Local Sources of Native Plants

Oak Fern (Gymnocarpium dryopteris)

Find local sources of native plants here, including local plant sales, as well as retail, wholesale and native plant seed suppliers. This list is not comprehensive and is not an endorsement of any organization or business. It is intended to provide a starting place for your own research. For more resources including what plants to use for different conditions (sunny and dry, shady and wet, etc.), click here.

Many of the nurseries below are also listed in the Native Plant section of our Conservation Directory. You can also download a PDF version of the list below. The Backyard Habitat program (a joint project of the Audubon Society and the Columbia Land Trust) has an interactive map where you can find many of these nurseries and more.

Note: Many of the nurseries listed below do not use neonicotinoids; check this list to see if your favorite one is neonic-free!

Free Native Plant Swap!
  • SWNI Westside Watersheds Resource Center hosts an online Native Plant Swap message board where you can post what you have to share and what you are looking for, all for free!
    www.nativeplantswap.org
  • EMSWCD Virtual Native Plant Swap, a Facebook group where you can find an online community with native plants to share.
    www.facebook.com/groups/emswcdnativeplants
Native Plant discounts, coupons, and grant opportunities
  • Backyard Habitat Program: For a small sign-up fee, personal site consultations and a wide variety of discounts at many local native plant nurseries. https://backyardhabitats.org/
  • Gresham Incentive for Backyard Habitat Program enrollment: Gresham offers discounted enrollment in the BYH program, starting at $5. https://greshamoregon.gov/Backyard-Habitat-Certification/
  • Metro Yard & Garden coupons: $5 coupons good at a variety of local nurseries. https://www.oregonmetro.gov/yard-and-garden-coupon
  • City of Portland Community Watershed Stewardship Grants: $50 certificates for private landowners; more for community groups. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/43077
  • Local Native Plant Sales (seasonal or annual, arranged by date, updated regularly)
  • Clark Conservation District: Online ordering opens at 4pm November 30th, 2022, with plant pick-up February 18th, 2023.
    https://www.clarkcd.org/native-plant-sale
  • EMSWCD (that’s us!): Online ordering opens January 17th, with plant pick-up the weekend of February 18th.
    https://emswcdplantsale.com/
  • Yamhill Conservation District: Online ordering usually in January and pick-up in early March.
    yamhillswcd.org
  • Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District Online ordering in January and pick-up in early March.
    www.marionswcd.net/nps
  • Sparrowhawk Native Plants: Online ordering for spring will open in late February 2023.
    sparrowhawknativeplants.com
  • Polk Conservation District: Online ordering usually in February with pick-up in early March.
    www.polkswcd.com/plant-sale.html
  • Friends of Baltimore Woods: Online ordering and pickup usually in February-March.
    www.friendsofbaltimorewoods.org
  • Leach Botanical Garden: Spring ephemeral sales usually in early March.
    leachgarden.org
  • Washington County Small Woodlands Association: Second Saturday in March from 9am-3pm. 2023 location TBD.
    https://wcswa.com/out-reach-activities/
  • Tryon Creek Trillium Festival: Usually in April.
    tryonfriends.org
  • Hardy Plant Society of Oregon: Friday April 7th and Saturday April 8th, Westside Commons in Hillsboro
    https://www.hardyplantsociety.org/hortlandia
  • Tualatin Hills Nature Park: Usually in April and October
    www.thprd.org/events
  • Retail and Wholesale within 50 miles of Portland
    Retail and Wholesale more than 50 miles from Portland
    Wholesale or large projects only – Regional
    Retail and Wholesale Seed – Regional

    Local Places to See Native Plants in Natural Settings