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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.

Find native plants at our plant sales

• Early Native Plant Sale  –  features spring ephemerals & early bloomers. Find us next May (2018) at the URI Spring Festival!

• June 3: Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island  – features a wide selection of perennials, shrubs, ferns & grasses.

Our plants come primarily through our Seed Starters Groups and from plants grown and donated by members and friends.  Proceeds support the work of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.

Wanted: Plants & Pots & Volunteers

See Suggested list of plants to donate 2017.  Ask us about other native plants, especially RI natives, that you wish to donate. We can help with digging and potting. We are also looking for 4 inch square pots.  These pots can be dropped  off the day of the sale.

Saturday, June 3:  People with all levels of native plant knowledge welcome. Don’t think you know enough? Sign up for  What Ferns, Grasses and Shrubs for Your Landscape?  At the sale, we place people where they are most comfortable.

Friday, June 2: People to set up or transport plants from various locations to East Farm.

email plantsales@riwps.org or call 401-353-6577 (Linda McDaniel)

Why the best?

We have …

  • over 3,500 plants — We feature natives Rhode Island plants and also have natives from New England and Eastern North America that grow well in our soils and climate.
  • 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 to attract specific kinds of pollinators or wildlife
  • locally sourced and grown Rhody Native™
  • special collector plants – Cypripedium pubescens, Cyrpridium reginae, Trillium grandiflorum ‘Flore Plenum’,
    Arisaema dracontium
  • native plant experts available to assist home gardeners find the right plant for their particular landscape setting
  • NEW this year –plant signage that includes images of bloom, growing conditions and unique features of the plant.

Bring all your friends! Bring a wagon or maybe two!

Members can shop starting at 8 am.
Not yet a member? Join now

Preview many of the specific plants that will be available: 2017 Plant List by Latin Name | 2017 Plant List by Common Name

At the sale, find dedication sections for
• shrubs, ground cover, and perennials for shade and for sun. Sun perennials are further organized by late spring|early summer and summer|fall blooming time
• Rhody Native™ plants
• plants to attract pollinators
• collector plants

Driving Directions
URI East Farm
1 East Farm Rd
Kingston, RI

What plant should I buy?

We recommend the following resources for ideas or specific details about which plants you might want to add to your landscape.

RI Native Plants for Pollinators


RI Native Plants for Birds


RI Native Plants for Butterflies


• Rhode Island Native Plant Guide

Guides for Sustainable Landscapes

Rhody Native™ Initiative

RIWPS Cultivation Notes

Our 2017 Early Native Plant Sale, May 3 at the URI Spring Festival

 Plants flourished in the rain, which neither dampened the spirits of the volunteers at our native plant sale booth nor the festival goers!

We sold over 475 plants!  Every native plant in the landscape counts.

From our archives

2016 Plant Sales