Native Plant Sale

We have run our Native Plant Sale since 2015, and are proud of its growth. Powered by demand from our community and the hard work of our staff and volunteers, it has become one of the largest sales of its kind in New England. Traditionally, in a "normal" year, we offer a pre-ordering option for members and a public one-day sale open to all. This allows us to bring to market well over 100 species of native plants, ranging from small trees and shrubs, to perennials, grasses and ferns. In spring 2020, because of COVID-19, we re-tooled the sale to be advance order only with socially distant plant pick-ups, and we sold more than 4,000 plants, solely through the pre-order option.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on our sale this year. Nursery availability is even more limited than it has been in the past, and it has been difficult to get commitments from our suppliers for the delivery of the exact quantities and species that our advance order process requires. This reality, coupled with our small staff that has been working remotely for much of the past year, has made it necessary to re-tool the sale again! Please bear with us as we adapt to all of these circumstances. We sincerely hope for a "new normal" in 2022— to be able to return to our traditional pre-order option for members and a lively general sale day open to the public. Meanwhile...

  • Our New Format for 2021

    We are excited about a sale that brings back the benefits of live shopping and the associated interaction with our knowledgeable volunteers who can help with species selection. We are working hard to source as wide a selection of native plants as possible.

    All members at the Advocate/ Family level and above are invited to attend. To help ensure a safe and comfortable sale experience for everyone, we are dividing our sale days into 90 minute shopping blocks. To participate, you must pre-register in advance for a specific time block between Wednesday, June 9 and Friday, June 11. Although we are not able to take advance orders this year, there will be no minimum purchase requiredWe are excited to have a fabulous variety of species available again this year, and we are structuring the plant inventory to even out availability within the three day period so that all who attend will have a good opportunity to select from a wide variety of perennials and shrubs.
     
    If you are a member at the Advocate/Family level or above, sign up here for your time slot.  We look forward to seeing you!

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    Anticipated Species for 2021

    We are delighted to announce that we will have over 4,000 plants representing 100+ native species, including perennial wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs, and even a few trees. Our availability includes several ecologically valuable but hard-to-find native species that we have had custom-grown specially for our sale, including Oenothera fruticosa (Narrow-leaved evening primrose), Penstemon hirsutus (Northeastern beardtongue), Monarda punctata (Spotted beebalm), Solidago caesia (Bluestem goldenrod), and others!.

    Photo: Monarda punctata