The native plant movement is gaining traction in much of the U.S. — and that is fantastic! It can still be difficult, though, to source local native plants and seeds; so to help, we’ve carefully curated the following directory of where to buy northeastern native plants by state, including:
While we include the highest quality plant nurseries in this directory, it is still important that you do your own research to find out what native plants are in stock, if the plants are grown from seed, and if the nurseries use organic growing practices.
See our Navigating the Nurseries blog post for a comprehensive list of considerations that you might ask about when you shop.
Depending on where you live, you might need to look beyond your region for high-quality plants and seeds, so we have included sources outside of the Northeast as well.
This directory is not comprehensive, and there are other well-known establishments that sell native seeds and plants. If you know of a nursery that you think we should add, please let us know for our consideration.
Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery
Native herbaceous and woody plants, grown from wild-type seed.
Native: A Native Plant Nursery
Retail and wholesale native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses and wildflowers.
Blue Aster Native Plants
South China, ME
Retail nursery that propagates organic, seed-grown native perennials and shrubs. Wholesale prices may be available for professionals.
Burnt Meadow Nursery
Wholesale only. Family-owned native propagation nursery and certified organic blueberry farm. Specializes in native trees and shrubs grown from local seeds and cuttings.
Ellsworth Garden Club
Annual spring plant sale.
All plants are Maine-grown, with a substantial selection of native bare-root trees, shrubs and some native herbaceous species. Mail order autumn through winter for spring shipment. Not exclusively native, but a great local cooperative with growers that supply mostly organically grown plants.
Family-owned nursery that specializes in propagating woodland and shade-tolerant plants. Not exclusively native, and they grow many cultivars and exotic plants, so ask for their selection of natural native species.
Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District
Annual spring plant sale. Mostly natives.
Falmouth & Holden, ME
Annual late-spring and summer plants for sale. Order online for curbside pick-up June through August at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth and Fields Pond in Holden. All natives.
Native Gardens of Blue Hill
Blue Hill, ME
Annual spring plant sale. All natives.
Small nursery selling seed-grown Maine native trees, shrubs, perennials and seeds. No pesticides or chemical fertilizers used.
Wholesale only. A large, traditional horticultural nursery that has expanded to include many native species, especially trees and shrubs. Since they sell many cultivars and exotic plants, ask for their seed-grown native species and request pesticide free plants.
Rebel Hill Farm
Small family-owned nursery that sells field-grown and certified organic perennials and specializes in native plants and medicinal herbs. Plants are also sold through other vendors: Belfast Co-op, Urban Gardens in Topsham, Eldridge Lumber in York, Sheepscot General, and Sprague’s Nursery in Bangor.
Rebel Hill Farm sometimes co-hosts native plant sales, like their May 2021 plant sale with Scarborough Land Trust. Visit their website for more information.
Family-owned organic farm that grows native perennial plants for sale through pre-orders, an annual plant sale and wholesale through Fedco. They hope to soon sell native perennials online, to be shipped throughout Maine. Not exclusively native.
5 Star Orchard
Certified organic fruit tree and seed-grown native perennial nursery.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Volunteer-run plant sales support projects including: maintaining the native plant gardens, all-seasons garden, and providing educational workshops. Over 30 species of seed-grown native wildflowers will be sold.
Wild Seed Project
Northeast native wild-type seeds available through an online store. Member-hosted annual September plant sale. All plants organically grown from seed.
A Wing and a Prayer Nursery
Offers native wildflowers and grasses, and less commonly available species, as well as some woody plants grown locally by others.
Seasonal retail nursery and annual autumn plant sale. Mostly native.
Grow Native Massachusetts
Annual spring plant sale. All natives.
Helia Native Nursery
Nursery that grows a wide variety of native perennials, trees and shrubs, and preserves native genotypes through seed banking.
Small native plant nursery specializing in a variety of woody and herbaceous plants grown from local and wild-type seeds.
Native Plant Trust
Retail and wholesale landscape plugs and containers of seed-grown native wildflowers, grasses, ferns, shrubs, trees and vines at two locations:
New England Wetland Plants, Inc.
Wholesale only. Conservation grade native trees, shrubs, ferns, herbaceous plants and bulk seed mixes for the northeast. Specializes in wetland plants.
Prairie Moon Nursery
Mail order native Minnesota eco-type seeds and organically grown plugs and bare-root plants.
Bagley Pond Perennials
A certified organic native perennial farm. Mail order and pick up.
NH State Forest Nursery
State forestry nursery that propagates bare-root native tree and shrub seedlings from seed for spring shipment.
Van Berkum Nursery
Sales to trade only. A selection of native perennials are sold through retail nurseries and garden centers throughout New England. Check their native offerings and ask your local nursery to special order the species you want. Not exclusively native.
New Moon Nursery
Wholesale only. Landscape plugs of northeast native perennials, ferns and grasses, including cultivars and native natural species.
Wholesale only. Supplies native plants for environmental restorations throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. With seed collection in New Jersey, Virginia and New York, Pinelands propagates plants that are genetically adapted to local conditions.
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
Nursery-grown and propagated native perennial plants and seeds. Most seed is collected in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania.
North Creek Nurseries
Wholesale only. A large propagation nursery that sells landscape plugs of perennials, grasses, ferns, vines and shrubs, with a wide selection of eastern U.S. native plants, including cultivars and native natural species. Ask for pesticide-free plants. Not exclusively native.
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
Annual spring plant sale. All natives.
A native plant initiative of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS). Works directly with local nurseries and garden centers to build the state’s capacity to produce native plants for landscape design and restoration. Retail customers can purchase plants at a number of Rhode Island nurseries and at Rhode Island Wild Plant Society sales.
Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery
Partners with The Nature Conservancy and Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District to sell bare-root and container-grown native seedlings from local seed stock in the Champlain Valley. Annual spring plant sale offers bare-root native trees and shrubs.
Intervale Conservation Nursery
Native, locally sourced trees and shrubs grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides for conservation projects. They also provide planting services for riparian restoration and stormwater management projects.
Northeast Pollinator Plants
Family-owned mail order nursery with online storefront selling mostly native perennials, all organically grown. Plants can also be picked up at River Berry Farm.
Vermont Wetland Plant Supply
Wholesale only. Native herbaceous plants, ferns, shrubs and trees. Offers seed mixes for stormwater management as well as ecological restoration projects. Plants grown from seeds and cuttings collected in Vermont (or specified provenance in northeast and midwestern states if in short supply in Vermont).
Mail order native plants and seeds, of midwestern eco-type. Has a large selection of genetically diverse plants and seeds grown by experienced propagators. One of the original native plant nurseries that was started by plant ecologists.