Sources for Native Plants

2024-04-17: Added Queens Native Plants.
2024-02-20: Corrected and reviewed all links. Somehow most were pointing to “…”

A common question I get when people see my garden: Where do you get your plants? This list, and the accompanying map, includes every place from which I’ve acquired plants. It also includes lots of other places I haven’t tried yet.

Catskill Native Nursery, Kerhonkson, NY

Map of NYC-Regional Nurseries, Garden Centers and Gardens that specialize in, or offer a significant selection of, regionally appropriate native plants. Those marked with a pin are places I’ve visited or purchased from.

Retail Sources of Native Plants

These vary by the range and sources of native plants they offer, and whether or not they have retail locations, staff regular hours for visitors, sell through mail-order, or special sales events. Check the Web sites for specifics about each provider. For information only; no recommendation or endorsement implied.

New York City

Gowanus Nursery, Brooklyn, NY 2024-02-20: CLOSED)
Lowland NurseryGowanus Canal Conservancy, Brooklyn, NY: Seasonal native plant sales, or pre-order and pick up. (Added 2021-03-24)
Newtown Native Nursery, in-person pickup and seasonal sales, Newtown Creek Alliance, 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn (Added 2023-10-05)
Queens Native Plants, online catalog, seasonal in-person pickup, Queens, NY (Added 2024-04-17)

NY State, NYC Area

Includes Long Island and near-upstate counties.

Cottage Creek Gardens, Valley Cottage, NY (Added 2020-06-23)

Dropseed Native Landscapes, based in Nassau County, sells at local events. (Added 2022-04-07)
Fort Pond Native Plants, Montauk, NY

Garvies Point Museum & PreserveAnnual Spring Plant Sale, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY (Added 2022-03-21)

KMS Native Plants, Lake Grove, NY (Added 2021-04-21)
Long Island Native Plant Initiative, Brentwood, NY: Seasonal Native Plant Sales (Added 2021-03-19)
Long Island Natives, Eastport, Long Island, NY (Minimum $250 order)

Native Landscapes Garden Center, Pawling, NY (2019-02-13: Corrected URL)
One Nature Garden Center, 321 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 (Added 2020-05-28)

Quality Parks (by appointment only), 322 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY ​11777 (Added 2023-01-04)

Rewild Long IslandAnnual Spring Plant Sale with Long Island pickup locations. (Added 2022-03-21)

Seemore Carnivorous Gardens, St. James, NY: Mostly native bog plants. (Added 2021-05-12)

West Lane Farm, South Salem, Westchester, NY: No Web site. “WestLaneFarm” on Facebook and Twitter. (Added 2022-06-30) 

New York State, Other

Amanda’s Garden, Springwater, NY, Finger Lakes Area
Barkaboom Native Plants, Margaretville, NY (Catskills) (Added 2023-10-12)
Catskill Native Nursery, Kerhonkson, NY
Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, Buffalo, NY. Specializes in wild-collected milkweed seed.
The Fernery, Hartwick, Otsego County, NY (Added 2021-07-17)
Fiddlehead Creek, Fort Ann, NY (DEFUNCT, updated 2023-05-27)
Plantsmen Nursery, Groton, Tompkins County, NY
White Oak Nursery, Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY. Specializes in native woody plants
Wild Gardens Nursery, Cortlandt Manor (East of Peekskill), Westchester County, NY (added 2020-05-28)
WildThings Rescue Nursery, Valley Falls, Rensselaer County, NY


Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery, Woodbury, CT
Eco59. A farmer’s collective based in Connecticut, but covers EcoRegion 59, which includes NYC and other areas. (Added 2022-03-04)
Tiny Meadow Farm, Danbury, CT. Picup/Deliver in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY. (Added 2023-10-12)

NatureWorks Garden Center, Northford, CT (Added 2021-05-13)

Flora for Fauna, Woodbine, NJ  (added 2021-05-02)

New Jersey

Earth First Native Plant Nursery, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Good Earth Nursery and Garden Center, Cream Ridge, NJ (Added 2023-05-27)
Pinelands Direct, Columbus, NJ (added 2021-03-13)
Pinelands Preservation Alliance: Annual Native Plant Sale, Southampton, NJ (Added 2021-03-13)
Pollen Nation, Bridgeton, NJ (added 2020-06-06)
Rarefind Nursery, Jackson, NJ. General mail-order nursery with a wide selection of native plants and nativars.

S&K Wilflower Rescue and Nursery, northern NJ (private gardens, no location given). Web site defunct. On Facebook and other socials. (Updated 2024-02-20. Added 2021-06-12)

Summersweet Native Plants, Mays Landing, NJ (By appointment only) (Added 2021-05-22)
Toadshade Wildflower Farm, Frenchtown, NJ. Widest range of species available at retail I know of. Both plants and seeds.
Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, NJ (By appointment only. Also wholesale)


American Native Nursery, Quakertown, PA. No Web site. Contact info at link provided. (Updated 2024-02-20)

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower PreserveNative Plant Nursery, New Hope, PA (Added 2021-03-24)

Calyx Native Nursery, York, PA (Updated 2024-02-20. Added 2021-09-15.)

Collins Nursery, Glenside, PA DEFUNCT (Updated 2024-02-20. Added 2021-07-05.)
Edge of the Woods Nursery, Orefield, PA

Gino’s Nursery, Newtown, PA (Added from map 2021-05-22)
Go Native Tree Farm, Lancaster, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Good Host Plants, Philadelphia, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Heartwood NurseryFelton, PA
Hungry Hook Farm, Bainbridge, PA (Added 2021-03-19)

Northbrook Native Plant Nursery, Chester County, PA. Web site defunct. No other contact information available. (Updated 2024-02-20. Added 2022-03-01.)
Northeast Natives and Perennials, Quakertown, PA Web site defunct. No other contact information avaliable. (Updated 2024-02-20)
Redbud Native Plant Nursery, Glen Mills, PA
Yellow Springs Farm, Chester Springs, PA


Includes Delaware, Maryland, and eastern Virginia

Adkins Arboretum: Native Plant Sales. Ridgely, MD. (Added 2021-03-19)
Chesapeake Conservation Nurseries, Marydel, MD. DEFUNCT (Updated 2024-02-20)
Chesapeake Natives, Upper Marlboro, MD (Added 2021-03-19)
Clear Ridge Nursery, Union Bridge, MD. Woody plants.
Environmental Concern: Nursery, St Michaels, MD (Updated 2024-02-20)
Ernst Conservation Seeds, Meadville, MD (Added 2021-03-19)
Herring Run Nursery, Baltimore, MD
Kollar Nursery, Pylesville, MD
Nature By Design, Alexandria, VA
Wakefield Valley Nursery, New Windsor, MD

New England

Includes Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (Connecticut is listed above)

Blue Moon Farm Perennials, Wakefield/South Kingston, RI (added 2021-06-16)

Blue Stem Natives, Norwell, MA (added 2023-03-15)

F W Schumacher Co, East Sandwich, MA: Specializing in seeds of woody plants (Added 2021-03-19)

Helia Native Nursery (formerly Project Native), Alford, MA. (Updated 2024-02-20)

Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society): (Updated 2024-02-20)

Northeast Pollinator Plants, Fairfax, VT (Added 2021-09-15)

Tripple Brook Farm, Southampton, MA

Wing and a Prayer Nursery, Cummington, MA. (Updated 2024-02-20. Added 2021-09-15.)

See also:
Nurseries and Seed SourcesGrow Native Massachusetts (Mostly Massachusetts. Includes nurseries throughout New England, and a handful of mi-Atlantic. Added 2022-01-05)

Garden Centers and Nurseries that sell Native PlantsMassachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (Massachusetts only. Added 2021-05-08)

Wholesale Sources of Native Plants

Many of these wholesale nurseries participate in seasonal retail native plant sales, as well. So check their web sites for their calendars and events.

American Native Plants, Middle River, MD (Added 2021-03-19)
Aquascapes Unlimited, Pipersville, PA. Specializes in wetland plants, but not limited to them. Carries local ecotypes.
Blackledge River Nursery (Richard Snarski), Marlborough, CT: specializing in northeast-native wetland plants (Added 2021-03-19)
Fernbrook Farms, Bordentown, NJ
Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Staten Island, NY. Widest range of species of any native plant nursery I know of in the Northeast or Mid-Atalntic.
Long Island Natives (division of Country Gardens Nursery, Eastport, NY
New England Wetland Plants, Amherst, MA (Added 2021-03-19)
New Moon Nursery, Bridgeton, NJ
North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, PA
Octoraro Native Plant Nursery, Kirkwood, PA (Added 2021-03-19)
Pinelands Nursery and Supply, Columbus, NJ, carries local ecotypes

Planters’ Choice Nursery, Newtown and Watertown, CT (Added 2021-12-15)
Pleasant Run Nursery, Allentown, NJ