Buying Native Plants
The Preserve is the premier place in the Delaware Valley to both see and buy plants native to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the surrounding states. Come and explore the more than 700 native plant species growing in their natural habitats throughout the Preserve. Then, before you leave, stop at our nursery.
More than 200 species of high quality native plants—including perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees—are offered for sale throughout the growing season. Most perennial species we sell are propagated in our nursery from our plant collections by our nursery manager and a dedicated team of volunteers.
Look for our quality seal to know that you are buying a piece of the Preserve. The plants you buy represent local germplasm grown without harsh chemicals such as neonicotinoids. Buying Preserve-grown plants will allow you to create a more natural, sustainable and care-free garden. It is a great way to enhance your local environment, attract more native pollinating insects and birds and beautify your landscape.
The proceeds of our plant sales are cycled back into our propagation program. This enables us to both fund our informative educational programs (LINK) and support one of our primary missions—enhancing the biodiversity of our local ecosystem by placing more native plants in gardens like yours.
Our knowledgeable team of gardeners and naturalists are on hand to answer your questions and help you choose the native plants that will grow best in your gardens. Free resource material is also available, including native plant recommendations for your specific growing conditions.
Our plant sales area also features suggested native plant combinations and demonstration gardens.
So please plan on visiting us and begin to create your own native plant garden today.