Gardeners have a special connection to nature through their relationships with plants. Similarly, our wildlife species are connected to native plants, which they have co-evolved with. Native plants provide food and shelter essential to their survival.
The Private Land Stewardship Program can help you to:
The following resources are a starting point for gardeners. Links include Where to Purchase Native Plants, Invasive Species, Recommended Books, and Links to Learn More. You can also visit our page Native Plants for the Hopewell Valley. Please visit The Strawberry Hill Native Plant Garden as an example of a local native plant garden.
Organizations with Seasonal Sales
Many organizations hold spring and fall native plants sales.
Additional Sources for Native Plants
The following retail and wholesale nurseries are 1.5 hours or more away. FoHVOS will not coordinate orders.
Although the great majority of non-native plants used in the landscape do not cause harm to natural habitats, there are a set of non-native plants that are considered invasive. Invasive species form dense infestations that crowd out native species in our forests and meadows.
Links to Learn More
Beardtongue, a deer resistant native wildflower
Visit a Native Plant Garden!
Find inspiration and ideas for your native garden.
Native Plant Garden at Baldpate Mountain. The historic gardens at Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain were restored with all native plants, including wildflowers, shrubs, and small trees.
Summer Triangle Native Plant Gardens. Wildflowers, pollinator habitat, and ceramic sculpture - all in one native garden! Summer Triangles are located at nature preserves throughout Hopewell Township, NJ. Follow the link for details.