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Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

  • 05/12/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Germany State Park, Garrett County

Discover the important connection between native plants, people, and wildlife at the fifth annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic for sale all day!  (Please contact vendors directly if you wish to pre-order for pick-up at the event. Purchases made the day of the event are cash or check only.) 

Evergreen Heritage Center
Mount Savage, MD
www.evergreenheritagecenter.org
Go Native Tree Farm
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
www.gonativetrees.com
Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery 
Floyd, Virginia
www.woodthrushnatives.com
Scheduled programs & activities highlight native plants & biodiversity! 

Educational programs geared for adults & teens:

    • 10:30 to 11:30 am - Nasty Natives? No! (Fact-checking Common Misconceptions about Native Plants) - Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College 
    • 12:00 to 1:00 pmSpecies Complexity: Species, Subspecies, Variants, Eco-types, and Phenotypes - Ian Caton, Owner/Operator, Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery
    • 1:30 to 2:30 pm - Saving the Planet, One Plant at a Time: How a community's renewed love of native plants can contribute to large-scale biodiversity conservation - Iara Lacher, Landscape Ecologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Family-friendly activities:

  • 10:00 to 11:00 am - Birds & Blooms (discover birds & wildflowers during this easy walk) 
  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Let's Pull Together (pull garlic mustard to save an endangered butterfly)
  • All day! - Scavenger Hunt (find native plants with special features and win a prize)

Local experts answer questions on native plants & other conservation topics!


To get a better idea of why this continues to be such a nice event, view this video created at last year's festival by our friends at Engage Mountain Maryland https://youtu.be/eFkj4lahKcw

New Germany State Park and the Western Mountains Chapter of MNPS are co-sponsoring this FREE event. More details to follow!

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.

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PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

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