Native Plant Sales

native plant sales

Add native plants to your landscape to preserve and protect them, and to sustain the native pollinators and other wildlife that depend on them.

Our 2019 Sales

 EARLY NATIVE PLANT SALE
May 11 | 9 am – 3 pm | Casey Farm, Saunderstown, RI

BEST NATIVE PLANT SALE IN RHODE ISLAND
June 8 | 9 am – 1 pm | URI East Farm, Kingston, RI

FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE 
August 24 | 9 am – 12 pm | Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market, Cranston, RI

*please note: We only have plants available at our designated sales as we do not have sufficient space or volunteers to be able to offer them at other times.

Our plants come primarily through our Seed Starters Groups and from plants grown and donated by members and friends*. We specialize in Rhode Island native plants, including Rhody Native™ but also have New England natives and some from Eastern North America.

Proceeds support the work of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE SALES!

Lots of opportunities available! Not all tasks require knowledge about plants. For the June sale, volunteers are needed to help set up the day before and on the day of the sale. Contact us to find out how you can be helpful. Contact plantsales@RIWPS.org

*DONATING YOUR NATIVE PLANTS

We are looking for a wide variety of native plants. Some examples of those that are easy to dig and share are ferns, bloodroot, wild columbine, wild ginger, wild geranium, dolls eyes, black cohosh, phlox, Joe Pye weed, asters, Tiarella.  For more ideas check out the list of plants in the section below on the June sale. 

Questions about whether your plants are native or not? Call Sandra Thompson at 401-667-0732 or contact plantsales@riwps.org 

It is best to dig plants when they are just coming up.  If you need help digging, please let us know that, too.

Why the Best Native Plant Sale in RI?

Last year’s selection included more than 4,000 plants from over 160 different species. Closer to the sale we will be posting our plant list. Meanwhile if you would like a sense of some of the plants we tend to have at this sale see  Sun Plants bloom time May-June-July, Sun Plants bloom time August-September, Shade Plants, Trees and Shrubs. 

You will find:

  • a vast variety of native shrubs and trees as well as summer and fall blooming native perennials for shade, sun, dry and wet conditions,
  • native substitutes for invasive species and plants,
  • native plants that will attract pollinators,
  • locally sourced and grown Rhody Native™,
  • a dedicated native plant experts table to assist home gardeners find the right plant for particular landscape settings

    Bring a friend.  Bring a wagon.

    A benefit of membership is that members are welcome to shop at this sale starting at 8:00 am.  Not a member?  JOIN  NOW

    Directions to URI East Farm

Looking for ideas or details about which plants to consider for your landscape?

See our PLANTING  GUIDE PAGE for resources to help you choose the right plant for the right place!

  • The RI NATIVE PLANT GUIDE is your best source of information about some of the most sustainable Rhode Island native plants for your landscape
  •  NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY’S PLANTFINDER covers plants found in all the eco regions across the area. Both are searchable by a variety of characteristics  e.g.  plant size and growing conditions.  Check out the GREAT IMAGES!

Also learn about RIWPS cultivation notes, the  Native Rhody Project, which focuses on growing locally sourced seed as well as other resources, e.g. for attracting pollinators and birds, site designs …

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