Note: We are currently offering a modified plant sale. Please click here to find out more.

We grow native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, vines, and ferns in our nursery and greenhouse right here at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Plant Sales are Back!

The garden may be closed but you can still buy great native plants from our nursery and, in doing so, help support our organization!

How to Purchase Plants from NCBG


1.  Check out the list of plants that are currently available here. Note that at the top of the spreadsheet there is a link to a page where you can learn about the size, shape, and cultural requirements of the plants on the list.

2.  Email your order to our nursery manager, Matt Gocke at Pro tip: you can download a copy of the spreadsheet, add the quantities you want to each line, and email the whole thing to Matt.

3.  Wait – Expect a one-week turnaround from placing your order to picking up your plants. Our nursery staff will review your email to make sure that we have everything you requested and answer any questions.

4.  Once they have finalized your order, Matt will email you to schedule your pickup time (currently available on Tuesdays and Fridays), directions to where plant pickup occurs, and a copy of your invoice.

5.  Pay – At this time, we can only accept payment by check and by mail. Instructions will be included in your confirmation email.

6.  Pick up, plant, and enjoy!

Daily Plant Sale

Open from March through December in the pavilion outside the Garden Shop, our Daily Plant Sale features a rotating selection of southeastern native plants grown right here at the NCBG nursery. All proceeds from the Daily Plant Sale return to the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Check back in March for a list of plants for sale - you can check our inventory online before you visit!
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members' Morning: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Public Sale: 12-4 p.m.

Celebrating North Carolina's native plants, this springtime event features southeastern native plants from our own nursery and several local nurseries. Admission is free and open to the public.
Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2020

Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall is for planting! And with nearly 200 species of southeastern native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, vines, trees, and ferns to choose from, you'll be ready to hit the ground running! Garden members enjoy a special plant sale preview party on Friday evening with discount on plant purchases, live music, and refreshments.

Policy on the Sale of Rare Plant Species

We will only sell rare plants, determined by the global and state status categories of The Nature Conservancy and the
NC Plant Conservation Program, if the assessment shows that there is the potential for little or no harm to conservation goals.