Native Plant Sale 2023

Our annual Native Plant Sale is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events we run. It was conceived as a way to give our community access to a quantity and diversity of native plants rarely found in a single retail setting. Since we started this sale, we have been able to increase the number of plants we sell each year five-fold— growth that is both very rewarding to see and challenging to sustain. The sale is powered by our staff and numerous dedicated volunteers who, along with many of those who come to shop, are brimming with enthusiasm for native plants and knowledge to share.

This year we expect to have 5,000+ plants representing 100+ native species, including perennial wildflowers, ferns, grasses/ sedges, shrubs, and trees. Our sale is held on the Waltham Field Station property at 240 Beaver St in Waltham, MA. We can’t wait to see you there!

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    Our 2023 Plant List

    Download Our 2023 Plant List

    Want to learn more about the species on our list? Take a look at the new guide we are developing. It is a spreadsheet that lists the basic characteristics of each species and can be sorted by plant type, preferred light conditions, and more. This reference is still a work in progress; not all of our 2023 species have been added yet, and it includes other species we are not selling this year. We plan to keep expanding and fine-tuning it, and make it available for reference year-round on our website.

    Grow Native Plant Sale Directory

    Tips: In the lower right corner of the spreadsheet you can click on pre-sorted tabs showing sun and shade plants.

    Pictured: Woodland sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus), which we will have it in quantity at our sale!

  • Sign Up to Shop!

    You must register in advance to participate in our sale. We do this to manage crowd size and allow you to shop calmly and safely. Each shopping block lasts 60 minutes.

    Friday June 2: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm.
    Open to members at the Advocate/ Family level and above (annual gift of $60+).

    Saturday June 3: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.
    Open to all members as well as the public.

    If there are not spots left in your desired block, check again later! Slots periodically become available when existing sign-ups are cancelled.

    Sign Up Now!

    Our native tree pre-sale catalog is now available. Any member at the Advocate/Family level and above (gift of $60+) may place an order to be picked up during our active sales periods on June 2 and 3. There is no minimum order requirement, and those participating are also welcome to sign up to shop in person. Pre-orders can be placed online (see link below), and must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Thursday June 1.

    Download Tree Pre-Sale Catalog

    Place Pre-Order Online