lists nurseries that sell only native plants.

Why?  Because we want to help you, constant steward, to find an ecologically conscientious nursery. We also feel it’s important to support the organizations that aren’t profiting from invasive plants like English ivy, Bradford Pear or butterfly bush. Let’s give the local “green” growers our business.

Are you thinking about purchasing cultivars? Did you know they aren’t genetically diverse plants? Learn more about these commonly sold plants here.

More genetic considerations: Another point to consider before you shop for plants is The Importance of Local Ecotype: Guidelines for the Selection of Native Plants. It’s wise to seek out and purchase local ecotypes from regional restoration and conservation organizations whenever possible.

Please email us information about your native plant nursery or your favorite natives-only nursery not listed here. We’d be happy to include that information. Thank you!

Mid-Atlantic Region: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia


Izel Plants
Mail order; retail and wholesale.
Izel Plants Online Marketplace for Native Plants combines the inventories of several wholesale only growers throughout the Mid Atlantic and makes it easy to do “one stop shopping.” Through Izel Plants, a customer can buy these plants in retail quantities. We offer natives in a variety of sizes: plugs, quarts and bare root. No cultivars, no neonicotinoids.

Mid Atlantic Natives
Cobbs Creek, Virginia
Primarily mail order.
Mid Atlantic Natives is an organic practice production nursery specializing in growing plants native to the north east, Mid-Atlantic and in particular our beloved Chesapeake Bay watershed and eastern seaboard. The native trees, shrubs and perennials including grasses, wetland plants, and wildflowers are plants native to Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Washington DC, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Canada and many more areas of North America. All are nursery propagated from seed, division and cuttings and grown at our nursery. None are ever taken from the wild.

Plant More Natives
Richmond, Virginia
Mail order.
At Plant More Natives, we have combined our extensive design/field experience with a goal to help restore natives in the residential landscape. We now offer over 400 native perennial species and cultivars at our online mail-order only store. We work with growers in central Virginia, selling only very mature landscape-ready plants and shipping to 25 states east of the Mississippi River. Please let us know if you have any plant and/or design questions. We’re here to help you Plant More Natives.


Adkins Arboretum
Ridgely, MD, 21660, adjacent to Tuckahoe State Park
The Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Nursery boasts the area’s largest selection of ornamental native plants for the Chesapeake Bay gardener since 1985. The Nursery carries an extensive selection of trees and shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, and vines. Some of the plants grown at the Nursery are propagated and grown from locally collected seeds and cuttings.

American Native Plants
Middle River, Maryland
Retail and wholesale.
American Native Plants is committed to growing and distributing native plants that are critical to the establishment of biodiverse natural ecosystems. Since 1998, we have provided millions of plants to landscapers and contractors throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. We have had the privilege of providing high-quality plants for everything from the Hurricane Sandy beach restoration to the 9/11 memorial in honor of Flight 93. We carry an inventory of over 400,000 native trees, native shrubs, and herbaceous native plants.

Chesapeake Natives, Inc.
Rosaryville State Park, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Retail at plant sales and wholesale.
Our passion is to give you in the Chesapeake Watershed a chance to have plants from our watershed growing in your own yards. In return, we gain funds for the research, education, and conservation work we do.
All our seeds are descendants of plants truly native to the Chesapeake Watershed, primarily from the piedmont and coastal plain. We offer our plants only to those who plan to garden within the watershed because we are fighting to keep plants native to other parts of the United States, and the world, from overpowering our locally native species. We do not want our plants causing the same problems in areas foreign to them.

Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc.
Union Bridge, MD 21791
Retail and wholesale.
With over 20 years of experience growing native plants we know our stuff. Whether it’s specimen, reforestation, mitigation, conservation, or contract grows, our plant material is native and locally grown so we know that it will transplant into any project.

The Elms Native Plant Nursery
Dameron, MD 20628
Sales for community projects. Periodic retail plant sales.
The Native Plant Nursery @ The Elms is a non-profit community service program of the Elms Environmental Education Center and St. Mary’s County Public Schools. The nursery’s mission is to promote the transformation of community landscapes from primarily non-native environments to primarily native, ecologically useful habitats by providing free or low cost native plant material.
Plant material is available free of charge for all school based projects where students are involved and directly benefit from the project. Such projects may be initiated by students, teachers, scouts, Master Gardeners and others. For community projects where students are not directly involved plant material is available at cost. Note: Plant material is available to the general public only during designated plant sales.

Herring Run Nursery, A Program of Blue Water Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 21234
Retail and wholesale. Visit the website for retail plant sale dates.
Herring Run Nursery is a non-profit nursery operated by Blue Water Baltimore that specializes in selling native plants grown in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The Nursery offers more than 250 native species of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and plants to both retail and wholesale customers. We strive to offer native plants which are beautiful, durable, high in wildlife value, and appropriate for Baltimore area landscapes. The majority of our plants are grown from seed, using local sources as much as possible.  We believe that plants grown from seeds collected in local or nearby populations will be better adapted to our soils, our climate, and our ecosytems. If you require specific information about the provenance of a particular plant we grow, we will be happy to provide as much detail as we are able to.

Lauren’s Garden Service Native Plant Nursery
Glenwood, MD 21738
Shop in person and view a nice selection of locally grown, locally native plants! We stock locally native trees, shrubs, and perennials at our contracting headquarters. We stock mostly straight species natives with some native cultivars.


Clemenson Farms Native Nursery
Estell Manor, NJ 08319
Wholesale with periodic retail sales.
Clemenson Farms Native Nursery rests on 34 peaceful acres in southern New Jersey. Elia Clemenson started farming this location nearly 50 years ago. In 1994, Elia’s grandson, Arnold, transitioned the farm to growing native trees, shrubs, and grasses for restoration of native habitats.
For the last 15 years, Arnold Clemenson and his family have provided quality native plants to landscapers, nurseries, municipalities, and developers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States.

Earth First Native Plant Nursery and Gifts, LLC
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08234
Mail order and appointment only.
At Earth First Native Plant Nursery and Gifts, our mission is to combat habitat degradation and protect wildlife by heightening awareness and promoting the use of native plants in the home garden.  By offering hard to find native plants at reasonable prices, we aim to:
Replace native plants lost to sprawl and development
Reduce the incentive to harvest wild plants leading to their decline.
Provide food/shelter for local wildlife populations
We only sell plants native to the mid-Atlantic and Eastern seaboard.

New Moon Nursery
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Wholesale to the trade only.
Our focus on Eastern native plants allows us to dedicate time, energy, resources and knowledge to growing specific plant lines for our customers. New Moon Nursery is your primary provider of herbaceous perennials, grasses, vines and ferns.

Pinelands Nursery and Supply
Columbus, NJ 08022
Wholesale only.
Today, Pinelands Nursery is one of the largest native plant nurseries in the US, supplying millions of plants for environmental restorations throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. With seed collection in New Jersey, Virginia and New York, we are proud to be able to propagate plants that are genetically adapted to local conditions.

Steinbeiser’s Farm and Native Plant Nursery
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Wholesale to contractors and open for select days in the spring for retail sales. Call for appointment.
We carry locally grown B&B native plant material and container stock. When possible, we grow our nursery stock from locally collected seeds and cuttings, we feel this produces plants that are better adapted to our local ecosystems. Our goal is to grow high quality native plant material for the landscape industry and homeowner.

Toadshade Wildflower Farm
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Mail order and at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer’s Market.
We started Toadshade Wildflower Farm to make native wildflowers, particularly perennials, more easily available. Our intention is to 1) provide native, perennial, propagated wildflower plants, 2) identify available plants clearly by both common and scientific name, and 3) clearly summarize the native range and growth requirements of the wildflowers for sale.

Wild Ridge Plants, LLC
Pohatcong, NJ 08865
Wholesale and retail.
Our plants are nursery-propagated from local eco-typic seed. We use an organic, peat-free potting mix and only organic fertilizers. We focus on growing native plants for ecological restoration and landscape design, as well as native edible and medicinal plants. 


Amanda’s Garden
Springwater, NY 14560
Retail and wholesale.
Amanda’s Garden Native Perennial Nursery has been providing high-quality nursery propagated native perennials to museums, botanical gardens, community, city and state parks, landscapers, professional gardeners and private homeowners for over 21 years.  The emphasis of business practices at Amanda’s Gardens is on the preservation of native species, the production of high quality, healthy plant stock and meeting the unique needs of each customer.  What this means to our customers is that we will pay particular attention to their needs, take the time to learn about their preferences and conduct site assessments and research habitat histories in order to create attractive, easy to maintain and ecologically efficient landscapes.

Fiddlehead Creek
Hartford, NY 12838
Fiddlehead Creek grows native plants for sustainable landscapes.  The nursery specializes in natives for rain gardens and shoreline buffers to protect the water quality of our local waters. The nursery also carries a wide variety of other native plants including natives for bird, butterfly, and pollinator gardens, ferns and spring ephemerals, and much more.


Marysville, PA 17503
Wholesale only.
Aqua-niche is an ecological consulting and habitat restoration company located in Marysville, PA.  We have over 17 years of experience providing all types of ecological consulting and habitat restoration services.  In addition to these services we operate our own native plant nursery.

ArcheWild Native Nurseries (formerly American Native Nursery)
Quakertown, PA 18951
Retail and wholesale.
We have learned that our best customers demand Open Pollinated, Local Ecotype (OPLE) plant material, so our business narrowed its geographical coverage to those areas where we could collect seed. Through our seed collection activities, we have become the regional expert on native plant communities and their soil and hydrologic requirements.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Native Plant Nursery
New Hope, PA 18938
Over 200 species of high-quality native wildflowers, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees are offered for sale throughout the growing season. Most perennial species offered are propagated in our nursery facility from our own plant collection. Look for our quality seal to know that you are buying a piece of the Preserve – local germplasm that was grown without the use of neo-nicotinoids or other harmful chemicals.

Collins Nursery
Glenside, PA 19038
The nursery is open by appointment and during open houses in the spring and fall. Collins Nursery specializes in container grown plants that are native to the mid-Atlantic region. Our plants are propagated from locally collected seed whenever possible. All of our plants are straight species making them suitable for both gardens and ecological restoration. Trees and shrubs make up most of our stock, although selected perennials have recently been added.

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery
Orefield, PA 18069
Retail and wholesale.
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery is the only nursery in the Lehigh Valley specializing in native plants. Our horticultural staff is the best in the area. Simply put, we know plants.
We are committed to sustainable growing practices.  We use a certified organic, compost based potting mix for most of our container plants.  Our plants are not forced with growth hormones, we use minimal pesticides in the nursery and practice IPM (Integrated Pest Management).
We offer quality container grown native plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, and wildflowers for the mid-Atlantic region, as well as a small selection of native aquatic plants. We specialize in matching the right plant to the right place, whether you are working on a home landscape, woodland, wetland, hedgerow, or rain garden.  We offer small-scale contract growing for wholesale customers and assist landscapers in design and plant selection for their clients.

Good Host Plants
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Retail and wholesale.
Our mission is to promote biodiversity by growing straight species native plants, indigenous to Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region, using open-pollinated, local-ecotype plants whenever possible to promote genetic variability. We do not sell native plant cultivars (or nativars) – plants with traits isolated due to artificial selection, since this process greatly limits or excludes genetic diversity and adaptability.
We use peat-free, organic potting mix and organic fertilizers. We do not use insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides. We don’t use hormones or growth inhibitors/regulators on our plants. If you come to our nursery, our flowering perennials won’t be frozen in a perpetual state of bloom. You might see signs of insect foraging on the leaves, and that means they’re providing a function in the ecosystem… and that’s a good thing, since that’s the point of carrying the species we grow.

Heartwood Nursery, Inc.
Felton, PA 17322
Retail and wholesale.
Heartwood Nursery, Inc. is a woman-owned business founded in 1992. Heartwood Nursery and Garden/Gift Shop is owned and operated by Susan Hunter (formerly Dieter), who is recognized as a leading woody plant propagator and American holly specialist within the horticultural industry. Previously located in Monkton, MD, the entire nursery and propagation facilities moved to the main location near Stewartstown, PA, just over the Maryland line, where we sit on 70 beautiful acres.

Keystone Wildflowers
Robesonia, PA 19551
Retail and wholesale.
Keystone Wildflowers is a small family operated grower of native perennial plants, both flowers and grasses in the rolling laurel highlands of south-eastern Pennsylvania. We are surrounded by dairy farms and public woodland preserves. Our 13-acre property features open shaded mature oak trees with a sprinkling of native mountain laurel. It is here that we have planted many nursery stock gardens over the past 12 years. We start most of our nursery stock by either seed or root divisions. All the species we propagate are either native to the Mid-Atlantic, Upper Mid-West, or New England regions and all our nursery stock is hardy herbaceous perennial flowers and grasses.

Kind Earth Growers
Ottsville, PA 18942
Retail (months vary) and wholesale year around.
Kind Earth Growers is a Native Plant nursery in Ottsville, PA. We grow open pollinated straight species perennials for installation in green infrastructure projects, habitat restoration & the home landscape. Native plants provide the foundation for ecologically diverse communities & resilient habitats. These habitats enhance the human interaction with the broader landscape and provide vital support for pollinators, birds & other wildlife.

Natural Landscapes Nursery
West Grove, PA 19390
Most of the nursery is dedicated to growing native shrubs and trees in raised in-ground beds. Beds are mulched and surrounded by grassy margins to improve and protect our precious soil and water quality. In-ground nursery stock is not irrigated, receives little or no fertilizer, and no pesticides. Any plant that is not well rooted is unlikely to survive, and our customers receive plants that have proven themselves in the real world.
We also have a modest container operation, which allows us to grow seedlings, root-prune trees before they are planted in the field, and provide natives for customers who require pots for their retail sales. Most of our plants have been grown from seed, allowing their natural variation to shine. We prefer to foster this diversity, the stuff of evolution, rather than to just grow the easier cultivars.

New Moon Nursery
Kennett Square, PA 19350
Our focus on Eastern native plants allows us to dedicate time, energy, resources and knowledge to growing specific plant lines for our customers. New Moon Nursery is your primary provider of herbaceous perennials, grasses, vines and ferns.

Octoraro Native Plant Nursery
Kirkwood, PA 17536
Octoraro Native Plant Nursery celebrates 18 years of business in 2008. We specialize in container grown mid-Atlantic and Eastern regional native trees and shrubs.
“Octoraro” in the original Lenni Lenape Native American language means, “Muddy River.” Given that most of our plants are used for environmental restoration and conservation projects focused on improving water quality, we think it’s an appropriate name for our nursery. Additionally, our nursery is located on the west branch of the Octoraro Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
In addition as a company supportive of our natural world, we maintain environmentally sustainable practices where and whenever possible. We will continue to explore growing practices that improve the quality of our plants while minimizing our impacts.

Redbud Native Plant Nursery
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Retail and wholesale.
Redbud Native Plant Nursery offers excellent quality container grown native plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, vines, ferns, wildflowers and aquatic plants for the mid-Atlantic region.
We maintain an extensive selection of plants for woodlands, wetlands, riparian buffers, meadows, hedgerows, shrub borders, rain gardens, ponds and home landscapes for our retail and wholesale customers.
We strive to offer the most diverse selection of native material in the region. Our plants are nursery propagated – never wild collected. Whenever possible, we offer plants that are straight species (not clones) and seed grown. We grow in an organic, peat-free potting mix and plants are cared for without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

Sylva Native Nursery & Seed Company
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Wholesale. By appointment only.
We stock a diverse array of wetland riparian, upland forest, meadow, dune, and stream restoration species.  We have also expanded our inventory to include bioengineering materials which are available in different forms.  All wetland plants are “wet cultured” and adapted to grow in hydric soils.  Trees and shrubs are container-grown unless otherwise noted.  We are continually introducing species of native plants not previously found in cultivation.  We welcome your inquiries concerning custom or contract growing.

The Wilderness Greenhouse Native Plant Nursery
Daikon Youth Services
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Retail and wholesale.
The Wilderness Greenhouse is a teaching nursery, working with at risk youth across South Central Pennsylvania to develop employability skills and make deeper connections to the world around them. Our Native Plant Nursery was established in 2014 to provide experiences for our students as well as a local source of native plants for land trusts, environmental groups, educational institutions, government agencies, landscape contractors and home gardeners in South Central Pennsylvania. We offer over 200 species of forbs, grasses, ferns, vines, shrubs and trees.
All of our plants are container-grown and nursery-propagated from seed, cuttings or divisions; none are collected from the wild. Many of our plants are grown from regional seed carefully collected by our volunteers and staff in our region. All proceeds benefit our work with children and families. Open seasonally and by appointment.

Winghaven Nursery
Coburn, PA 16832
Winghaven Nursery provides container grown trees, shrubs, perennial wildflowers and ground covers that are native to Pennsylvania. We specialize in plants that are of particular benefit to birds and pollinators, so naturally we don’t use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones or growth regulators in their propagation. Our goal is to provide healthy plants with well-developed root systems for optimum survival and quick establishment in the landscape. We are located near Coburn, which is in Penns Valley, about 25 miles east of State College, PA.

Yellow Springs Farm
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Retail and wholesale.
Yellow Springs Farm, a Native Plant Nursery and Artisanal Goat Cheese Dairy was founded by Catherine and Al Renzi, is located in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Yellow Springs Farm grows over 200 varieties of native plants of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area of the United States. Our focus on conservation landscaping comes from the knowledge that preservation of our environment, including waterways and woodlands in both our residential and rural areas is necessary to insure the future health of our planet and ourselves. Re-establishing native habitats and edible landscapes with native plants and environmentally sensitive methods is a way to “conserve our landscapes” for the benefit of our water, air and environment.
Our native plant propagation, sales, landscape and maintenance service offerings was born from our need and passion for land conservation.  If you tour the property, you will see display areas that we have created, including a meadow, a rain garden, a wetland garden, pond and woodland area. We are restoring and enhancing all with native plants. We use these demonstration areas for client tours as well as for our ongoing scientific research studies on native plants and their interaction in our environment.


Beech Tree Farm (no website)
1350 Richmond Road
Amissville, VA 20106
Phone: (800) 326-2524
Retail only.  Sales at plant shows and at the farm by appointment.

Earth Sangha Wild Plant Nursery
Springfield, VA 22150
Retail and wholesale.
Earth Sangha’s Wild Plant Nursery provides a comprehensive and genetically appropriate plant supply for ecological restoration in the Washington DC, region. This non-profit propagates over 200 “local ecotype” species of native trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants. Purchase plants at their Spring and Fall Open House or by appointment. Lisa & Matt Bright would love to hear from you.

Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC,’s The Nursery at Garden Gate
Montpelier, Virginia 23192
Retail and wholesale. Lakeside Farmer’s Market.
Over 125 varieties of Virginia Native Plants: Woodland, Meadow, Trees, Shrubs
‘The Nursery at Garden Gate’ is a native plant nursery.  I do not dig plants from the wild.  I do collect some local seed, these will be noted.  I grow many from seed; and purchase bareroot and plugs for the remainder.  My potting mix is a 60/40 mix of compost and fine pine.  Fertilizer is now organic.  Plants are never sprayed with pesticides. The nursery, at times, host many butterfly larvae.  They are not over watered or over fertilized forcing them to look perfect when they are ready for sale.  They will, with proper care and placement, have a very healthy start in your garden and give you years of enjoyment.

Hill House Farm & Nursery
Castleton, Virginia 22716
Retail by appointment.
We are dedicated to growing high-quality native plants for gardens, landscape restoration projects and habitat creation.
The plants we offer are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, their durability, their vigor, and their wildlife benefits.  We sell only our own nursery-grown plants that come from seed or division, or are propagated vegetatively—never wild-collected.
Our goal is to help our customers create harmonious gardens and diversity-rich landscapes, and to preserve and restore our natural ecosystems by doing so.

Sassafras Farm Natives
Hayes, VA 22973
Appointment only. Williamsburg Farmer’s Market.
Since 1994 I’ve been propagating and growing herbaceous perennials native to the Eastern US and designing landscapes with an emphasis on creating low maintenance, wildlife friendly gardens. I feel fortunate to be able to provide gardeners with some good ideas and great plants for the often challenging conditions we face in our area.

Watermark Woods
Hamilton, VA 20158
We bought our property in 2009 and have always known we wanted some sort of a small business.  As we volunteered with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Audubon at Home programs it became clear to us that making native plants more readily available to the people of Loudoun County was the way to make a difference in our community.

White House Natives, LLC
Luray, VA
White House Natives, located on the historic White House Farm in Luray, Virginia is dedicated to the production of quality nursery stock for the wholesale landscape industry of Virginia. Unlike most nurseries though, White House Natives is committed to only the growing and harvesting of plant materials that are native to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Wood Thrush Natives
Floyd, VA
Retail & mail order.
Our nursery is dedicated to discovering, growing, and promoting rare and unusual plants that are native to the Appalachian region. These plants are the foundation of the ecosystems that give us clean air and water while also supporting all the birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife that enrich our lives and on which we ultimately depend. They are our heritage, surviving the ancient glaciers, used and appreciated for generations by Native Americans and early colonists, grown by us, and planted by you into your garden.