Native Plant Sales

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Shopping for Native Plants

How to Shop for Native Plants (PDF, ~84 KB).

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

    • 04/27/2017
    • 04/30/2017
    • 20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD

    Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs Native Plant Sale

    Many of the plants on sale have been cultivated locally and most are important food and shelter sources for Maryland butterflies, birds, and an array of other wildlife. All proceeds go to support nature programming at Black Hill Visitors Center.

    Located at the Greenhouse in Black Hill Regional Park across from 20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD.

    Thursday April 27 5pm -7pm for FOBH members only

    Friday April 28 3pm-7pm

    Saturday April 29 10am-3pm

    Sunday April 30 1pm-3pm

    View our 2017 plant list. For more information contact Friends of Black Hill or 301-528-3492.

    • 04/29/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 13030 Old Annapolis Rd, Mount Airy, MD

    Audubon Society of Central MD’s 19th 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:


    • 05/12/2017
    • 05/13/2017
    • 201 Boundary Lane, St Michaels, MD

    Join Environmental Concern for our two-day Annual Spring Native Plant Sale located at our waterfront campus in St. Michaels, MD from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on May 12th and 13th.

    EC will have hundreds of locally propagated native plant species available from our greenhouses for purchase. Two workshops, Milkweed Planting on Friday and Best Management Practices for Weed and Pest Control on Saturday, will take place from 10-11 am.

    To pre-register for workshops please visit


    Environmental Concern Inc

    201 Boundary Lane

    St. Michaels, MD 21663

    For Further Information: Please visit
    • 05/13/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County
    Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the fourth annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

    A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for SALE ALL DAY! (cash or check onlyPlease contact the nurseries directly, if you wish to place an order ahead of time. Be sure to let them know you will be picking the plants up at the Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!
    Go Native Tree Farm

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Mount Savage Farm & Nursery

    Mount Savage, Maryland

    Wood Thrush Natives
    Floyd, Virginia

    Educational programs geared for adults & teens!

    • Propagating Native Plants: How, When, & What at 10:30 am - Ashley Bodkins, Faculty  Extension Assistant, UME
    • American Chestnut Restoration in the 21st Century: Approaches & Opportunities for Action at 11:00 am - Katia Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory
    • Thomas Jefferson: Advocate for Native Plants at 12:00 pm - Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College
    • Landscaping with Nativesat 1:30 pm - Ian Caton, Owner/Operator, Wood Thrush Natives
    • Moon Gardens at 2:30 pm - Ashley Bodkins, Faculty Extension Assistant, UME

    Family-friendly activities!

    • Birds & Blooms at 10 am - discover birds and wildflowers during this easy walk
    • Let’s Pull Together at 12 pm - pull garlic mustard to save an endangered butterfly
    • Alien Invaders at 2 pm - search for exotic invasive plants during this easy walk
    • Scavenger Hunt all day - find native plants with special features and win a prize)
    Experts from local organizations will help answer questions on native plants & other conservation topics all day! 
    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! Drinks & snacks will be available for purchase but feel free to bring your own picnic lunch. 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 parking for this special event.

    • 05/13/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 12260 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029
    Native Plant Sale to raise funds for the Howard County Sierra Club

    Flowering perennials, groundcovers, vines, ferns.  Native plants for butterflies, birds and clean water.

    Plants and knowledgeable gardening advice provided by Outstanding Fields, a distributed nursery of homegrown native plants, sold by retailers to raise funds for environmental non-profits.

    Kendall's Hardware: 12260 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD  21029

    • 05/19/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/20/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 3604 Chatham Road Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Whipps Garden Cemetery has scheduled their annual plant sale on Friday May 19 & Sat, May 20 at the First Lutheran Church at corner of Chatham and Frederick Road in Ellicott City. The sale will be held from 9-6 on May 19 and 9-4 on May 20.

    The Whipps plant sale will feature many native perennial flowers, including many butterfly, rain garden, shade-loving, and deer-resistant plants.  Many of the plants, including natives so favored in today’s landscape, are donated from the gardens of Master Gardeners. The sale is a favorite of Ellicott City gardeners because it features many unusual and hard-to-find varieties.

    For more information, please contact:

    Aleta Gravelle
    The Friends of Whipps Cemetery
    and Memorial Gardens, Inc.

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).

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

Carroll County 

The 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

Montgomery County

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.

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