The Maryland Native Plant Society

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Posting Policy: Send notices of upcoming Native Plant Sales to fieldtrips @, and include a link to the part of your site with more information on the sale.

Shopping for Native Plants

How to Shop for Native Plants (PDF, ~84 KB).

We have a Shopper's Protest Card you can view and download and take with you when you go plant shopping. You can give these to the nursery growers to help to enourage them to grow the native plants you want to find, or to inform them that certain plants are invasive.

We also have a list of Native Plant Sources, which lists nurseries that state that they sell native plants. They may have sales that we do not advertise.

State and Local Giveaways and Reimbursements

The State of Maryland encourages landowners to convert a portion of their property to wildlife habitat and manage invasive species on their properties. Financial incentives may be given to landowners with properties adjacent to sensitive areas. For more information, check out The Maryland Landowner Incentive Program (LIP).

Spring and Fall, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, through its TREE-MENDOUS Marylandprogram, offers native trees and shrubs for planting on public lands.

Carroll County 

The Carroll County Forestry Board's Backyard Buffers program has FREE trees for property owners living in Carroll County. The property needs to be adjacent to a stream or other waterway. For more information, see the web site at

Montgomery County

The City of Gaithersburg's Rainscapes Rewards Program and The City of Rockville's Rainscapes Rewards Program can reimburse landowners for installing rain barrels and planting trees. Those who live outside of Rockville or Gaithersburg in Montgomery County can participate in Montgomery County's RainScapes Rewards Rebates Program.

    • 09/24/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Springfield, VA

    The Open House & Plant Sale is located at Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery.  This nursery is a unique resource for ecological restoration in the greater Washington, DC, area. Established in 2001 in Springfield, Virginia, under an agreement with the Fairfax County Park Authority, the nursery is the region's most comprehensive source of local, wild native-plant material (“local ecotypes”). The use of local ecotypes is a standard best practice in ecological restoration because that helps to safeguard genetic diversity and local adaptation in the species planted. 

    Location:  6100 Cloud Drive, Franconia Park, Springfield VA

    Access is from Franconia Road (644). From Franconia, turn north on Thomas Drive. (There is a traffic light at Thomas and Franconia. Thomas is less than half a mile east of the 395/95 intersection.) From Thomas Drive, turn right onto Meriwether Lane. Turn left onto Cloud Drive. There is a park entrance at the end of Cloud. Please park in the parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, then walk down the gravel road along the community gardens. Our nursery lies beyond the community gardens.

    For Further Information:

    • 10/15/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt Savage, MD

    Evergreen’s plants are grown on-site from seed. Evergreen will offer a 10% early bird discount on pre-orders received before October 11. Plant pre-orders will be available for pickup during the Fall Harvest event. Payment can be made by check, cash or credit/debit card.

    Attendees can try their hand at old-fashioned cider-making (bring your own apples), enjoy “flavors of fall” food samples, tour the Evergreen Museum, shop the Mt Savage 4-H Club’s Produce Booth and Evergreen Cupboard gift shop, purchase pumpkins and moms, and enjoy make and take fall crafts for children. Event proceeds benefit Evergreen’s agriculture outreach and education programs.

    Location: Evergreen Heritage Center/Farm, 15603 Trimble Road NW, Mt Savage, MD 21545

    For Further Information and plant pre-order form: or Hana Yoder,, 919-302-1408

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PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

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