Native Plant Sales

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    • 04/18/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard Community College, Columbia

    Native Plant Sale all day on the Quad, Howard County Community College, Columbia 

    Join us for a free family event celebrating Earth Month on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Howard Community College in the Burrill Galleria. Vendors and non-profit displays will provide practical information about steps to take both at home and work to promote environmental responsibility. Be sure to collect your favorite great green giveaways throughout the festival! Lunch will be available for purchase.

    For further information:

    • 04/25/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, Mount Airy

    Audubon Society of Central MD’s 17th 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



    • 04/25/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Rockville, MD

    Enjoy our annual open house event and celebrate the wonders of nature at Croydon Creek Nature Center! We'll have hikes, crafts, games, a native plant sale, sustainability exhibits and a live animal show by Reptiles Alive! Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. All ages welcome. No registration required. Free.

    Contact: 240-314-8770

    Address: 852 Avery Rd, RockvilleMD 20851

    • 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 

    • 05/08/2015
    • 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.

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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