Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery Species List
The Wild Plant Nursery is a working nursery focused on growing for restoration projects the DC region. 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. While we are not a garden center we do sell to homeowners to help fund our restoration work. Check out our inventory below!
The Wild Plant Nursery is located in Franconia Park at 6100 Cloud Dr. Springfield, VA 22150. When you enter Franconia Park turn right down the gravel road and you'll find us behind the community garden plots. 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
Herbaceous: Plugs (Plugs are purchased by the tray (21 or 50 cell trays) and cannot be purchased individually.)
Earth Sangha members qualify for discount prices of 25% off per pot and $0.25 off per plug. Anyone who has donated a minimum of $35 in the past year qualifies as a member. You can join at the nursery, or use our Donate page.
Species Guidelines by Habitat:
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.
The list is current as of August 2, 2021.
How to Buy Plants:
Contactless Curbside Pick-Up:
For curbside pick-up, please place your order by the end of the day Tuesday to be included in that week's queue. We'll notify you by Friday morning with your assigned pick up bay and send you an online invoice. Orders received after Tuesday will be pulled for the next week's queue.
How to order:
1. Check our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist
2. Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include both the species and quantities. Let us know if you're a member to receive the member discount!
3. We'll pull out your order in an assigned bay and notify you that it's ready to go by Friday morning. You have until the end of day on the following Wednesday to pick up your order. You can come by anytime between dawn and dusk!
4. We'll email you an invoice that you can pay online. Feel free to pick up first so you can see what you're getting!
We are currently open for in-person shopping on Sundays by appointment only. Customers must register for a 1-hour time slot before coming to shop at the Wild Plant Nursery. Click here to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/3bMc6c8
(We are not able to pull out orders for Self Service Sunday customers ahead of time. If you'd prefer curbside pickup, please email your order to email@example.com and we will add you to the queue.)
All visitors must abide by the following rules:
All volunteers and customers must be pre-confirmed either through our online volunteer sign-up or our online appointment systems.
We are following CDC guidance and Virginia law in regards to COVID precautions. We do not require masks for those who are fully vaccinated. We encourage those who are unvaccinated (or anyone who simply prefers to wear them) to continue wearing masks.
Volunteers/customers should not visit the Wild Plant Nursery if they have any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Banner: Early spring canopy over Royal Lake Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. Photo by Chris Bright.