Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery Species List
Our collection is entirely “local ecotype.” We grow all of our plants from material that we ourselves collect, with permission, from the forests and meadows of the Washington, DC, region. We propagate almost entirely from seed or spore, except for a few species that we propagate vegetatively, from dividing whole-plant rescues or cuttings.
Species Guidelines by Habitat: Looking to plant a rain garden or a dry, wooded backyard and aren't sure where to start? Check out Lisa's Habitat Guidelines below. Lisa created these general guidelines for common habitats, because we understand that sorting through our 300+ species list can very daunting.
For educators: Click here to download our Wild Garden Manual for information on how to plan your native plant garden and our discounted school kits.
Interested in visiting the Wild Plant Nursery? The Wild Plant Nursery is located behind the garden plots at Franconia Park, 6100 Cloud Dr. Springfield, VA 22150. Click here for directions. Please note that our nursery and office addresses are different.
Trees, shrubs, and woody vines: Gallon
Because our stock is mainly used for restoration work, our woodies are typically 1-2ft tall.
Herbaceous: Quart pots
$2/plug (Plugs are purchased by the tray (21 or 50 cell trays) and cannot be purchased individually.)
Earth Sangha members qualify for discount prices of $3 off per pot. Membership starts at $35 per year. You can become a member at the nursery, or use our Donate page.
In order to comply with Fairfax County Park Authority’s order to close parks to the public, we will no longer be offering our non-contact pick up order option at our Wild Plant Nursery. If you had placed an order with us for pick up that has not been fulfilled please contact email@example.com
Please note that per Governor Northam’s executive order, we will continue to offer a free non-contact delivery option for members who live in Northern Virginia (Fairfax County (and towns therein), Falls Church City, City of Alexandria, and Arlington County).
Check out our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist
Email Matt at with the plants you’d like (or just a photo of your site – we can still offer advice and help you choose plants remotely!) and include your address for delivery.
Every few days, Katherine and I will load up our truck and the trailer with all the orders we can fit and make a delivery loop.
We will drop the orders off in your drive way – please, no need to come out and greet us, just wave from a window! We want to keep this 100% zero contact.
Once we delivery your plants, we’ll send you an electronic invoice you can pay online.
This procedure will let us maintain a strong “social distancing” and means no one handles a phone, credit card, etc. while going through checkout. Before and after pulling an order our staff will vigorously wash our hands as per current Health Department guidance.
Thank you everyone for your support and we hope you all stay well! These will be challenging times for all of us, but our goal is to continue to provide our services to those in need and do our part to keep the many members of our community (staff, colleagues, donors, volunteers, and customers alike) safe and healthy.
Banner: Early spring canopy over Royal Lake Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. Photo by Chris Bright.