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Welcome to the Native Plant Nursery
at Adkins Arboretum!

Round 2: through May 24

Orders will be processed as they are received and filled at the end of May.

Click here to order plants.

See below for details about our pickup procedure.

***Please note that you do not need an account for checkout.
If you have an account and wish to sign in, please do, but it is not a requirement.***



  1.  When you placed an order, you should have received an order confirmation email with a link for scheduling your pickup date and time slot. Orders will be prepared accordingly and will not be ready for pickup before their scheduled times. If you did not receive an email, please make sure to check your spam folder.

  2.  Arrive at the service gate at your scheduled time. If there is a person at the gate, they will radio to staff at the Nursery that you are on your way. If there is no one at the gate, please proceed slowly along the drive to the Nursery. Staff will then direct you to the appropriate parking space and your plants, identified by your name.

  3.  Load your plants and exit via the service gate.



  • Direct plant order questions and concerns to Leslie Cario at [email protected].
  • If we are unable to provide a plant that you ordered, we will notify you via email and provide the appropriate refund.
  • Direct scheduling questions to Lisa Sheehan at [email protected].


Adkins Arboretum’s container grown native plants are guaranteed to be true to name and healthy upon purchase. Please inspect and count all plant material upon receipt. It is our aim to provide quality plant material; however, we do not give a warranty as to the future life of the plants. In rare instances, claims will be considered, and in those cases, it is mutually agreed that Adkins Arboretum’s total liability is limited to refund or replacement. 

The plant material that we offer for sale is native to the coastal plain and/or piedmont of Maryland and surrounding areas, with a few exceptions.  We also offer cultivars of select native species that have characteristics desirable for many home gardens.  While we try to include information about natural growing conditions and ranges in our descriptions, you may wish to research a plant’s natural range to ensure it is a good fit for your garden. Some species have range maps, produced by the Biotia for North America Program (BONAP), included in their profile. For more information about what each color on the map represents, use this link.

Regarding online orders:  Native plant online orders are accepted based on confirmed orders from our network of growers; however, all plant material is subject to crop failures, damage by natural causes, and conditions beyond our control that may render them unavailable for purchase. If one of these instances should arise, we will contact you prior to the plant sale to arrange a replacement if possible, or otherwise will arrange for substitution or refund as requested at the time of order pickup.