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The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society


Posting Policy: Send notices of upcoming Native Plant Sales to fieldtrips @, and include a link to the part of your site with more information on the sale.

Shopping for Native Plants

How to Shop for Native Plants (PDF, ~84 KB).

Our list of Native Plant Sources, lists nurseries and other plant vendors that have indicated that they sell plants native to our region.

We have a Shopper's Protest Card you can 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, or to inform them that certain plants are invasive.

    • 08/25/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills, MD

    Irvine Nature Center's

    Join Irvine for the 27th annual native plant seminar and sale, with five dynamic morning speakers, afternoon workshops and a GIANT PLANT SALE. Participants will learn about native vegetation, sustainable practices and conservation of native habitats.

    For details and to register, see Irvine's website.

    This event has sold out in the past. To ensure you can attend, please pre-register.

    • 09/07/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/09/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ridgely, MD

    September 7-9 (Friday - Sunday)

    Adkins Arboretum grows ornamental native plants in their own nursery.

    • Friday, September 7
      Shopping begins at 10 a.m. At 3 p.m., Chris Pax will offer "Featured Native Plants," a free program to help identify ideal plants for specific spots in your landscape.

      Join us from 4 to 6 for an early evening of light fare, music, a cash wine and beer bar, and shopping in a fun and festive atmosphere.

    • Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
      Join Shane Brill at 1 p.m. for "Wild Food in Native and Novel Ecosystems." Blur the lines between foraging and gardening and explore the edible potential of the Eastern Shore region with this passionate ecological advocate.

    • Sunday, September 9, noon-4 p.m. 
      Plant sale continues.

    Location: Adkins Arboretum is on the Eastern Shore at 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD.

    For Further Information and to Pre-order: See the Adkins website.

    • 09/08/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

    Fall Native Plant Sale sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

    Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9 AM-3 PM 

    Location: Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. VA 

    (at the upper end of the main parking lot)

    Three native plant nurseries will have a huge selection of fall blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns for sale.  Along with native plants there will be:

    Unique yard art from Sunny Lane Forge

    Virginia Native Plant Society

    Loudoun County Master Gardeners

    Native bee talks (see website for times)

    Used book sale with books on nature, wildlife, gardening and related topics

    And much more! 

     For more information, visit: 


    For questions, contact Ann Garvey at

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PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

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