Native Plant Sales

State and Local Giveaways and Reimbursements

The State of Maryland encourages landowners to convert a portion of their property to wildlife habitat and manage invasive species on their properties. Financial incentives may be given to landowners with properties adjacent to sensitive areas. For more information, check out The Maryland Landowner Incentive Program (LIP).

Carroll County Forestry Board's Backyard Buffers program has FREE trees for property owners living in Carroll County. The property needs to be adjacent to a stream or other waterway. For more information, see the web site at

The City of Gaithersburg's Rainscapes Rewards Program and The City of Rockville's Rainscapes Rewards Program can reimburse landowners for installing rain barrels and planting trees. Those who live outside of Rockville or Gaithersburg in Montgomery County can participate in Montgomery County's RainScapes Rewards Rebates Program.

Shopping for Native Plants

Listed below are upcoming plant sales in our region where you can purchase native species. Growers will grow more natives and fewer invasives when more people buy the natives (hint, hint).

We have a Shopper's Protest Card you can view and download and take with you when you go plant shopping. You can give these to the nursery growers to help to enourage them to grow the native plants you want to find, or to inform them that certain plants are invasive.

We also have a guide on How to Shop for Native Plants (PDF, ~84 KB).

Spring and Fall, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, through its TREE-MENDOUS Maryland program, offers native trees and shrubs for planting on public lands.

We also have a list of Native Plant Sources, which lists nurseries that state that they sell native plants. They may have sales that we do not advertise.

Posting Policy: Send notices of upcoming Native Plant Sales to fieldtrips @, and include a link to the part of your site with more information on the sale.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Apr 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, Mt Airy, MD
    Audubon Society of Central MD Native Plant Sale
    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, Mount Airy, MD
    Audubon Society of Central MD’s 16th annual Native Plant Sale
    - A wide variety of native perennials, shrubs, and trees for sale (cash or check only)
    - Held on the grounds of the beautiful Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, 13030 Old Annapolis Road, just West of Mount Airy, MD
    - Expert advice available from Master Gardeners on plant selection and care, habitat creation, and other related areas of interest
    - Check out the ASCM website to preview plant lists for the sale
    - Proceeds from the event benefit habitat preservation at the Audubon Society of Central MD’s two wildlife sanctuaries
    - Come early for the best selection – and bring your wagon!  Rain or shine!
    For more information, visit
    • 04 May 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, MD
    Native Plant Palooza!

    Robinson Nature Center
    6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

    Sunday May 4, Noon - 4:30

    Discover all of the value and beauty of landscaping wtih native plants and find plants for your garden. This event includes:
    - Guest speaker and author, Michael Judd, speaking about permaculture and how to use it in your garden
    - Guest speaker and artist, Patterson Clark, presenting on his use of invasive plants to create art
    - Vendors offering a variety of native plants for purchase
    -  Information on how to save on fertilizer, watering, and reduce pesticide use through native plant landscaping
    - Tours of the nature center’s native plant gardens to provide planting inspiration
    - A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit planting projects at the Robinson Nature Center
    For more information, visit
    • 10 May 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New Germany State Park
    Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the first annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

    A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for sale (cash or check only) from these select regional native plant nurseries. Advance orders are appreciated!
    Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc.
    Union Bridge, Maryland
    Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery
    Hinton, West Virginia
    The event schedule is not yet finalized, but speakers include: 
    • Ashley Bodkins, University of MD Extension - The Soil in Your Backyard
    • Ron Boyer, Elk Ridge Native Plant Preserve - Waging War on Garrett County’s Invasive Weeds
    • Christine Campe-Price, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist - Native Plants: Let's Dig Deeper
    • Hop Cassidy, Hop’s Bees - Bee Aware
    • Ian Caton, Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery - Super-Tough Wildflowers
    • Liz McDowell, Maryland Native Plant Society - Native Plants for Birds and Pollinators
    Activities include:
    • Birds Count...Why You Should Too! (tally birds for “May Count” during this walk with Mary Huebner, Allegany & Garrett Counties’ Bird Club)
    • Alien Invaders (search for exotic plants invading New Germany State Park)
    • Let’s Pull Together (protect an endangered butterfly by pulling garlic mustard)
    • Plant-able Paper (create writing paper that you can take home and plant)
    • Scavenger Hunt for New Germany Natives ❀ (find native plants with special features)
    ❀ - especially kid friendly & led by New Germany State 
    Park staff 

    Experts from these local conservation organizations will help answer questions about adding natives to your landscape, as well as a variety of other related topics:
    • Allegany & Garrett Counties’ Bird Club
    • Friends of New Germany State Park 
    • Frostburg Grows 
    • Garrett County Master Gardeners 
    • Maryland Native Plant Society (Western Mountains Chapter)
    • Mountain Laurel Garden Club
    • Savage River Watershed Association
    New Germany State Park & the Western Mountains Chapter of MNPS are co-sponsoring this FREE event. Your support of participating native plant nurseries through your plant purchases is deeply appreciated! For your convenience, drinks, snacks & lunch items will also be available for purchase at the Lake House. For more information visit or

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. Signs will direct you to the event.


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