The Best Native Plant Society in Rhode Island


The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society’s, The Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island, is Saturday, June 4th. We specialize in species from an area known as ecoregion 59 which includes all of Rhode Island, most of Connecticut and Massachusetts and sections of New York, New Hampshire and Maine. Plants within an ecoregion are accustomed to similar environmental conditions, share plant genetics and have coevolved with our local fauna. These plants are most suited to thrive in your garden and to attract and sustain the native birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators that depend on them. Some of these species are not easy to find in the nursery trade.

We make the shopping easy for you by having over 150 different species of shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, shrubs (and more) all in one place - the URI Botanical Gardens. The nearby URI Fine Arts Center parking lot has ample parking, but smaller lots around the Botanical Garden will be open as well. Our knowledgeable experts will be on hand to offer advice. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine.

Bring a wagon (or maybe two!)

More details including a plant list (closer to the date of the sale) & campus map -

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