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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.

    • 04/04/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Baltimore Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210

    The Baltimore Native Plant Sale offers a great opportunity to purchase native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs and vines not commonly offered by other retail sources. Here you can buy directly from the growers who propagate and grow the plants.
    Location: The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street in Baltimore. From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Exit 25 south. Follow Charles Street 4.0 miles, and turn left into the church entrance.
    Payment: Not all vendors accept credit cards. Please be prepared to pay with cash.
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    • 05/09/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County, MD

    Discover the important connection between native plants, people & wildlife at this 7th annual event!

    Native Plant Nurseries - A large variety of native ferns, sedges, grasses, flowers, shrubs, & trees will be available for sale (cash or check only) from these regional plant nurseries:

    Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery, Floyd, VA

    Evergreen Heritage Center, Mount Savage, MD

    Go Native Tree Farm, Lancaster, PA

    Orders may also be placed with these vendors ahead of time for pick-up the day of the event.

    Speakers - There will be hour-long, digital presentations geared for teens & adults in the Recreation Hall including:

    The Second Wave of Earthworm Invasion - Katalin Szlavecz, Research Professor,Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

    The Meadow at Home - Ian Caton, Owner/Operator, Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery

    The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change - Matt Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor, Appalachian Lab, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

    Conservation Organizations - There will be local experts available to answer questions about native plants & and other natural resource topics at their display booths in the Lake House including:

    Evergreen Heritage Center

    Friends of New Germany State Park

    Garrett Trails

    Maryland Conservation Corps

    Maryland Native Plant Society

    Trout Unlimited

    University of Maryland Extension - Garrett County Master Gardeners

    Family-friendly Activities (hour-long, led by MCC crew members; meet at MCC display in Lake House)

    New Germany State Park and the Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society are co-sponsoring this FREE event. New Germany State Park and the Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society are co-sponsoring this festival. The event is free but your support of these organizations and native plant vendors through your purchases is deeply appreciated. Visitors may pack a picnic lunch or buy snacks and drinks at the Lake House. For more information phone the ranger station at 301-895-5453 or visit or  

    To get a better idea of why this continues to be such a nice event, view this video created by our friends at Engage Mountain Maryland

    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.

    More details to follow as available.

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PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

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