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.

    • 05/14/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County
    Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the third annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

    Native Plant Nurseries (a large variety of plants and seeds native to the mid-Atlantic available for sale - cash or check only in Parking Lot # 4) 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!

    Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery
    Hinton, West Virginia

    Go Native Tree Farm

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Mount Savage Farm & Nursery

    Mount Savage, Maryland

    Conservation Organizations (local experts will answer questions about native plants and other conservation topics at their display booths along the walkway)

    Engage Mountain Maryland

    Evergreen Heritage Center

    Friends of New Germany State Park

    Maryland Conservation Corps

    Maryland Native Plant Society

    University of Maryland Extension - Garrett County Master Gardeners

    Speaker Schedule (digital presentations geared for teens & adults in the Recreation Hall)

    10:30 to 11:30 - Attracting Pollinators To Your Garden Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College

    11:30 to Noon - Cataloging Maryland’s Flora and Fauna with Citizen Science
    Matt Tillett, Editor, Maryland Biodiversity Project

    1:00 to 2:00 - Impacts of Climate Change on Native Plants: Understanding the "New Normal"
    Sara Via, Professor, Departments of Biology & Entomology, University of Maryland

    2:00 to 3:00 - Native Plants for the Five Senses: A Selection of Engaging Native Plants Presented in an Interactive Lecture
    Ian Caton, Owner, Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery

    Activity Schedule (family-friendly walks & activities led by DNR staff, start at the MCC tent on the walkway)

    10:00 to 11:00 - Alien Invaders (search for invasive exotic plants during this easy walk)

    Noon to 1:00 - Birds & Blooms (discover birds and wildflowers during this easy walk)

    2:00 to 3:00 - Let’s Pull Together (pull garlic mustard to save an endangered butterfly)

    All Day Long! - Scavenger Hunt for New Germany Natives (find native plants with special features and win a prize)

    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.

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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