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Native Plant Sales

Native plant sales are held semiannually and are conducted through online orders and timed, scheduled pickups. Ordering begins in March for the spring sale and in July for the fall sale.


For information about special orders, special pick-ups, help with plant choices for restoration projects, or pricing for nonprofits or commercial contractors, send email to

Adkins Arboretum’s container-grown native plants are guaranteed to be true to name and healthy upon purchase. Please inspect and count all plant material upon receipt. It is our aim to provide quality plant material; however, we do not give a warranty as to the future life of the plants. In rare instances, claims will be considered, and in those cases, it is mutually agreed that Adkins Arboretum’s total liability is limited to refund or replacement. 

The plant material that we offer for sale is native to the coastal plain and/or piedmont of Maryland and surrounding areas, with a few exceptions. We also offer cultivars of select native species that have characteristics desirable for many home gardens. While we try to include information about natural growing conditions and ranges in our descriptions, you may wish to research a plant’s natural range to ensure it is a good fit for your garden. 

Native plant orders are accepted based on confirmed orders from our network of growers; however, all plant material is subject to crop failures, damage by natural causes, and conditions beyond our control that may render them unavailable for purchase. If one of these instances should arise, we will contact you prior to the plant sale to arrange a replacement if possible, or otherwise will arrange for substitution or refund as requested at the time of order pickup.