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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape

Wild Seed Project receives regular inquiries asking for recommendations on where to purchase native plants. In addition to our own seeds, we’ve compiled a list of native plant sales and local nurseries that we feel confident will meet a native gardener’s needs. Check out the list below!

Annual Plant Sales by Local Conservation Organizations

Grow Native Massachusetts, Waltham, Massachusetts: All natives; mid-May

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Saunderstown, Rhode Island: All natives; mid-May

Maine Audubon, Falmouth, Maine: All natives; mid-June

York County Master Gardener, Springvale, Maine: mid-May (starting in 2019)

Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Plant Sale: Mostly natives; early May

Native Gardens of Blue Hill, Blue Hill, Maine: All natives; early June

Ellsworth Garden Club, Ellsworth, Maine: mid-May

Fedco Trees and Shrubs, Clinton, Maine: Mail-order of select native, Maine-grown species

If you know of a community plant sale emphasizing nursery-propagated native plants that we’ve missed, please let us know so we can add them to our list.


Nurseries that Specialize in Propagating Native Plants

Native Haunts
297 Mountain Road, Alfred, Maine
207-694-8655
Small seed grown Maine native plants. Please contact to visit, arrange a delivery, or order by mail.

Fernwood
58 North Ridge Road, Montville, Maine
Family-owned nursery propagating many woodland natives. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Rebel Hill
44 Cox Hill Road, Liberty, Maine
207-589-3023
Family-owned organic nursery specializing in field grown selection of native species and medicinal herbs. Call for an appointment. Also sold at the Belfast Co-op and other vendors including Urban Gardens in Topsham, Eldridge Lumber in York, Sheepscot General, and Sprague’s Nursery in Bangor.

Burnt Meadow Nursery
Brownfield, Maine
207-890-7403
Family-owned native nursery and blueberry farm. Wholesale only

Garden in the Woods
Framingham, Massachusetts
The botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society has a large number of native perennials, ferns, shrubs, trees and vines for sale. Nasami Farm in Whately, Mass, is their production nursery.

Northeast Pollinator Plants
Fairfax, Vermont
Family-owned mail order or pick-up native perennial nursery.

New England Wetland Plants
Amherst, Massachusetts
Plants and bulk seed mixes for the northeast.

Van Berkum Nursery
Deerfield, New Hampshire
Native perennials, including many woodland species, sold through many commercial nurseries. Look at their offerings and ask your local nursery to special order the species you want. Wholesale only

Pierson Nurseries
Biddeford, Maine
Nursery that propagates a large selection of native species. Wholesale only

Local nurseries and large commercial nurseries may offer a selection of native plants, some propagated in-house or purchased. Inquire ahead of time about their selection of natives as plants are often mixed in with exotic species and it can be hard for the novice to navigate.

If you know of a nursery or emphasizing nursery propagated native plants that we’ve missed, please let us know so we can check them out.