Thank you for another Native Plant Sale - Plants for the Birds. Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE.  See you next year!

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.


Members only** days:
May 4 – 5, 2017
Thursday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
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Open to public days:
May 6 – 7, 2017
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)

**Members only days are open only to Members. Become a Member »
***During the Native Plant Sale, the nearby farm complex will not be open except on Saturday when you are welcome to join the fun at our Farm Fun Saturday. Want to visit the farm animals and explore our trails? Check out our Seasonal Programs, Farm Fun Days and our Harvest Moon Festival.

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for set up and sale days. Prior experience with native plants not required.

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Learn more about native plants

Search Gardening and Botany programs below.


8 Session Series: March through September

Learn to create wildlife habitat in residential gardens. Six evenings and two Saturdays including garden visits. Some homework.Call (302) 239-2334 to register.

Members: $65, Others: $85
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707

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03/22/2017 - 09/13/2017
6:00PM - 8:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
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 certified. School teachers can receive 60 hours of in-service credit.

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Members: $200, Others: $250
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (unless otherwise noted)
03/23/2017 - 09/23/2017
12:00AM - 12:00AM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
Wednesdays, Aug 9, 16, 23, 10 am - 4 pm

Are you interested in creating a beautiful native plant habitat that invites wildlife and improves water quality? Share your enthusiasm to encourage friends and neighbors to create wildlife habitat for butterflies, pollinators and birds! Join our growing community of Habitat Stewards for this interactive 3-day training which will focus on establishing wildlife habitats in the residential garden and community. Topics include site analysis, native plant selection and sustainable gardening practice. Students each receive a Habitat Steward resource notebook. For more information contact Alice Mohrman at:

Pre-register by Aug. 1, 2017. Registration is for all 3 sessions. Must attend all sessions to be certified.
Members: $65, Others: $85
Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 (302) 422 - 0847
08/09/2017 - 08/23/2017
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Adult
Conservation, botany