Wild Seed Project receives regular inquiries asking for recommendations on where to purchase native plants. In addition to our Native Seed Sale, 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
297 Mountain Road, Alfred, Maine
Small seed grown Maine native plants. Please contact to visit, arrange a delivery, or order by mail.
58 North Ridge Road, Montville, Maine
Family-owned nursery propagating many woodland natives. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
44 Cox Hill Road, Liberty, Maine
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
Family-owned native nursery and blueberry farm. Wholesale only
Garden in the Woods
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.
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
Nursery that propagates a large selection of native species. Wholesale only
Helia Native Nursery
Nursery that grows native perennials, trees and shrubs, and preserves native genotypes through seed banking.
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.