Native Plant Sales

May 7, 2022 | Casey Farm, Saunderstown, RI
Over 1,000 more native plant will be finding their way into the landscape

June 4, 2022 |URI, Kingston, RI

more details below including the plant species list, which will be available closer to the sale date

August 27, 2022 | Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | Cranston, RI


Proceeds support the work of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

Please also know that we do not offer plants for sale beyond our specific sale-day events.

native plant salesWe specialize in plant species exclusive to the area known as ecoregion 59 which includes all of Rhode Island, most of Connecticut and Massachusetts and sections of New York, New Hampshire and Maine. Plants within an ecoregion are accustomed to similar environmental conditions, share plant genetics, and have coevolved with our local fauna. They are best suited to thrive in your gardens and to attract and sustain the butterflies, bees, birds and other pollinators that depend on them.

Our plants come through our Seed Starters groups. Plants we buy are from sources that grow their plants from seeds as local as possible. For donated plants, we remove the soil from the roots, rinse the roots and then the plant is placed in a sterile potting medium as a precaution to minimize the spread of Asian jumping worms.

Add beauty to your garden. Foster the diversity of  the native plants in our local ecosystems along with the native pollinators, birds and other creatures dependent on them.

Our largest sale, The Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday,  June 4.

Select from over 150 species native to Rhode Island and ecoregion 59 to which it belongs.  Choose from an extensive range of wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, ferns and more! Many of our species can be hard to find  in the nursery trade as they are not only local to our ecoregion  but also are straight species (vs cultivars.)

Our experts will be on hand to help you select the plants most appropriate for your landscape needs.

Our location this year is at the URI Cooperative Extension Botanical Garden. There is ample parking at the Fine Arts building and the smaller lots around the Botanical Garden will be open as well.

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Note: As a benefit of membership, members can begin shopping at this sale starting at 8 a.m.  Not yet a member?  Join Now (This benefit does not apply to our other plant sales, which are a part of larger events where the opening time is set by the venue)

Bring a wagon (or maybe two)!

Which native plants are most suitable for your landscape?

Your best source of information about some of the most sustainable Rhode Island native plants for your landscape

Covers plants found in all the eco regions across the area.

Both guides are searchable by a variety of characteristics  e.g.  plant size and growing conditions.

See additional resources for plants that would be right for your needs!

Check out the additional resources on our Plants Guide Page.  Learn about ecological gardening, RIWPS cultivation notes, as well as other information, e.g. attracting pollinators and birds, site designs …

From our archives

After 2 years of May and June online plant sales we are delighted to return to seeing you and being able to answer all your questions about our plants!