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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 Organizations or Co-ops

Ellsworth Garden Club
Ellsworth, Maine

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

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

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

Maine Audubon
Falmouth, Maine
All natives; mid-June

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

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

York County Master Gardeners
Springvale, Maine

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

5 Star Orchard
Brooklin, Maine
Certified Organic Native Perennials
Bagley Pond Perennials
Warner, New Hampshire
A certified organic native perennial farm. Mail order and pick up
Blue Aster Native Plants
South China, ME
Over 60 species of seed-grown native perennials and shrubs for the home and professional gardener.
Burnt Meadow Nursery
Brownfield, Maine
Family-owned native nursery and blueberry farm. Wholesale only
Montville, Maine
Family-owned nursery propagating many woodland natives. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Garden in the Woods
Framingham, Massachusetts
The botanic garden of Native Plant Trust has a large number of native perennials, ferns, shrubs, trees and vines for sale. Nasami Farm in Whately, Mass, is their production nursery.
Helia Native Nursery
Alford, Massachusetts
Nursery that grows native perennials, trees and shrubs, and preserves native genotypes through seed banking.
Kohl Gardens
Wendel, Massachusetts
Native plant nursery specializing in local and wild-origin seeds.
Native Haunts
Alfred, Maine
Small seed grown Maine native plants. Please contact to visit, arrange a delivery, or order by mail.
New England Wetland Plants
Amherst, Massachusetts
Plants and bulk seed mixes for the northeast.
Northeast Pollinator Plants
Fairfax, Vermont
Family-owned mail order or pick-up native perennial nursery.
Pierson Nurseries
Biddeford, Maine
Nursery that propagates a large selection of native species. Wholesale only
Pinelands Nursery

Columbus, New Jersey
Pinelands Nursery supplies millions of plants for environmental restorations throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. With seed collection in New Jersey, Virginia and New York, they are proud to be able to propagate plants that are genetically adapted to local conditions. Wholesale only

Rebel Hill Farm
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.
Ripley Farm
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Family-owned organic farm that grows native perennial plants for sale through pre-orders, an annual plant sale, and wholesale for Fedco. They hope to soon sell native perennials online, to be shipped throughout Maine.
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
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.