Local Sources for Native Plants
Avoid "treated" plants or seed which will contain pesticides.
Wild Gardens Nursery Cortlandt Manor, NY
Sales of native plants in May/June and September/October.
Rosedale Nurseries Hawthorne, NY
A good selection of native species, with informational signs on their needs and habits. Also offers landscaping design services.
Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center Yorktown Heights, NY
An organic farm and educational center that also offers native plants grown from locally harvested wild seed. Worth a visit!
Nature’s Cradle Eastchester
Carries natives and non-natives. Offers advice on organic practices and native plant landscaping.
Visit Wild-life friendly Garden Ideas
Nearby Native Plant Gardens for Inspiration:
Olivia’s Butterfly Garden The Nature Preserve on Archer Place, next to Tuckahoe Elementary School at intersection of Bronxville, Tuckahoe, and Eastchester. A beautiful border garden using pollinator plants. The Nature Preserve website lists the plants used in the garden.
The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College
Established native plant gardens demonstrate how natives can be used in a decorative way. Offers an annual spring plant sale and classes on native gardening at Go Native U.
New York Botanical Garden
Along with their beautiful, large native landscape area, the garden also offers many classes on native plants, ecology, and organic gardening.
Untermeyer Gardens Conservancy
Historic park overlooking the Hudson River in Yonkers, with trails through many gardens.
Greenburgh Nature Center
Has a native plant meadow, butterfly house, forest trails.
Old Croton Aqueduct Visitor Center & Kiosk
Recently installed pollinator garden just north of the trail at Walnut Street.
Recently restored wildflower meadows.
Motivation For Planting For Wildlife
By the National Wildlife Federation
“Redefining Curb Appeal”
Garden design is evolving towards a more natural look, which makes a big difference in water use for municipalities, and restores lost habitat to suburban areas.
“Impact of Wildlife Gardens”
Why it is important for homeowners to provide wildlife habitat. Several studies have shown the positive impact of residential gardens designed for wildlife on regional biodiversity.