Philadelphia Area Native Plant Nurseries and Sales

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica). Photo courtesy

Philadelphia area native plant nurseries carry a wide selection of plants for local garden and landscaping needs. Whether you can creating public roadway medians, backyard butterfly gardens, or schoolyard pollinator gardens, these long established native plant sales and nurseries are great resources.

Why Native Plants?

Basically, it is the community of indigenous or native plants which create an functioning, natural ecosystem. A collection of non-native plants is just a botanical garden. Yes, plants and animals feed and support each to a limited extent, but not as a fully harmonious, balanced community.  No one can explain it better than Doug Tallamy the entomologist who wrote the books, Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Last Best affiliate links pays a commission to support this blog at no extra cost to you. 

Doug Tallamy’s website: Home Grown National

Philadelphia Area Native Plant Nurseries

This listing is not an endorsement of the organizations. I have purchased native plants from many these places though.

Bartram’ Gardens
54th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
phone: 215.729.5281

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
P.O. Box 685, New Hope, PA 18938-0685
phone: 215.862.2924

Temple University – Ambler Campus
Ambler Campus Greenhouse
May 7, 10 am – 3 pm
phone: 267.468.8001 or

Schuylkill Center
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128
phone: 215.482.7300
Annual Native Plant Sale features over 100 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers for sun and shade, grasses, ferns, and vines.

This nursery sells native plants all-year around.

Redbud Native Plant Nursery
Contact: Catherine Smith
1214 N. Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
phone: 610.358.4300


Buy seeds

Botanical Interests helped to grow my happy place.

Botanical Interests carries seeds of some common native plants, particularly pollinator and butterfly plants. (This affiliate links helps to support this blog. If you purchase items through the link, I earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)

Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)


Wholesale Only!

Octoraro Native Plant Nursery
6126 Street Road
KIrkwood, PA 17536

Tickseed in my garden.

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  1. Thanks for this handy list! Redbud Nursery was great to me last spring. Staff took time to show me around, make suggestions, & help me pick appropriate plants.

    • Thanks for the feedback Scott. I find the staff very helpful, too. I like that fact that the nursery only carries plants native to the mid-Atlantic region. And the staff knows their plants!

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