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Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

  • 05/13/2023
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Germany State Park in Garrett County

Discover the important connection between native plants, people, & wildlife! Download event flyer

Plants native to the mid-Atlantic region! 

Note: orders may be placed in advance with EHC & Wood Thrush for pick-up at the event. Please contact them directly; only cash or check accepted at event!

Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery - Floyd, VA

woodthrushnatives.com 


Evergreen Heritage Center - Mount Savage, MD

evergreenheritagecenter.org


Friends of New Germany State Park - Grantsville, MD

facebook.com/friendsofnewgermanystatepark 


Nature-themed artwork!

Note: due to limited cell service, only cash or check accepted the day of the event!

Peggy Nixon Designs - Salisbury, PA

slatelady3190@yahoo.com


Marta Fiscus Photography - Cumberland, MD

martafiscusphotos.com


Keen and Bright - Swanton, MD

keen-bright.com


Mountain Creek Glass - Masontown, WV

facebook.com/MountainCreekGlass


Special guest speaker!

“Eat Your Backyard! Tasty and Nutritious Treats from Maryland’s Native Plants”

Dr. Candy DeBerry, Washington & Jefferson College


Family-friendly activities & nature walks!

More details as they become available.



Conservation education displays!

University of Maryland Extension - Garrett County Master Gardeners

extension.umd.edu/locations/garrett-county/home-gardening 


Evergreen Heritage Center

evergreenheritagecenter.org


Garrett Trails

garretttrails.org


Maryland Conservation Corps

dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/mcc.aspx


Garrett County Forestry Board 

facebook.com/garrettcountyforestryboard


Trout Unlimited 

tu.org


American Forest Foundation

familyforestcarbon.org


Garrett County Solid Waste & Recycling

garrettcounty.org/solid-waste-recycling


Friends of New Germany State Park

facebook.com/friendsofnewgermanystatepark


Maryland Native Plant Society

mdflora.org


New Germany State Park, the Friends of New Germany State Park,

and the Maryland Native Plant Society are sponsoring this FREE event!


The public is welcome to attend!


Your support of vendors & organizations through your purchases is deeply appreciated!


Only snacks & drinks available at the Lake House, so pack a picnic lunch! 


NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!


Driving Directions: 

From Baltimore: West on I-70 to Hancock. Pick up I-68 and travel through Cumberland, MD. Continue west to Exit 22. Enter the roundabout and take the fourth exit onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Pass the Comfort Inn and follow Chestnut Ridge Road for three miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and travel two miles to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Travel time ~ three hours. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event. 

From Washington, D.C.: Take 270 north to Frederick, MD. Pickup I-70 west and follow directions above for Baltimore. Travel time ~ 3.5 hours.

From Pittsburgh, PA/Morgantown, WV: Take I-79 to I-68 east into Maryland to Exit 22 toward the Comfort Inn. Enter the roundabout and take the first exit onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Travel about three miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and travel to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Travel time ~ one hour from Morgantown and 2 hours from Pittsburgh. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event. 


Additional information to follow as details become available. 

Questions? Phone the park office at 301-895-5453 or email Liz McDowell at lmcd.mnps@gmail.com



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