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Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

  • 05/13/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Germany State Park, Garrett County
Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the fourth annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for SALE ALL DAY! (cash or check onlyPlease contact the nurseries directly, if you wish to place an order ahead of time. Be sure to let them know you will be picking the plants up at the Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!
Go Native Tree Farm

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Mount Savage Farm & Nursery

Mount Savage, Maryland

Wood Thrush Natives
Floyd, Virginia

Educational programs geared for adults & teens!

  • Propagating Native Plants: How, When, & What at 10:30 am - Ashley Bodkins, Faculty  Extension Assistant, UME
  • American Chestnut Restoration in the 21st Century: Approaches & Opportunities for Action at 11:00 am - Katia Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory
  • Thomas Jefferson: Advocate for Native Plants at 12:00 pm - Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Landscaping with Nativesat 1:30 pm - Ian Caton, Owner/Operator, Wood Thrush Natives
  • Moon Gardens at 2:30 pm - Ashley Bodkins, Faculty Extension Assistant, UME

Family-friendly activities!

  • Birds & Blooms at 10 am - discover birds and wildflowers during this easy walk
  • Let’s Pull Together at 12 pm - pull garlic mustard to save an endangered butterfly
  • Alien Invaders at 2 pm - search for exotic invasive plants during this easy walk
  • Scavenger Hunt all day - find native plants with special features and win a prize)
Experts from local organizations will help answer questions on native plants & other conservation topics all day! 
New Germany State Park & the Western Mountains Chapter of MNPS are co-sponsoring this FREE event. Your support of participating native plant nurseries through your plant purchases is deeply appreciated! Drinks & snacks will be available for purchase but feel free to bring your own picnic lunch. For more information visit or

Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event.

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PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

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