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Native Plant Nursery

Plant Nursery

The Native Plant Nursery at Adkins Arboretum boasts the area's largest selection of ornamental native trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, and vines, all ready to take home to your garden.

We strive to offer the best quality and healthiest plants to our customers. Online sales are conducted in spring and fall. Ordering begins in March for the spring sale and in July for the fall sale.

Some of the plants grown at the Nursery are collected and propagated from locally collected seeds and cuttings. No plants are collected from the wild. Learn more about the Arboretum's native plant propagation initiative.

Plant Nursery

Neonicotinoids and Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum does not use neonicotinoid pesticides on any plant material propagated at our Nursery. Further, the Arboretum only purchases plants from reputable growers who have provided certification that their nursery product is free of that chemical.

Learn more about neonicotinoids.


From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (30 minutes)
Take U.S. 50 E to U.S. 404. Turn left onto U.S. 404 E and travel approximately 7 miles to the second stoplight at MD 480. Turn left onto MD 480 and then take an
immediate left onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum’s main entrance is 2 miles ahead on the left. Use the South Entrance, before the main entrance, to access the
Native Plant Nursery.

From the east (60 minutes)
From Route 13, take U.S. 404 W. Turn right onto MD 480 and take an immediate left onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum’s main entrance is 2 miles ahead on the left.
Use the South Entrance, before the main entrance, to access the Native Plant Nursery.