northeast Natives and PerennialsQuakertown, PA
Redbud Native Plant NurseryGlen Mills, PA
Yellow Springs FarmChester Springs, PA


Includes Delaware, Maryland, and eastern Virginia

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD: Their Nursery has Native Plant Sales (Added 2021-03-19)
Chesapeake Conservation Nurseries, Marydel, MD
Chesapeake Natives, Upper Marlboro, MD (Added 2021-03-19)
Clear Ridge NurseryUnion Bridge, MD
Environmental Concern, St Michaels, MD
Ernst Conservation Seeds, Meadville, MD (Added 2021-03-19)
Herring Run Nursery, Baltimore, MD
Kollar NurseryPylesville, MD
Nature By DesignAlexandria, VA
Wakefield Valley NurseryNew Windsor, MD

New England

Includes Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (Connecticut is listed above)

Blue Moon Farm Perennials, Wakefield/South Kingston, RI (added 2021-06-16)
Blue Stem Natives, Norwell, MA (added 2023-03-15)
F W Schumacher Co, East Sandwich, MA: Specializing in seeds of woody plants (Added 2021-03-19)
Helia Native Nursery (formerly Project Native), Housatonic, MA
Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society):
Northeast Pollinator Plants, Fairfax, VT (Added 2021-09-15)
Tripple Brook Farm, Southampton, MA
Wing and a Prayer Nursery, Cummington, MA (Added 2021-09-15)

See also:
Nurseries and Seed Sources, Grow Native Massachusetts (Mostly Massachuseets. Includes nurseries throughout New England, and a handful of mi-Atlantic. Added 2022-01-05)

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.

American Native Plants, Middle River, MD (Added 2021-03-19)
Aquascapes Unlimited, Pipersville, PA, carries local ecotypes
Blackledge River Nursery (Richard Snarski), Marlborough, CT: specializing in northeast-native wetland plants (Added 2021-03-19)
Fernbrook Farms, Bordentown, NJ
Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Staten Island, NY
Long Island Natives (division of Country Gardens Nursery, Eastport, NY
New England Wetland Plants, Amherst, MA (Added 2021-03-19)
New Moon NurseryBridgeton, NJ
North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, PA
Octoraro Native Plant Nursery, Kirkwood, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Pinelands Nursery and Supply, Columbus, NJ, carries local ecotypes
Planters' Choice Nursery, Newtown and Watertown, CT (Added 2021-12-15)
Pleasant Run Nursery, Allentown, NJ
Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, NJ, carries local ecotypes (also retail)


Mindy Block said...

Please add in Quality Parks - Native Plants & Conservation

Thanks, Mindy, Quality Parks President

Chris Kreussling (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Mindy: Added. Thanks!