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Archewild Native Nursery
Mark Brownlee, 2191 Hillcrest Road, Quakertown, PA 18951
Tel: 855/752-6862
E-mail: contact@archewild.com
Web: www.archewild.com
Saturdays only by appointment. We are wholesale but can accomodate visitors.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
PO Box 685, New Hope, PA 18938
Tel: 215-862-2924
E-mail: bhwp@bhwp.org
Web: www.bhwp.org
Established in 1934 to preserve Pennsylvania native flora, the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve features woods, meadows, ponds and the waters of Pidcock Creek. Native wildflowers, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines grow along 26 interlinked trails. Trail maps and weekly guides to floral displays are available. The Preserve Building houses nature displays, an observation area of the bird feeding station and a gift shop.

Brandywine Conservancy Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens
Route I, PO Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Tel: 610-388-8327
E-mail: gardens@brandywine.org
Web: www.brandywinemuseum.org/gardens.html
Surrounding the Brandywine River Museum, wildflower and native plant gardens feature indigenous plants of the greater Brandywine region displayed in natural settings. These gardens were originally designed to screen parking areas and to provide borders around the museum. The plants are selected to provide year-round enjoyment. In addition to woodland, wetland and meadow settings, a rainwater detention basin provides wetland habitat and cleanses parking lot runoff.

Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes Partnership
Penn State Cooperative Extension
112 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402
Tel: 717-840-7408
Fax: 717-755-5968
Web: www.maescapes.org
A non-profit organization of Master Gardeners committed to educating the public about the importance of restoring and preserving Mid-Atlantic ecological landscapes, native plants and their communities by demonstrating landscaping principles, processes and practices that are beneficial, responsible and sustainable. Hosts a Native Plant Festival in the spring, a summer Tour of Native Gardens, and a Native Plant Sale in the fall.

Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve
Holtwood Environmental Preserve Office
9 New Village Rd., Holtwood, PA 17532
Tel: 800-354-8383
Web: www.pplweb.com/holtwood/things+to+do/shenks+ferry+wildflower+preserve.htm
A wildflower sanctuary preserved by Pennsylvania Power & Light. More than 73 species of wildflowers bloom from mid-March until the end of May.


Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
PO Box 414, Exeter, RI 02822
Tel: 401-789-7497
E-mail: office@riwps.org
Web: www.riwps.org
Publications: WildfloraRI, a biannual newsletter with an array of articles on native plants and their habitats and preservation.


Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Tel: 843-237-4218, 800-849-1931
Fax: 843-235-6039
E-mail: info@brookgreen.org
Web: www.brookgreen.org
Gardens cover 9,100 acres, from Atlantic Ocean beach front to riverbanks of the Waccamaw. Wildlife park. Walk the trails under a canopy of oaks to view more than 2,000 varieties of native flowers, shrubs, and trees spread across 300 acres cultivated for an abundant, natural effect. March and April are popular months to visit and see azaleas and dogwood in bloom.

South Carolina Native Plant Society
PO Box 491, Norris, SC 29667
E-mail: bill.stringer@scnps.org
Web: www.scnps.org


Great Plains Native Plant Society
PO Box 461, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Tel: 605-745-3397
E-mail: info@gpnps.org
Web: www.gpnps.org
Publications: a newsletter.


Appalachian Native Plants Inc.
676 Waddell Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683
Tel: 423-727-4264
Appalachian Native Plants Inc. is dedicated to demonstrating and prodividing eduction in preservation, propagation and production methods of Native Ornamental plant species and sustaniable/organic food, as well as supporting the regional agricultural economy.

Nashville Natives
7443 Liberty Road, Fairview, TN 37062
Tel: 615-579-7146
We grow pesticide free native plants for native landscapes and pollinator gardens. Our native wildflowers are available at Whole Foods Markets in middle TN and we also provide pesticide free native wildflower seeds via our sister website www.plantsforpollinators.com. Nashville Natives is open by appointment and has an annual spring and fall plant sale which is announced on our website and Facebook page.

Tennessee Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 159274, Nashville, TN 37215
E-mail: info@tnps.org
Web: www.tnps.org
Publications: A fieldguide entitled Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern

Tennessee Natural Areas Program
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
401 Church St., 7th Fl. Annex, Nashville, TN 37243
Tel: 615-532-0431
Web: www.state.tn.us/environment/na/natareas/
Forty-seven designated state natural areas, all remnants of natural Tennessee landscapes. Many areas are the last refuge for rare and endangered plants and animals, as well as exemplary plant communities that were once widespread. Includes Bay's Mountain Park, Dunbar Cave, Piney Falls, Reelfoot Lake, Short Springs and Virgin Falls.

Tennessee Naturescapes, LLC
Lori McAlister
2131 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton, TN 37716
Tel: 865-730-3122
Email: info@tennesseenaturscapes.com
Web: www.tennesseenaturscapes.com
%Native: 95

Warner Parks Nature Center
7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Tel: 615-352-6299
E-mail: wpnc@nashville.gov
Web: www.nashville.gov/parks/wpnc
Part of 2,681-acre Warner Park. Resource Library and Natural History Museum, 12 miles of trails, small pond, bird nesting and observation areas, field trips and self-guided tours. Park contains more than 110 species of trees and shrubs.


Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center
HC 70, Box 375, Terlingua, TX 79852
Tel: 432-424-3327
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/barton/barton.htm
Founded as a native Chihuahuan Desert garden. Exotics were added later, but now Texas Parks & Wildlife is restoring the gardens to all-native. A walk through the botanical garden allows visitors to observe the native plants of the Chihuahuan Desert. The museum is self-guiding, though tours for groups can be arranged.

Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
Hwy 118, Fort Davis, TX 79734, or PO Box 905, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Tel: 432-364-2499
E-mail: choyt@cdri.org
Web: www.cdri.org
Largest collection of Chihuahuan Desert cacti and succulents on display anywhere in the world, a 20-acre arboretum, hiking trails and exhibits. A wildflower identification station is planned.

Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338
Tel: 281-443-8731
E-mail: mercerarboretum@hcp4.net
Web: www.hcp4.net/mercer
Mercer maintains genetically representative samples of seeds and living plants that are most critically endangered in the Gulf Coast region. The collection serves as insurance against extinction in the wild and is a source of material for research and education. One of 25 gardens in the U.S. that maintains endangered species. The Native Plant Garden includes a primitive area. Habitats represented include piney woods, gulf prairies and marshland and post oak savanna.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739-1702
Tel: 512-232-0100
Web: www.wildflower.org
Publications: a quarterly newsletter. Gardens, nature trail and indoor exhibits feature native plants thriving in formal and natural settings. Plantings attract native birds. Hummingbird garden, picnic area, hiking meadow. Research library, gift shop, cafe, classes, guided tours.

Native Plant Society of Texas
PO Box 3017, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-1929
Tel: 830-997-9272
Web: www.npsot.org/
Publications: bimonthly newsletter.

Native Prairies Association of Texas
2002 - A Guadalupe St. PMB 290, Austin, TX 78705-5609
Tel: 512-480-3059
E-mail: contact@texasprairie.org
Web: www.texasprairie.org/
Publications: The Texas Prairie Journal, and a newsletter.

River Bend Nature Center
2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
M-F, 8am-4pm
Tel: 940-767-0843
Fax: 940-767-0843
Web: www.RiverBendNatureCenter.org
The Ruby N. Priddy Nature and Butterfly Conservatory features native plants of five ecoregions of Texas and Oklahoma as well as live butterflies native to the region. Perched atop a high bluff overlooking some 13 acres of riparian woodland, The Ruby is River Bend's crown tool in meeting our mission of connecting people with nature. A non-profit community service organization for over 10 years now, our facilities also include a native plant terrace, prairie pathway and community children's garden as well as paved and primitive trails through our woodland. By the end of 2008, we will open our new Bryant Edwards Learning Center to further extend our on-site and outreach educational programs.


Utah Native Plant Society
P. O. Box 520041, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0041
E-mail: unps@unps.org
Web: www.unps.org

Natural Resources Conservation Service
125 South State Street, Rm 4402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Tel: 801-524-4550
Web: www.ut.nrcs.usda.gov
Provides a Backyard Conservation Program kit that contains a booklet, video, and other helpful material.


Vermont Master Gardener Program
University of Vermont, 105 Carrigan Drive, Hills Building, Burlington, VT 05405-0082
Tel: 800-639-2230
E-mail: master.gardener@uvm.edu
Web: www.uvm.edu/mastergardener


County of Albemarle, Virginia
Runs the Piedmont Virginia Native Plant Database, a searchable database found at www.albemarle.org/nativeplants/.

Eastern Native Plant Alliance
PO Box 6101, McLean, VA 22106

Green Spring Gardens Park
4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312
Tel: 703-642-5173
Web: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/PARKS/gsgp/
Twenty-seven-acre public park dedicated to preserving the area's horticultural, historical and natural resources. Virginia Native Plant Trail. More than 20 different gardens. Walking tours on 1/4-mile brick walkway, forested paths and pond edges.

Orland E. White Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620
Tel: 540-837-1758, Ext. 0
Web: www.virginia.edu/blandy
The farm is located on Route 50, 10 miles east of Winchester, VA in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. This 170-acre Arboretum features over 8,000 specimen trees and shrubs as well as several ornamental gardens. The Nancy Larrick Crosby Native Plant Trail is a half-mile interpretive walk featuring woodland, meadow and wetland plants that are native to Virginia. Open daily from dawn to dusk. FREE admission. Guided tours for groups are available by prior arrangement. Lectures and workshops scheduled throughout the year. Annual plant sales are held Mother’s Day weekend and Columbus Day weekend.

Virginia Native Plant Society
400 Blandy Farm Lane #2, Boyce, VA 22620
Tel: 540-837-1600
E-mail: vnpsofc@shentel.net
Web: www.vnps.org
Publications: a newsletter. A not for profit membership organization with the mission to preserve the native plants of Virginia and their habitats.



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