2018 Native Plant Sales & Events

2018 MID-ATLANTIC NATIVE PLANT SALES & EVENTS (Scroll down for specific dates.)

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


MARYLAND: TREE-MENDOUS Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. 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. For planting on private land, there’s a $25 tree purchase incentive.

NEW JERSEY: The South Jersey Landscape Makeover Program is a unique program to provide homeowners, municipalities, and farmers with expert advice and financial assistance to create rain gardens and other “green infrastructure” projects that capture polluted stormwater and prevent it from entering our lakes, rivers, and bays. We’ll host a series of rain garden design workshops and offer free technical advice and funding for homeowners and municipalitiesFarm owners will also be eligible for grants to implement stormwater best management practices. This program is for select municipalities in the Rancocas River, Hammonton, Salem, and Maurice-Cohansey River watersheds, but there may be opportunities in other municipalities depending on the project and location.

NEW JERSEY: The New Jersey Forest Nursery grows over 25 evergreen and deciduous tree and shrub seedling species in Jackson, NJ. The nursery sells bareroot tree seedlings through the Seedlings for Reforestation program, in packs of 100.

PENNSYLVANIAPennsylvania 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.

VIRGINIA: This year’s Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District’s Native Seedling Sale features shrubs and trees that are tolerant of deer browse. While no plant is completely deer-proof, these species are less susceptible. They help clean our water and air, prevent soil erosion, provide valuable habitat, and add beauty and resilience to your landscape. Enjoy! Orders open February 1 for the Native Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale. Order early for pickup in April. Online orders close April 11 or when supplies run out.

VIRGINIA: Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter’s First Wednesday Plant Sale, Alexandria.
Beginning in April, we  have a low-key plant sale on the first Wednesday of each month right at our propagation beds at Green Springs Garden. This a great opportunity for those interested in buying native plants, or just visiting the beds and plants, without the frenzy of our big sales sale days. We always have time to talk to you and to help you with selections. We have trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses, ferns and more to choose from, all raised and grown out by chapter members. 

WEST VIRGINIA: Clements State Tree Nursery sells seedlings to landowners and businesses in West Virginia and its surrounding states for the purposes of reforestation, coal mine reclamation, wildlife cover and Christmas tree production. Most of the seedling species are native to West Virginia and all are genetically suitable for success not only in West Virginia, but also in the neighboring states. Orders are taken each year from Sept. 3 through April 30th. Shipping begins Thanksgiving week and runs through April (weather permitting). Seedling orders can be paid over the phone with a credit card, or by mail with a check or money order. (Online ordering coming soon.) To place your order, visit wvcommerce.org/ClementsNurseryStore.

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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
Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
Virginia Native Plant Society
West Virginia Native Plant Society


January 6
Friends of Mason Neck State Park Tundra Swan Hike, Lorton
Join the Friends of Mason Neck State Park for a walk to the see the Tundra Swans! Each year, the Mason Neck area is host to one of Northern Virginia’s largest concentrations of Tundra Swans. Depending on the day, you may see between 200 and 400 swans and hear their haunting calls. You may also see other waterfowl, including Northern Pintails, American coots, Black Ducks and Mallards — and who knows what else?

January 11
Virginia Native Plant Society: Native Plant Interactions Above and Below Ground, Alexandria
Please join us for a talk by Charles Smith, to kick off our lecture series again this year. The interactions and relationships in plant communities form the visible framework of our living world. What we often don’t see are the many other organisms interacting with plants, such as insect larvae, lesser known pollinators and bacterial and fungal allies. These relationships are interconnected and we are only beginning to understand them. VNPS programs are free and open to the public.

January 13
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy presents Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls, Leesburg
Book signing, refreshments and viewing of live owls followed by program at 7:00 p.m. Save the date and join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a celebration of owls to kick off 2018! As the main feature of this celebration, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will present his new program featuring video, sound and stories from the field as he teaches us about all 19 species of North American owls and the habitats they need to thrive. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of a year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and finally, winter’s migration and competition for food. His program shows how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face those challenges. Paul’s book Owl is a stunning follow-up to his bestselling title, The Owl and the Woodpecker, giving bird and nature lovers alike yet another gorgeous photographic tribute, engaging natural history, and a compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these most iconic of birds. Watch our website and email announcements for more details on this celebration! Registration required.

January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., his birthday has been declared a national day of volunteer service. Volunteering is a great way to help people and the environment. Plus it’s personally rewarding.

January 26 – 28
Winter Wildlife Festival, Virginia Beach
This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings. Registration now open.

January 28
Adkins Arboretum presents Native Bees, Ridgely
Join Master Naturalist Jay Falstad to learn about native bees, the wonders of pollination, and how the crucial relationship between bees and plants keeps our planet thriving. Participants will also work on a bee hotel and learn ways to preserve and create pollinator habitat.

January 28
Green Spring Gardens’ Winter Lecture Series: The Humane Gardener, Alexandria
In her eloquent plea for compassion and respect toward all species, author Nancy Lawson describes why and how you should welcome wildlife to your backyard. She discusses planting for wildlife, providing habitats that shelter baby animals, creating gardens free of poisons and hazards, cohabiting with pests, letting nature be your garden designer, and welcoming natural processes and seasonal changes.


February 1
Ecological Landscape Alliance presents Landscaping Maintenance Practices for Native Bees with Sam Droege
Landscaping can be a powerful tool to help our pollinators. Equally important to creating pollinator habitat is the maintenance that follows. Pollinator habitats require a maintenance approach that may differ from conventional landscape efforts. Maintenance practices should be carefully considered in order to support the needs of the pollinators. To avoid potential conflicts between the needs of the pollinators and conventional aesthetic, education is key to setting expectations. For example, plants in a garden or habitat designed to promote pollinator health and food for caterpillars and other larvae are expected (and encouraged) to tolerate insect damage to plant leaves. In this webinar, Sam Droege will discuss pollinator-friendly maintenance strategies including proper timing for garden clean-up, cut-backs, and pruning, protecting pollinator habitats from disturbances and stressors such as pesticide use, establishing appropriate mowing practices, and more.

February 11
Montgomery County Parks Waterfowl Festival, Boyds
Bring the whole family for a day filled with activities, crafts, demonstrations, and exhibits to celebrate the wondrous water birds that call Little Seneca Lake home during the winter. Try your hand at carving a decoy. Learn about wood duck nest box Citizen Science initiatives. Join guided birding excursions to catch a glimpse of marine ducks, swans, and maybe even the Black Hill bald eagles! No registration required for this free event.

February 11
Prince William Wildflower Society: Living in the Liberated Landscape, Manassas
Landscape architect Larry Weaner will present “Living in the Liberated Landscape.” Mr. Weaner is the co-author of the book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change. This lecture encapsulates ideas in the book, with particular attention to the book’s final chapter, which explores work, experiments, and lessons from Mr. Weaner’s own residence. This event is free and open to the general public. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

February 17
Fairfax County Green Spring Gardens’ Eco-Savvy Symposium: Skyward Gardening, Alexandria
Make the most of limited garden space by going vertical! In this half-day symposium, learn alternative approaches to small space gardening using rooftops, balconies and terraces. Fee.

February 23
Montgomery County Parks Green Matters Symposium: Restoring & Renewing Our Urban Landscapes, Silver Spring
How can we design our landscapes in ways that prevent harm to existing ecosystems AND regenerate the environment? We live in an age when the most effective progress on protecting the environment will likely occur at the local level. Join a broad spectrum of actors from home gardeners to professionals in the horticulture and landscape architecture industries to learn how we can be proactive stewards of our own piece of the pie.

February 24
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy presents My Inordinate Fondness for Beetles, Leesburg
Entomologist Arthur V. Evans is an author, educator, lecturer, photographer, and radio broadcaster who has had a long fascination with beetles. My Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is a colorful and engaging overview of Art’s early entomological influences, his long-standing fascination with beetles, and the making of his book Beetles of Eastern North America. The program will also offer a sneak peek at Art’s next two books, Beetles of Western North America and Arizona Beetles, accompanied by a colorful potpourri of his recent photographs of insects and other arthropods. This is a family-friendly event sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and children ages 6 and older are encouraged to attend.

February 24
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program’s 14th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference, Culpeper
Over 1,300 Virginia woodland owners have attended this annual conference. A variety of break-out sessions are offered to appeal to both new and experienced owners, as well as owners of both small and large woodlots. In addition, representatives from Virginia’s natural resource agencies are available to inform participants of the services available to them. A variety of interesting topics are offered.

February 27
Maryland Native Plant Society: Dogbanes and Milkweeds, Kensington
The Dogbane Family (Apocynaceae) is the Society’s plant focus for 2018. This family now includes not only the familiar Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannibinum), but also the milkweeds, whose flower structure is – not surprisingly – quite similar. Botanist Chris Puttock will present an overview of this fascinating and ecologically important family of plants. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.


March 2 & 3
10th Annual Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium, Ithaca
The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium educates professionals from various fields, as well as enthusiastic homeowners and gardeners, about native plants in the wild, and their role in sustainable landscapes. While there is a growing movement to embrace sustainable landscapes worldwide, the appropriate use of native plants in these landscapes often remains tangential, as knowledge of native plants is often inadequate. Similar long-established symposiums in other regions of the US have successfully raised awareness of native plants, and increased the confidence of an entire region of professionals and enthusiasts in their use of these plants. The Symposium is for landscape architects, designers, educators, Master Gardeners, government employees, homeowners, gardeners, naturalists and anyone else eager to learn more about this growing movement.

March 7
Braddock District Tree Forum 2018: How To Protect and Preserve Trees in Our Yards & Neighborhoods, Burke
Local experts cover the following topics: The Benefits of Trees; Braddock’s Trees and Urban Forest: Current Issues; What’s Bugging Our Urban Forest? Pests and Diseases Affecting Our Trees; and Great Native Trees for Homeowners.

March 7 – 8
Ecological Landscape Alliance Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2018, Amherst
Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? From the practical to the applicable, join us in March for the 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Delve into this year’s wide-ranging topics as we look at the principles and practices we need to design, build, and restore the living landscape. Fee.

March 8
Virginia Native Plant Society: Last Defense for Local Forests: Edges of Woodlands, McLean — STAY TUNED!
A talk by Rod Simmons.

March 10
Pinelands Preservation Alliance: 29th Annual Pinelands Short Course, Galloway
A day long event featuring educational presentations that explore the unique history, ecology, and culture of the Pinelands. Held at Stockton University’s Galloway campus. Fee.

March 10
Virginia Native Plant Society: Branching Out – Exploring the Tress and Forests of Virginia, Richmond
Please join us for a one-day workshop that celebrates the trees and woodlands that are our home. It seems there have been many new books on trees in the last several years, and so the idea of a workshop focusing on trees and forests naturally followed. It turns out that the subject is vast and choosing what to cover means leaving out many other interesting topics. We have chosen four rather different ways to present the topic. We will begin with a review of tree biology and ecology and a review of some of the recent research on what trees are doing. In keeping with many recent workshops, we will move on to the topic of interactions with other organisms, specifically birds and insects. Finally we will explore two Virginia forests – the longleaf pine of the coastal areas, and an old age mountain forest. Fee.

March 10
Loudoun County Master Gardeners present the 9th Annual Gardening Symposium, Leesburg
The 9th Annual Gardening Symposium features noted speakers, knowledgeable practitioners, plant sellers and vendors of gardening related items. The Symposium is a good way to get motivated and jump into the spring gardening season with new information and refreshed enthusiasm. Renown entomologist Doug Tallamy is one of the featured speakers.

March 15
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s 18th Annual Land Ethics Symposium: Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping, Doylestown
Each year, this informative conference focuses on ways to create low-maintenance, economical and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. Participants have opportunities to network and share their experiences with peers at this professional program. The symposium is geared toward professionals, including landscape architects, designers, contractors and the green industry, environmental consultants, land planners, managers and developers, and state/municipal officials.

March 16
7th Annual Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium 2018: A Gardener’s Palette, Waynesboro
Join us as we present A Gardener’s Palette. We’ll dip your brush in a variety of topics: permaculture, food, art, natives, and new selections. The event offers something for everyone from novice home gardener to experienced horticulturist. In the end, we’ll have a canvas filled with colors and perspectives to consider and put in practice. Featuring nationally renowned speakers, including Larry Weaner and Claudia West.

March 17
Cornell Cooperative Extension: 2018 Education Day featuring Doug Tallamy, Amherst
Dr. Doug Tallamy will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasize the ecological, educational, physical, and emotional benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Once you have decided to share your property with other species, how do you go about doing that? Can we bring life into urban areas? How do you reconstruct complex food webs in your yard? How can we get more plants into your landscape without it looking wild and messy? Will living landscapes be more prone to insect damage and vermin? Are they higher maintenance? Tallamy will answer these questions and more to help you make your yard a fascinating part of nature. Advanced registration for the program is required. Tickets for the public will go on sale 1/19 until sold out.

March 21
2018 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference: Exploring Emerging Water Issues, Henrico
Who should attend? Members of the environmental, technical, municipal, and educational communities & the public who are concerned with staying up-to-date on Virginia’s water resource issues. This conference offers valuable opportunities to network and continue a dialogue on Virginia’s water quality and quantity issues. Fee.

March 22
Lancaster County Conservancy: Doug Tallamy: Making Insects: A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World, Lancaster
Insect populations have declined 45% globally since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we build attractive landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Doug Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants. Fee.

March 24
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Woods in Your Backyard Workshop: Hanover County, Hanover
Small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of landowners in Virginia own less than 10 acres. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality and the air you breathe. Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop. This workshop is held by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Forests for the Bay program, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District. Fee.

March 24
32nd Annual Lahr Symposium & Native Plant Sale 2018, Washington DC
This year’s Lahr Symposium explores the mounting evidence you that really can have it all—a landscape that balances artistry with sustainability. Speakers will share their insights on landscape designs that use native plants to work in harmony with nature. The researchers’ data and landscape professionals’ assessment both confirm: a pleasing landscape that protects ecosystems just works; and it has never been more critical to the planet’s future. Fee.


April 4
Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter’s First Wednesday Plant Sale, Alexandria
Beginning in April, we  have a low-key plant sale on the first Wednesday of each month right at our propagation beds at Green Springs Garden. This a great opportunity for those interested in buying native plants, or just visiting the beds and plants, without the frenzy of our big sales sale days. We always have time to talk to you and to help you with selections. We have trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses, ferns and more to choose from, all raised and grown out by chapter members. 

April 7
Delaware Nature Society’s Copeland Native Plant Seminar: Sustainable Gardens, Hockessin
Join nationally recognized landscape designer Heather Holm and garden writer Barbara Ellis for a morning of inspiration followed by an afternoon of garden tours and a container garden craft.

April 7
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s Spring Native Plant Sale, Leesburg
Native plants add beauty and interest to your garden year-round and provide important habitat for wildlife. Flowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and ferns will be available for purchase from a trio of Virginia-based vendors: Watermark Woods Nursery in Hamilton; Hill House Farm and Nursery in Castleton; and Nature by Design in Alexandria. The sale, sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, is staffed by volunteers who have knowledge of native plants. Other community groups will also participate, sharing information on how to support local wildlife.

April 9
Prince William Conservation Alliance: Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm, Nokesville
Please join us to welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and meet local organizations and people who are working to improve our community. With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities, we’re looking forward to a special day at an outstanding natural area.

April 12
Earth Care Forum Hosted by Fairlington Presbyterian Church, Alexandria
Come out on April 12 & learn how you can better care for the property & other resources entrusted to you. Hear from: Audubon at Home Ambassadors who help faith based groups in addition to individual home owners be better stewards of nature; Earth Sangha whose mission is ecological restoration as a form of socially engaged Buddhism; Representatives from local congregations that have taken on projects to compost and create monarch way stations, as well as other projects to preserve and support creation. Everyone is welcome, whether you are part of a faith based group or other group, a developer, a landscaper, a teacher, or someone just following your passion to care for the earth.

April 14
Clarksville Commons Earth Day Celebration, Clarksville
Join us to celebrate Earth Day! The plaza will be filled with eco-minded organizations and vendors! Browse a native plant sale, take a closer look at an electric car, and learn how to compost. Find out what the Roving Radish is, purchase local meat, and do some safe sungazing. Many of the Commons businesses will be offering Earth Day specials – have you ever had an Earth Day cupcake? Participating organizations and businesses: Lauren’s Garden Service, Howard Astronomy League, The Roving Radish, Master Gardener BayWise program, Master Gardener Grow-It-Eat-It program, Howard County Bird Club, Win Kelly Chevrolet, Antwerpen Nissan, TLV Farm, Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, Tin Lizzy, Caiffestry, Master Gardeners Composting program, and the Howard County Conservancy.

April 19 (Member Preview), 21 & 22
Virginia Living Museum Spring Native Plant Sale (1st of 2 weekends), Newport News
Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens.  These VLM nursery propagated plants include excellent options for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife to your yard.  VLM horticulture staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants, and help with any particular gardening situations.  Sale held rain or shine.

April 20 & April 21
Pinelands Preservation Alliance Earth Day Native Plant Sale, Southampton
A great way to help preserve our native flora — and our environment in general — is to plant native vegetation around our homes and businesses. Luckily, New Jersey residents have lots of beautiful and interesting native plants to choose from. When you landscape with native plants, not only are you likely to save money and resources by using less fertilizer, soil additives, and water, you are also helping to strengthen the complex web of connections linking native species and ecological processes in your local ecosystem. Plant the Pinelands in your garden this spring!

April 21
Howard County GreenFest 2018, Columbia –STAY TUNED!
Save the Date! Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10am to 4pm at the Howard Community College.

April 21
Virginia Living Museum: Earth Day Celebration, Newport News
Celebrate Earth Day at the VLM!  Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. Learn more about protecting our environment and taking conservation measures.  Earth-friendly vendors will show and sell green wares.  There will also be crafts, eco-friendly giveaways, thousands of native plants for sale, and special animal shows.  Don’t forget to bring your batteries, cell phones, and old sneakers for recycling! Cost: Included in Museum admission.

April 22
It’s Earth Day! This year’s campaign is to End Plastic Pollution.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air ActClean Water ActEndangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 26 – April 29 (Members Only: April 26)
Montgomery Parks Black Hill Nature Center Program’s Annual Native Plant Sale, Boyds
The Friends of Black Hill Nature Program Invites you to our 2018 Native Plant Sale. Many of the plants on sale have been cultivated locally and most are important food and shelter sources for Maryland butterflies, birds, and an array of other wildlife. All proceeds go to support nature programming at Black Hill Visitors Center.

April 27 – 29
Adkins Arboretum’s 2018 Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale, Ridgely
Prepare for spring in the garden! Shop the region’s largest selection of landscape-ready native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses for spring planting. Guided walks, discount for members. Sale days are crowded; please leave dogs at home. Look for news about presale ordering in March.

April 28
Audubon Society of Central Maryland Native Plant Sale, Mount Airy — STAY TUNED!
In April of each year, the ASCM holds a Native Plant Sale, with 2018 marking our 20th year! 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. The sale is always held on the last Saturday in April, so be sure to save the date.

April 28
Benjamin Banneker Earth Day Celebration, Baltimore
Earth Day isn’t only on one day (officially April 22) but can be observed any day and every day. We will have a variety of fun and interactive activities to celebrate and care for our beautiful planet: arts and crafts; environmental games; animal encounters; guided hikes; garden tours; native plant sales; and more!

April 28
Lancaster Native Plant & Wildlife Festival, Lancaster — STAY TUNED!
Located in Manheim Township’s Overlook Park.

April 28
Manada Conservancy’s 18th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale, Hummelstown — STAY TUNED!
Think spring! And mark your new 2018 calendar for Manada’s 18th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale held Saturday, April 28, at Boro Park in Hummelstown. Rain or Shine. 10am to 3pm (members only from 8am to 10am). Manada members enjoy a 10% discount on plant purchases from Manada Conservancy. Stay tuned for more sale details!

April 28
Virginia Native Plant Society Trillium Walk at Thompson WMA, Linden– STAY TUNED!
Led by Alonzo Abuggatas.

April 28
Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale 2017, Alexandria — STAY TUNED!
This sale is held twice a year. The spring sale is the last Saturday in April. The fall sale is the last Saturday in September.

April 28 & 29
Virginia Living Museum Spring Native Plant Sale (2nd of 2 weekends), Newport News
Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens.  These VLM nursery propagated plants include excellent options for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife to your yard.  VLM horticulture staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants, and help with any particular gardening situations.  Sale held rain or shine.


May 3 – 4 (Member Days), May 5 – 6
Delaware Nature Society’s 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 6
Robinson Nature Center Native Plant Palooza, Columbia
Come shop our 5th annual native plant sale! By planting native and properly caring for your plants, you can save on the cost of water, fertilizer and pesticides while providing a habitat for butterflies, insects and other local wildlife. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. Please note that some vendors do not accept credit cards. Please bring cash if you would like to ensure you can purchase from any of the vendors that attends. During the Native Plant Palooza, you can purchase native plants from a host of vendors with a portion of proceeds from the sale benefiting educational programs at the Nature Center.

May 11 – 12
VNPS South Hampton Roads Mother’s Day Native Plant Sale, Norfolk — STAY TUNED!
Join us at the Mother’s Day Weekend Native Plant Sale at Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

May 12
Maryland Native Plant Society: Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival, Garrett County
Discover the important connection between native plants, people, and wildlife at the fifth annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival! Scheduled programs & activities highlight native plants & biodiversity! Guest speakers include: Ian Caton, Owner/Operator, Wood Thrush Natives; Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College; Iara Lacher, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Local experts answer questions on native plants & other conservation topics!


June 6 – 9
2018 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference & Native Plant Sale, Millersville
Inspirational field trips, educational workshops, engaging topics of concern, native plant and book sale, and native plant merchandise – this is a conference you don’t want to miss. Registration opens April 1st.

June 18 – 24
It’s Pollinator Week!
Ten years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.






Fall is the best time to plant!








July 12 – 14 Mothapalooza returning to Shawnee State Forest in 2019… Once again the Shawnee State Park Lodge & Cabins have been reserved for Mothapalooza attendees; please call 740/858-6621 to reserve your room after January 1, 2018. We have negotiated special rates for our attendees. We will be sending out more announcements once we have finalized the speakers and other details for the 2019 event. We promise it will be worth the wait. Thank you all so much for your continued support!