Native Plant Sales

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    • 05/02/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore
    Professional gardeners will be on hand to help participants learn about the importance of landscaping with plants native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Native plants are easier to maintain, and specific selections influence the lives of butterflies, birds and other wildlife. 

    A variety of deer resistant plants will also be available for sale. 
    Participants are encouraged to bring photos or sketches of their gardens to get planting advice from professionals.

    All proceeds from the sale will go toward improvements at the park and the Guilford Garden Club scholarship fund.

    While at the sale, visitors are encouraged to check out plans for the proposed Robert E. Lee Park Nature and Environmental Education Center which will provide year-round education and meeting space near the Ranger Station.

    Location: Lakeside Drive entrance to Robert E. Lee Park

    Rain Date:  Sunday, May 3 

    • 05/03/2015
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Robinson Nature Center, Howard County

    Sponsoring Organization:  Robinson Nature Center, 
    Howard Co.

    Come shop our native plant sale and learn how best to care for plants in your lawn and garden. Local experts in landscaping, tree care and gardening lead complimentary demonstrations on proper pruning, landscape design and plant care. New this year is a supervised children's area for ages 4 years and older. Let your child enjoy kids activities while you shop and attend demonstrations. $5 per child per hour. All children outside of the supervised children's area must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    During our 2nd Annual "Native Plant Palooza" you can purchase native plants from a host of vendors with a portion of proceeds from the sale benefiting educational programs at the Nature Center. Vendors include:

    Keystone Wildflowers 
    Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm 
    Wakefield Valley Nursery 
    Lauren’s Garden Service 
    Go Native Tree Farm 
    Chesapeake Natives

    Location: Robinson Nature Center. 6692 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

    For Further Information: 410-313-0400 
    • 05/08/2015
    • 05/09/2015
    • St. Michaels, MD

    St. Michaels, MD-Environmental Concern’s annual Spring Native Plant Sale will be held on Mother’s Day weekend. Our staff will be ready to welcome the public on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th.  Growing more than 120 species of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants for over 43 years, Environmental Concern (EC) hosts one of the largest native plant sales on the Eastern Shore. 

    The sale hours are Friday, May 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pre-orders will be accepted until Wednesday, May 6th

    Contact: Penny at (410)745-9620 or email at

    All proceeds from the plant sale will help fund EC’s mission to improve water quality and enhance native habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

    EC is a 501(c)3 public not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit 

    Location: The sale will take place at EC’s campus located at the head of San Domingo Creek by the St. Michaels Nature Trail. 

    Plan to walk the trail during your visit as many native species will be in bloom.

    • 05/09/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County
    Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the second 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
    Scheduled walks, programs, and activities will appeal to children, teens & adults! 

    Speakers include:
    • Barbara Beelar, Director, Friends of Deep Creek Lake - Lake Invaders
    • Ian Caton, Owner, Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery - Wildflower Meadows 
    • Kerrie L. Kyde, Invasive Plant Ecologist, MD Natural Heritage Program - Statewide Eyes: A Citizen Science Contribution to Protecting MD Biodiversity
    • Raymond Najjar, Professor of Oceanography, Pennsylvania State University - What Does Climate Change Mean for Ecosystems of the Mid-Atlantic Region?
    • Matt Tillett, Editor, Maryland Biodiversity Project - Cataloging Maryland's Flora and Fauna with Citizen Science
    Activities include:
    • Alien Invaders ❀ (search for exotic plants invading New Germany) 
    • Birds Count...Why You Should Too! (tally birds for May Count / Ed Gates, Al-Ga Counties’ Bird Club)
    • Let’s Pull Together ❀ (protect an endangered butterfly by pulling garlic mustard)
    • Natives at NGSP (survey native plants on this leisurely walk / Joe Metzger, MNPS)
    • Scavenger Hunt for New Germany Natives ❀ (find native plants with special features)
    ❀ - especially kid friendly & led by New Germany State Park staff 
    Experts from local conservation organizations, agencies and universities will answer questions on native plants and related conservation topics. Groups hosting resource tables & booths include:
    • Allegany & Garrett Counties’ Bird Club
    • Evergreen Heritage Center
    • Friends of Deep Creek Lake
    • Friends of New Germany State Park 
    • Frostburg Grows 
    • Maryland 4-H Environmental Education and Camping Center
    • Maryland Conservation Corps 
    • Maryland Native Plant Society 
    • Mountain Laurel Garden Club
    • Savage River Watershed Association
    • University of Maryland Extension - Garrett County Master Gardeners 
    • Youghiogheny 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 parking for this special event.
    • 06/06/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Glendening Nature Preserve, Bristol-Lothian, MD

    Sponsoring Organization: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

    Native plants provide food and shelter to animals and add beauty to your yard.  View the butterfly garden and talk with volunteer gardeners for native gardening advice. 

    FREE; no vehicle entrance fee.

    Location:  Glendening Nature Preserve, 5702 Plummer Lane, Bristol-Lothian, MD 20711

    For Further Information:  Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

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.

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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