2015 Native Plant Sales

2015 Mid-Atlantic native plant sales & events

DELAWARE, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON DC, WEST VIRGINIA

The State of Maryland offers state & local giveaways & reimbursements.  Find more about their programs here.

TREE-MENDOUS Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources 2015 Spring Trees Order Form is now available. TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND, a program of the Maryland Forest Service, remains one of our most popular programs aimed at helping citizens restore tree cover on public land and community open space in Maryland. To date, we have assisted more than 3,000 towns and communities, parks, and schools planting trees and shrubs to help clean the water, clean the air, and keep our towns and cities inviting, livable, and environmentally viable places to live.

The District of Columbia’s ‘RiverSmart Homes’ also offers incentives to homeowners.

The Chester Township Environmental Commission of New Jersey is once again sponsoring a Native Plant Sale. This is our 14th consecutive year for the sale and, as has always been the case, it is not a fundraiser. The sole purposes of the sale are to help reintroduce native plants into our environment and to help educate our citizens about the importance and beauty of native plants. Orders must be received by May 4th and plants must be picked up on Saturday, May 9th at the Chester Township Municipal Building.

Fairfax County, Virginia: Native Seedling Sale
The district’s annual seedling sale makes low-cost native shrub and tree seedlings available to Northern Virginia residents. Seedling packages are on sale now.  Order by April 22nd.  Pick-up on May 1st and 2nd.  Trees and shrubs help cleanse water, prevent soil erosion, provide habitat, cool our climate and clean our air. Consider adding native trees and shrubs to your community today!

Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery is processing seedling orders between January 5 – April 24, 2015. The Game Commission’s Howard Nursery produces bare-root seedlings for wildlife food and cover on State Game Lands. The nursery has been producing and distributing 2 to 8 million seedlings annually for wildlife food and cover since 1954. All Pennsylvania landowners may purchase seedlings for wildlife food and cover, watershed protection, soil erosion control, and for reclamation of disturbed areas, such as surface mine site and utility right-of-ways.

2015 York County, Pennsylvania Conservation District Annual Seedling Sale. Order by March 25, 2015. Support conservation and improve wildlife habitat in your backyard! *Note, not all species offered are native.  Please choose natives!*

West Virginia Division of Forestry officials at Clements State Tree Nursery are taking orders for seedlings for the 2015 spring planting season. Customers can order seedlings via the online storefront, www.wvcommerce.org/ClementsNursery, or by calling 304-675-1820. Trees are shipped by mail or available for pickup at the facility in West Columbia, 11 miles north of Point Pleasant. Clements Nursery is West Virginia’s only forest tree nursery, selling bare-root seedlings to in-state customers and those in neighboring states. Seedlings are grown from seed sources within West Virginia and surrounding states and are either native trees or ones genetically suitable for planting in the region. The nursery will accept orders through April 30, 2015.

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Your regional Native Plant Society is the perfect resource for not only native plant sales but also information, field trips and other events:

Delaware Native Plant Society
Maryland Native Plant Society
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey
New York Finger Lakes Native Plant Society
New York Flora Association
Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
Virginia Native Plant Society
West Virginia Native Plant Society

The Sales & Events calendar is updated regularly so check back often.  Contact us to add an event.

FEBRUARY

VIRGINIA
February 15
Prince William Wildflower Society presents Rick Darke, Author of The Living Landscape, Manassas Park
Rick Darke is a widely published author, photographer, lecturer, and consultant focused on regional landscape design, planning, conservation, and enhancement. Blending art, ecology, and cultural geography, Darke is dedicated to the design and stewardship of livable landscapes. This event is free of charge, and the general public is invited. Registration is strongly suggested to ensure adequate seating.

VIRGINIA
February 18
The Piedmont Landscape Association 2015 Annual Seminar, Charlottesville
Every February the Piedmont Landscape Association hosts an annual seminar. This event strives to bring gardening enthusiasts and landscape professionals together in an educational setting.

VIRGINIA
February 21
Fairfax County Park Authority, Gardening Symposium, Green Spring Garden Park, Alexandria
As gardens evolve, change is inevitable. A sunny spot is shaded by the growth of a tree. A favorite plant fails to thrive through a harsh winter. A collection of plants matures, resulting in spaces that are out of balance and difficult to maintain. Gardeners will learn that no garden is ever finished and that success requires embracing change.

MARCH

NEW YORK
March 6 & 7
7th Annual Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium, Ithaca
The theme for this year’s symposium is Process…and Progress?  ‘Process’, because we want to share some of the key steps involved when trying to work native plants into landscapes, and into the landscape industry itself; and ‘Progress?’, because we think enough time has gone by to begin evaluating all of our efforts to promote and use native plants in our work.  As always, this year’s symposium will blend theory and concepts with practice and real-world experience.

PENNSYLVANIA
March 12
15th Annual Land Ethics Symposium: Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping, Doylestown
Open to all professionals and property owners with an interest in sustainable design and land management, the Land Ethics Symposium features relevant and thought-provoking presentations by regional and national experts. The Symposium focuses on ways to create low-maintenance, economical and ecologically balanced landscapes with native plants and restoration techniques.

PENNSYLVANIA
March 12
Natural Lands Trust, The Living Landscape Lecture & Book Signing, Philadelphia
Join Natural Lands Trust and the Academy of Natural Sciences for an evening lecture and book signing featuring Rick Darke and Natural Lands Trust Trustee Doug Tallamy, authors of the best-selling book The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Explore the layers of the landscape and what role the plants within them play in the larger environment, from providing berries for birds, food for bugs, or a place for bees to pollinate. The authors then put this information into context and offer design strategies to implement in a home garden.

DELAWARE
March 21
Copeland Native Plant Seminar: Flying Gardens and Living Landscapes, Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin
Join nationally recognized birder Kenn Kaufman and local author Rick Darke as they share their vision for enticing, appealing and peaceful gardens that welcome both people and wildlife. Copies of their most recent books, including Kaufman Focus Guides: Butterflies of North America (with Jim P. Brock), Kaufman Focus Guides: Insects of North America (with Eric R. Eaton) and The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden will be available for purchase and signing.

VIRGINIA
March 22
Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society Speaker Series: Our Spring Wildflowers and Their Western U.S. RelativesMarshall
Speaker: Marion Blois Lobstein is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Northern Virginia Community College, member of both Piedmont and Prince William Chapters VNPS, and Vice-President of Flora of Virginia Project. She still volunteers for workshops and walks at the State Arboretum of Virginia.

NEW JERSEY
March 26
Duke Farms Living Habitats presents Deer Resistant Native Gardens, Hillsborough Township
Native plants sustain an inspiring array of wildlife like butterflies, pollinators, birds… and deer. Gardeners are often frustrated when the local deer herd passes through their flowerbeds. Learn about an array of native wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and ferns that are deer resistant, attractive, and functional in gardens, landscapes, and restoration projects. This program is lead by Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants, LLC.

WASHINGTON DC
March 28
The United States National Arboretum, Lahr Native Plant Symposium & Plant Sale: Making Connections, NE Washington DC
Explore a variety of ways that you can use native plants in the landscape to make positive connections to the natural world. Learn how your plantings will benefit pollinators and how timeless landscape designs follow nature’s lead. Get to know some unfamiliar ecosystems that are home to very interesting plants and animals. This symposium will help you put together well-designed landscapes that actively connect with nature. Fee: $95 ($76 FONA) Registration required. See also Native Plant Sale; symposium attendees get early-bird admission to the sale.

APRIL

VIRGINIA
April 5
Virginia Native Plant Society, South Hampton Roads Chapter ‘Gathering of the Guilds’ Native Plant Sale, Virginia Beach
The Butterfly Society of Virginia Plant Sale also on site.

New Jersey
April 14
Bergen Save the Watershed Action Network presents Landscaping for the Watershed: Planting for Pollinators, Wildlife & Streams, Hayworth
Featuring Carolyn Summers, author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East, this part one of three workshops will center on using native plants in your garden to benefit wildlife and our watershed.

VIRGINIA
April 16
“DIY: Transform Your Yard with Native Plants”, Arlington
The program will provide valuable information and resources on how to make your yard, patio, or balcony a beautiful and eco-friendly landscape for birds, bees, and other beneficial wildlife. Speakers include: Laura Beatty on the topic, “Native Plants for Difficult Places,”, Lynn Scholz describing, “Practical Steps for Transforming Your Yard,” and Joanne Hutton with details about the “Audubon At Home” program in which an AAH Ambassador can visit on your yard and provide native plant alternatives for any situation. The event is free and open to everyone.

VIRGINIA
April 17 & 18
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University, Arbor Day Trees and Native Plant Sale, Harrisonburg
In the prime time of spring, the Arboretum offers a wide selection of wildflowers, contrasting foliage plants like native ferns, with unusual shrubs and trees that can make home and business landscaping ecofriendly and lovely! To honor those who educate youth, all city and county public school teachers receive 15% off tree purchases presenting a school ID!

VIRGINIA
April 18
Virginia Native Plant Society, Shenandoah Chapter Native Plant Sale at Staunton Earth Day, Staunton
We always sell a lot of plants, and thereby introduce more folks to the joy of gardening in a way that supports the environment. We have two plant sales this one and in Waynesboro on May 2.

VIRGINIA
April 18
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Native Plant Sale, Leesburg
Three native plant nurseries will have a huge selection of spring blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns for sale. Along with native plants, the Sale will have: Unique garden sculptures by Ramsey Hamilton, Magee Design (Naturalistic landscape design), Tool sharpening by Sharp Blades (Bring your garden tools), Bluebird nestboxes, poles and baffles, TLC fertilizer (which also helps to discourage deer), Expert advice on growing natives and attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your garden.

MARYLAND
April 18
Howard County GreenFest: Living with Wildlife, Columbia
Native plant sale all day on the Quad!

VIRGINIA
April 18 & 19, 25 & 26
Virginia Living Museum Native Plant Sale, Newport News City
Select from an incredible array of native plants for a variety of garden sites from dry to wet, including ponds, rock gardens, and shady spots. Once established native plants require minimal care, requiring less water, fertilizer, pruning, and little to no pesticide. Offering beauty in both form and color, native plants are also beneficial for wildlife. Many of the plants are nectar/host sources for butterflies and hummingbirds, others provide fruit, nuts or seeds for birds and mammals, and shelter or nesting spaces for a variety of creatures. All the plants are high quality, nursery propagated native plant species, many of which are difficult to find in the commercial nursery trade.

MARYLAND
April 24, 25 & 26 (Member’s Only Sale on the 24th)
Adkin’s Arboretum Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend, Ridgely
Prepare for spring in the garden! The region’s largest selection of ornamental native plants will be for sale, including a broad selection of flowering trees and shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses for spring planting. Ornamental native flowers and trees make colorful additions to home landscapes and provide food and habitat for wildlife. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions, and Arboretum docents will be on hand to lead guided walks. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and introduces the public to the beauty and benefit of gardening with native plants.

MARYLAND
April 24, 25 & 26
Montgomery Parks, Friends of Black Hill 2015 Native Plant Sale, Boyds
Every year, FOBH offers a wonderful selection of native plants for sale, many started from locally collected seeds and grown in our greenhouse. The Greenhouse is located across from the Black Hill Park Office.

NEW JERSEY
April 24 & 25 (Member’s Only Sale on the 24th)
Pinelands Preservation Alliance Earth Day Native Plant Sale, Southampton
Trees, shrubs, and wildflowers native to the Pinelands will be for sale. A plant list will be available in April 2015.

MARYLAND
April 25
Audubon Society of Central Maryland Native Plant Sale, Mount Airy
On the last Saturday of every April, the ASCM holds a Native Plant Sale. Over these years, the Native Plant Sale has continued to grow in scope and popularity, becoming a “Don’t Miss It” event among local (and a surprising number of not-so-local) gardening enthusiasts. Needless to say, it is an important fund raising event for our Audubon Chapter and the sanctuaries we support.

MARYLAND
April 25
City of Rockville Spring Festival & Native Plant Sale, Rockville
Enjoy our annual open house event and celebrate the wonders of nature at Croydon Creek Nature Center! We’ll have hikes, crafts, games, a native plant sale, sustainability exhibits and a live animal show by Reptiles Alive! Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. All ages welcome. No registration required.

NEW JERSEY
April 25
Musconetcong Watershed Association Native Plant Sale, Asbury
Purchase beautiful native species that will provide lasting enjoyment and will also save you money, water and time. Native plants provide food and habitat for our wildlife and are economical for the homeowner since they do not require fertilizers or pesticides. They are adapted to our local conditions and can withstand our summer droughts and harsh winters. By planting natives, you will provide food and shelter and will help ensure the survival of the wildlife that depend upon them. Experts will be on hand at the sale to help you choose the best plants for your needs and location. Musconetcong Watershed Association’s River Resource Center, 10 Maple Avenue, Asbury, NJ.

PENNSYLVANIA
April 25
The Fourth Annual Lancaster Native Plant & Wildlife Festival, Lancaster
Save the date!

VIRGINIA
April 25
Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, Alexandria
Come find native perennials, shrubs, and trees for sun or shade.  A dozen or more vendors from 4 states (VA, MD, PA, & WV) will be hosted at this event, the largest native plant sale in the D.C. metro region. This native plant sale is held twice a year.  The spring sale is the last Saturday in April.  The fall sale is the last Saturday in September. 

VIRGINIA
April 25 & 26
Virginia Living Museum Native Plant Sale, Newport News City
Select from an incredible array of native plants for a variety of garden sites from dry to wet, including ponds, rock gardens, and shady spots. Once established native plants require minimal care, requiring less water, fertilizer, pruning, and little to no pesticide. Offering beauty in both form and color, native plants are also beneficial for wildlife. Many of the plants are nectar/host sources for butterflies and hummingbirds, others provide fruit, nuts or seeds for birds and mammals, and shelter or nesting spaces for a variety of creatures. All the plants are high quality, nursery propagated native plant species, many of which are difficult to find in the commercial nursery trade.

VIRGINIA
April 26
Ivy Creek Foundation/Virginia Native Plant Society, Jefferson Chapter’s Native Plant Sale, Charlottesville
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to purchase garden grown native wildflowers, trees, and ferns from the Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The event is free and held outside the barn at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.

DELAWARE
April 30 – May 3 (Members only days: April 30 & May 1)
Delaware Nature Society Native Plant Sale, Greenville
Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

MAY

DELAWARE
April 30 – May 3 (Members only days: April 30 – May 1)
Delaware Nature Society Native Plant Sale, Greenville
Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

PENNSYLVANIA
May 1
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association: Beginners Garden Design Using Native Plants, Ambler
Starting a new garden? Redesigning an existing garden?  Consider using a naturalistic approach.  The naturalistic garden celebrates the interaction of plants with insects and wildlife. It creates a lively and environmentally friendly landscape. This class is intended for beginners who are interested in increasing biodiversity, restoring habitat and improving water quality while saving money and time in their gardens.  We’ll look at naturalistic principles, designing for small and large spaces, using native plants effectively and balancing the art of design with the science of nature.

PENNSYLVANIA
May 1 & 2 (May 1 members only)
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Native Plant Sale, Ambler
Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

PENNSYLVANIA
May 1 & 2 (May 1 members only preview)
Schuylkill Center 11th Annual Native Plant Sale, Philadelphia
The annual plant sale features a beautiful selection of more than 100 species of perennial trees, shrubs, vines, and wildflowers native to this region.  Grow an edible garden with heirloom varieties of vegetable and herb starts.  Volunteers and plant experts will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and help you find the right plant for your yard.  We’ll have Organic Mechanics Soil on hand too.

DELAWARE
May 2
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays 11th Annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale!, Ocean View
Plants, good food, good advice and fun at the Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale!  Each year, nurseries offer thousands of native plants; trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and flowers along with advice and expertise.

MARYLAND
May 2
Native Plant Sale, Robert E. Lee Nature Park, Baltimore
Support your backyard ecosystem with a fundraiser for Guilford Garden Club and Robert E. Lee Park Nature Council! Growing native plants encourages beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife in your community. Professional gardeners will be on hand to help participants learn about the importance of landscaping with plants native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Rain-date: May 3rd.

NEW JERSEY
May 2
Clemenson Farms Native Nursery Retail Sale, Estell Manor
If you plant them, they will come!

PENNSYLVANIA
May 2
2015 Central Pennsylvania Native Plant Festival, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg
Events include a guided walk, programs on rain gardens, pollinator gardens and birds of prey — and of course, a native plant sale. Brought to you by Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society.

VIRGINIA
May 2
Virginia Native Plant Society, Shenandoah Chapter Native Plant Sale at Riverfest Waynesboro, Waynesboro
We always sell a lot of plants, and thereby introduce more folks to the joy of gardening in a way that supports the environment.

VIRGINIA
May 2
Virginia Native Plant Society, John Clayton Chapter 2nd Spring Plant Sale, Williamsburg
On Saturday, May 2 New Quarter Park is celebrating its 30th anniversary and they wanted to have us sell native plants as a way to encourage their visitors to plant natives—how could we not agree to help in this endeavor!

NEW YORK
May 2 & 3
2015 Spring Wildflowers Days at Amanda’s Garden, Springwater
Celebrate Native Plants: Come tour our gardens, many spring wildflowers will be in bloom. Rare native wildflowers in a garden setting. Plants are available for purchase. For more information: (585)-669-2275

VIRGINIA
May 3
Earth Sangha Spring Open House & Plant Sale, Springfield
Earth Sangha’s Wild Plant Nursery provides the most comprehensive selection of local ecotype native plants for ecological restoration in the Washington, DC, region.  Come out and support this wonderful non profit!

VIRGINIA
May 3
Friends of Riverbend Park Native Plant Sale, Great Falls
Held at Great Falls Grange in the picnic area located at 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, the sale will feature plants which are native to the Potomac River Gorge. Featured items are sized to carry and include shrubs, small trees and plants.

WASHINGTON DC
May 7
Bird Fest 2015, A Celebration of International Migratory Bird Day at the National Zoo with Doug Tallamy
Using fascinating examples from his research on food webs and the relationships between plants and animals, Dr. Tallamy makes a compelling and powerful case for why using native plants in our yards and gardens is a key to restoring our dwindling biodiversity. By choosing native plants, anyone with access to a patch of earth, no matter how small, can contribute to conserving birds and other wildlife and to maintaining healthy ecosystems.

PENNSYLVANIA
May 8 & 9 (Member’s only preview May 8)
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Spring Native Plant Sale, New Hope
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is the premier place in the Delaware Valley to buy plants native to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding states. Over 200 species of high-quality native wildflowers, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees are offered for sale at our Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales. All plants are nursery-propagated; none are wild collected. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the sales can help you choose plants and answer questions. Free resource material is available, including plant lists for specific growing conditions.

PENNSYLVANIA
May 8 & 9
Brodhead Watershed Association’s Native Plant Sale: Gardening for Clean Water, Henryville
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is the premier place in the Delaware Valley to buy plants native to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding states. Over 200 species of high-quality native wildflowers, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees are offered for sale at our Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales. All plants are nursery-propagated; none are wild collected. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the sales can help you choose plants and answer questions. Free resource material is available, including plant lists for specific growing conditions.

VIRGINIA
May 8 & 9
Virginia Native Plant Society, South Hampton Roads Chapter Native Plant Sale, Norfolk
Pick up your favorite native plant from our booth and get native plant care help by speaking to one of our VNPS members.

MARYLAND
May 9
Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival, New Germany State Park, Garrett County
Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

VIRGINIA
May 9
Virginia Native Plant Society, Blue Ridge Wildflower Society Native Plant Sale, Roanoke
We usually have more than 40 species of native plants for sale. Some of the more popular varieties include butterflyweed, New England aster, bleeding heart, Virginia bluebell, spiderwort, cardinal flower and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. All plants will be in pots ready to take home and plant. There will be folks on hand to help advise where the plants will do best.

VIRGINIA
May 9
Virginia Native Plant Society, Prince William Wildflower Society Native Plant Sale, Manassas
Sun-and-shade-loving native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees; great prices, and lots of variety!

PENNSYLVANIA
May 9 & 10
Brandywine Conservancy’s Annual Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale, Chadds Ford
Every year, on Mother’s Day weekend, the Brandywine Conservancy’s garden volunteers celebrate spring with the Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale. The volunteers always present a superb selection of carefully cultivated plants for sale. None of the plants are collected from the wild. Most are propagated by the volunteers themselves, and many are difficult to find in retail garden centers. All are ready for immediate transplanting.

PENNSYLVANIA
May 16
Penn State Extension, MAEscapes Native Plant Sale, Monarch Madness and More!, York
MAEscapes spring plant sale — lots of vendors, free talks and MILKWEED!

PENNSYLVANIA
May 16 & 17
Hawk Mountain Native Plant Sale, Kempton
One of the biggest and best sales in the area! Natives use less water, require less work, provide year-round interest AND benefit wildlife. Receive expert advice, free native gardening information, and browse a wide array of native vines, ferns, shrubs, trees, flowers, and grasses at this annual event. Always held the third weekend in May. Special Guest Speakers: Saturday, Native plant expert, author & lecturer Bill Cullina & Sunday, Ernst Conservation Seeds (seed company).

VIRGINIA
May 23
Hill House Farm & Nursery Annual Spring Open House, Castleton
We invite everyone to visit us here at the Nursery to enjoy the beauty and richness of our native plant gardens and ask questions about your landscape challenges.  Come learn about excellent native plant choices for year-round beauty and habitat, and stroll our grounds in a self-guided tour at your leisure.

JUNE

PENNSYLVANIA
June 3-6
24th Native Plants in the Landscape Conference and Native Plant Sale, Millersville
The Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville is held on the beautiful campus of Millersville University in scenic Lancaster County.  This conference provides essential information and networking for gardeners, teachers, and students, as well as landscape, nursery, botanic garden, and environmental professionals.  Online registration opens 4/1/15.

PENNSYLVANIA
June 6
Regional Science Consortium at Presque Island’s Native Plant Sale at TREC, Erie
Choose from over 30 varieties of native perennials, trees and shrubs. Proceeds benefit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Garden volunteer program.

july

PENNSYLVANIA
July 11
Penn State Extension: Going Native? PA Plants for PA Yards and Gardening with Mother Nature, Camp Hill
Join garden guru George Weigel, central PA garden writer, for an afternoon of fun and informative gardening talks… Native doesn’t mean no care and no problems; you still have to pick the right plants for the right place and be aware of each plant’s good and not-so-good traits. Learn about 25 of the best garden-worthy native plants for Pennsylvania landscapes. Then, by taking cues from the world’s best gardener, Mother Nature, we can become kinder, gentler, and better gardeners, while saving ourselves unnecessary work in the process.

VIRGINIA
July 18
Monticello presents Green Roofs, Rain Gardens and Landscaping with Native Virginia Flora, Charlottesville
The landscaping of the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, recipient of a LEED Gold Level certification, is designed to blend the buildings into the native Monticello woodlands with plantings of Virginia’s native plant species, including 40 species of trees, over 50 species of flowering shrubs, and 75 types of wildflowers and groundcovers. Join Julie Roller and Jerry Therrien for a two-hour stroll through these rich habitats from the pavilions’ green roofs, through the rain-garden style greenway and to the African-American Graveyard. Reservations required.

AUGUST

MARYLAND
August 22
Irvine Nature Center Native Plant Seminar & Sale, Owings Mills
It’s perfect for homeowners, garden club enthusiasts, Native Plant Society members, nursery/landscape professionals, land managers and environmental educators. Three post-seminar workshops will be offered in the afternoon. This seminar provides a great opportunity to increase your knowledge about native vegetation, sustainable practices and the conservation of our regional landscapes. Throughout the day, the region’s finest native nurseries will provide an opportunity to learn more about species native to the Piedmont region and to purchase a wide selection of top quality native plant material. Seminar registrants will be admitted to the plant sale at 7:30 a.m.

SEPTEMBER

PENNSYLVANIA
September 12 & 13
Hawk Mountain Native Plant Sale, Kempton
Natives use less water, require less work, provide year-round interest AND benefit wildlife. Receive expert advice, free native gardening information, and browse a wide array of native vines, ferns, shrubs, trees, flowers, and grasses at this annual event. Fall sale held annually on the 2nd weekend in September.

VIRGINIA
September 12
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Fall Native Plant Sale, Leesburg
Beautiful fall blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns will all be available at the semi-annual Native Plant Sale held at Morven Park. Three native plant nurseries will have a huge selection of fall blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns for sale.

VIRGINIA
September 19
The Potowmac Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society Fall Plant Sale, Green Spring Garden, Alexandria
We are getting ready for our fall plant sale, 9 am to 3 pm at Green Spring Garden’s Fall Garden Day Plant Sale, and we have hundreds of healthy native plants, including a large crop of locally grown Houstonia caerulea, or Common Bluets, although there’s nothing “common” about them!  We are also featuring Asimina triloba, or Pawpaw, also locally propagated and grown…

VIRGINIA
September 19
Long Branch Nature Center Fall Native Plant Sale, Arlington
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to help wildlife by growing native, and support Long Branch Nature Center at the same time! We will feature sun-loving and butterfly-attracting plants and also have a nice selection of wildflowers, shade lovers, ferns, and even a few shrubs.

VIRGINIA
September 20 & 21, 27 & 28
Virginia Living Museum Native Plant Sale, Newport News City
Select from an incredible array of native plants for a variety of garden sites from dry to wet, including ponds, rock gardens, and shady spots. Once established native plants require minimal care, requiring less water, fertilizer, pruning, and little to no pesticide. Offering beauty in both form and color, native plants are also beneficial for wildlife. Many of the plants are nectar/host sources for butterflies and hummingbirds, others provide fruit, nuts or seeds for birds and mammals, and shelter or nesting spaces for a variety of creatures. All the plants are high quality, nursery propagated native plant species, many of which are difficult to find in the commercial nursery trade.

VIRGINIA
September 26
Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, Alexandria
Come find native perennials, shrubs, and trees for sun or shade.  A dozen or more vendors from 4 states (VA, MD, PA, & WV) will be hosted at this event, the largest native plant sale in the D.C. metro region.

VIRGINIA
September 27
Earth Sangha Fall Open House & Plant Sale, Springfield
Earth Sangha’s Wild Plant Nursery provides the most comprehensive selection of local ecotype native plants for ecological restoration in the Washington, DC, region.  Come out and support this wonderful non profit!

VIRGINIA
September 27 & 28
Virginia Living Museum Native Plant Sale, Newport News City
Select from an incredible array of native plants for a variety of garden sites from dry to wet, including ponds, rock gardens, and shady spots. Once established native plants require minimal care, requiring less water, fertilizer, pruning, and little to no pesticide. Offering beauty in both form and color, native plants are also beneficial for wildlife. Many of the plants are nectar/host sources for butterflies and hummingbirds, others provide fruit, nuts or seeds for birds and mammals, and shelter or nesting spaces for a variety of creatures. All the plants are high quality, nursery propagated native plant species, many of which are difficult to find in the commercial nursery trade.

OCTOBER

VIRGINIA
October 7
Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) Potowmack Chapter First Wednesdays Native Plant Sale, Alexandria
VNPS Potowmack Chapter First Wednesdays Sale, 10 am to 1 pm, Green Spring Gardens Park, propagation beds behind the Horticulture Center, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA.

VIRGINIA
October 28
Arlington Regional Master Naturalists presents ‘Oh Deer! Living with Deer in our Urban Environment’, Arlington
Come learn about the impact of deer on our natural areas from guest speakers Kevin Rose, District Biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in Fairfax County, and Charles Smith, Ecologist, representing the Virginia Native Plant Society and the Deer Advisory Council for Northern Virginia. The event is free and open to the public. If you love our local forests, you’ll want to hear what they have to say.

NOVEMBER

VIRGINIA
November 4
Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) Potowmack Chapter First Wednesdays Native Plant Sale, Alexandria
VNPS Potowmack Chapter First Wednesdays Sale, 10 am to 1 pm, Green Spring Gardens Park, propagation beds behind the Horticulture Center, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA.

VIRGINIA
November 5
NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable Conference, Sterling
The purpose of this conference is to underscore the importance of healthy soils to the urban forest and to explore current research and techniques for preventing and mitigating soil damage in the Northern Virginia environment. The United Nations designated 2015 as the Year of Soils to highlight the importance of a resource that few people consider. Worldwide, there are dangers to soils from “expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices,pollution, overgrazing and climate change. Early Bird registration ends October 25.

NEW JERSEY
November 7
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey Annual Fall Conference: “Native Plants: The Birds and the Bees”, Branchburg
– Author and professor Doug Tallamy will be speaking about the connection between native plants and birds.
– Toadshade Wildflower Farm owner Randi Eckel will offer up a discussion on other insects worth getting to know and protecting beyond the honeybee and the monarch butterfly.
– Students in the Biology Program at RVCC will discuss results of their research documenting the impact of invasive plants and deer herbivory on bird populations
– Graduate student Sam Nestory from the University of Delaware will share her research results on non-chemical controls for Japanese Stiltgrass.
Of course, fall is the time for planting, and so there will be a native plant sale and a Native Plant Seed Swap.

MARYLAND
November 13
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council’s 2015 Turning a New Leaf Conference, Towson
This biannual conference brings together professionals from landscape design, contracting, horticulture, planning and education to learn about the latest trends, issues and technologies in the field of conservation landscaping. The conference consists of various presentations from industry leaders, innovators and experts; includes an EcoMarketplace where businesses can market their products and services; and multiple networking opportunities for attendees to discuss current projects and new ideas. Turning a New Leaf is held in November or early December in odd years and the venue rotates between the various states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in an effort to extend the conference’s reach.

PENNSYLVANIA
NOVEMBER 14
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Native Plant & Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings national experts to Pittsburgh for a one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our roles as stewards of the Earth. This event is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners, as well as anyone interested in learning more about how our landscapes can be managed more sustainably. The price of registration, which includes a catered lunch, is $90 for Phipps members and $100 for nonmembers on or before Friday, Oct. 23; the cost increases by $15 after this date.

WEBINAR
November 16
Ecological Landscape Alliance: Webinar: Understanding Roots: Exploring Plants Underground, 7pm – 8pm EDT
In this webinar based upon Robert Kourik’s two books on the subject, Understanding Roots: Exploring Plants Underground uncovers one of the greatest mysteries below the soil surface―the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet. Free for members, $10 non members.

PENNSYLVANIA
November 20
Ecological Landscape Alliance: Ecological Synergies: Understanding Performance-Based, Resilient Landscapes, Kennett Square
Join ELA at Longwood Gardens for a unique and in-depth look at plants in this intensive workshop. During interactive sessions, you’ll consider the ecological role and specific natural requirements of plants in particular landscapes, the part plants can play in remediating contaminated sites, and the role of morphology in determining plant performance. Early registration through November 1st.

DECEMBER

WEBINAR
December 9
Ecological Landscape Alliance: Webinar: Riparian Restoration Using Chemical-free Invasive Plant Control, 12pm – 1pm EDT
The Oyster River Forest conservation project was a typical riparian restoration with typical goals: restore habitat to benefit New England wildlife; remove invasive plant species; control erosion to improve water quality; and more. The striking difference is that this project achieved all of its goals WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS in this sensitive ecosystem. Free for members, $10 non members.