Once you’re ready to embark on an ecological gardening project, your next challenge is finding high quality, locally grown plants – especially native plants. If you have a plan in mind, we can help you get the plants you need from our network of growers at reasonable prices.
One of our frustrations as gardeners and homeowners has been the struggle to match our big dreams for a more beautiful, eco-friendly landscape with our wallets. Growing from seed feels like the only economical way to make a big impact, but let’s face it: That takes more patience than most of us have.
Bulk native plant ordering gives you the chance to buy larger quantities of native plants without breaking the bank.
Minimum Orders, Availability, and Delivery
Custom native plant orders start at $300, which includes delivery to your home or project site. (Please see a list of areas that qualify for free delivery. If you’re outside this area, don’t hesitate to reach out for more info.)
Depending on the plants you’d like and the farm where we can get them, delivery ranges from two days to two weeks.
Availability depends on what we can source from our network of growers. Let us know what you want (or ask us for help figuring it out), and we’ll do our best to find it.
Are you hoping to start or expand your garden with native plants, but don’t need enough plants to meet our minimum? We may be able to add your plants to a larger order the next time we source from the relevant growers (small orders must be picked up in Collingswood). Or keep a lookout for our in-person pop-up sales and garden kit sales.
Plant Size Options & Considerations
There’s a lot to consider when planning a new garden bed or large-scale planting. We can help you make decisions that balance price and garden impact.
Please note: Exact prices and minimums depend on the supplier, species, quantities, and delivery costs. Larger orders will have lower costs per plant. Contact us for a quote.
Gallon (#1 plant pots) and Larger Perennial Containers
- Create instant impact with mature plants!
- Especially useful for ornamental grasses, which are slow to mature, or other slow-growing perennials like wild indigo.
- Higher cost per plant – best used for smaller beds, areas where an instant impact is important, or for slower-growing species to mix in with smaller-sized perennials.
- Individual specimens may be purchased.
- Cost: $8+/plant
- Most species will look great and reach mature size quickly when planted as quarts.
- Depending on planting time, most species will put on good floral display in first growing season.
- Must be ordered as full trays of either 12 or 15 per species.
- Cost: $5 and up per plant
- Smaller plants (usually just 2 inches across) but with developed root systems that can be directly planted into the ground
- Often used in larger restoration projects, and can be combined with larger sized plants to balance impact and budget
- Cheaper than full-sized plants to fill large planting areas
- Especially great for groundcovers used to cover a large area (e.g. ferns, coral bells, Allegheny pachysandra, barren strawberry)
- May take longer to reach mature size, especially for grasses
- Must be ordered as full trays of either 32, 50, or 72 per species
- Cost: $1.75+ per plant
Shrubs and Trees
- Available in gallon and larger containers, up to #7 containers (14” across, 11” deep)
- Cost: $16 and up
Custom Seed Mixes
- Most economical way to create a large-scale meadow planting
- Leads to a randomized, wild-looking landscape
- Needs to be timed properly to maximize germination rates (early spring or fall)
- Will take several years for planting to reach mature stage (though annuals and bi-annuals can be added to achieve some flowering during the first growing season).