Native Plant Sale 2018 - Gardening with Purpose: Beautiful Plants that Support Nature. Member days: Thu May 3 – Fri May 4.  Open to public: Sat May 5 – Sun May 6. Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE

Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.


Member Days**:
May 3 – 4, 2018
Thursday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
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You can also become a member at the sale.

Open to public days:
May 5 – 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

Thanks to
our sponsors


Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve***
Greenville, DE
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Please note that dogs are not permitted on this property

Payments accepted

Major credit cards
(admission is free)


Check back in April 2018

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**Members only days are open only to Members. Become a Member »
***During the Native Plant Sale, the nearby farm complex will not be open. Want to visit the farm animals and explore our trails? Check out our seasonal programs at the farm, Farm Fun Days, and Harvest Moon Festival.

Learn more about native plants

Search Gardening and Botany programs below.

Series of classes March - September

Whether you are just beginning your interest in nature, or wish to gain greater depth of understanding of local ecosystems, take advantage of this spring through fall course! Learn about the ecology of the Piedmont region and the flora and fauna that reside here during eight lectures and field trips led by experts. Each participant will complete a field and classroom notebook to become a certified naturalist.School teachers can receive 60 hours of in-service credit. View the Class Schedule Members: $200, Others: $255
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (unless otherwise noted)
03/14/2018 - 09/29/2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9 am - 2:30 pm
Call 302-239-2334 to register.

Join nationally recognized landscape designer Heather Holm and garden writer Barbara Ellis for a morning of inspiration followed by an afternoon of garden tours and a container garden craft.

9:15-10:30am Gardening for Bees and Butterflies with Heather Holm
10:45-11:45am Greener Gardens: One Step at a Time with Barbara Ellis
Noon-12:45pm Lunch and Book Signing

Pre-register for ONE of the following sessions
1-2:30pm Private Garden Tour
1-1:45pm Garden Container Workshop
1-2pm Mt Cuba Center Docent-led Tours

Also available
1- 4pm Mt Cuba Center Stroll on Your Own
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Seminar Fee: Members: $50 Others: $65
Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE 19707 302-239-2334
04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018
at: Ashland
age: Adult