Spring Native Plant Sales in Minnesota

It’s almost time for a new growing season! We’ve put together a list of upcoming native plant sales in the Twin Cities Metro and throughout Minnesota. Sales will be continually added as announced.

Why native plants? Native plants fortify ecosystems by supporting local pollinators and improving water quality. Well-adapted to Minnesota’s climatic conditions, native plants have robust root systems that soak up stormwater and help re-engineer soil. They require less watering and are more drought-tolerant compared to non-native plants.

Native plant sales are a great way to find a wide variety of native plants, trees, and shrubs at these sales at a relatively low cost, whether you’re looking to install a raingarden, create a pocket planting, or fortify your shoreline. Some sales offer pre-order options or require you to place an order ahead of time, so be sure to check each link for purchasing details.

 

Minnesota also has many native plant nurseries and retailers, some of which offer online ordering and delivery services. We share some of our favorites below. For a more comprehensive list, check out Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ statewide list of native plant suppliers or our Native Plants Nurseries and Retailers guide.

In addition to native plant sales and retailers, your local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) may sell native plants and trees to residents, and some offer native garden kits. Check out your local SWCD website—many are already hosting pre-orders for their annual sales!

Wherever you shop, be sure to always ask for native plants that are insecticide- and neonicotinoid-free. Plants raised with these chemicals can be harmful to bees. If you’re a Lawns to Legumes grantee selecting plants for your project, look out for non-native cultivars or “nativars,” which are not reimbursable.

Happy shopping! Once you’ve got your new plants, be sure to check out the resources in our Learn tab for project guidance, design guides, and more.

 

Spring 2024 Native Plant Sales (in chronological order):

Friends School Plant Sale

  • Friday, May 10, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday May 11, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday, May 12, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Plant Sale 

  • Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Farm at the Arb, 3210 W. 82nd St., Chaska

Little Berry Hill Farm Plant Sale

  • Order online, pick-ups days on Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th, Friday, May 17th through Sunday May 19st, and Saturday, May 25th
  • 4339 320th St W, Northfield MN 55057

Anoka County Master Gardener Plant Sale

  • Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15
  • Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 St Francis Blvd NW, Anoka, MN

Rochester Garden and Flower Club Annual Plant Sale

  • Wednesday, May 15, times TBD
  • Thursday, May 16, times TBD
  • Graham Park, Building #41, 112 Arena Dr SE, Rochester

Wild Ones Southeast Minnesota Prairie Partners Native Plant Sale

  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 N Linden St, Northfield, MN 55057

Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale

  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343

Ramsey County Master Gardener Plant Sale 

  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Aldrich Ice Arena, 1850 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109

Dakota County Master Gardener Plant Sale

  • Saturday, May 18, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Empire Shelter, 17100 Station Trail, Farmington, MN 55024

Burnsville Native Plant Market

  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337

Washington County Master Gardener Plant Sale + Garden Expo

  • Saturday, May 28, 10 am – 3:00 pm
  • Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 40th St N, Lake Elmo

Edina Wild Ones Prairie Edge Native Plant Sale 

  • Friday, May 31, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Meetinghouse Church, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436

Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo & Market – Lake Elmo (Saint Paul Audubon Society)

  • Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Note: Blue Thumb is sharing these events for informational purposes. For questions about any of the above events, please contact the event organizers.

 

Blue Thumb Partner Native Plant Nurseries (in alphabetical order):

Ecoscapes

  • Offers delivery, no retail location, dropsite option in Burnsville
  • Twin Cities Metro 

Glacial Ridge Growers 

  • Offers delivery, online store, retail location by appointment only
  • West Central (Glenwood)

Landscape Alternatives 

CC: NPS/Youth Conservation Corps

  • Offers delivery, order by phone or at retail location
  • Twin Cities Metro (Shafer)

Minnesota Native Landscapes

  • Offers delivery, online store only. Live plant orders will be processed and shipped in spring as weather and production schedules allow.
  • Statewide delivery

Monarch Joint Venture

  • Online store offering Native Plant Kits from Minnesota Native Landscapes
  • Shipping is available, orders open in spring
  • Twin Cities Metro (multiple locations)

Morning Sky Greenery

  • Online store and retail location
  • Now accepting online orders, with shipping deliveries starting late May to early June
  • West Central (Morris)

Mother Earth Gardens

  • Two retail locations, limited online selection with store pickup
  • Twin Cities Metro (Minneapolis)

Prairie Restorations

  • Online store and retail locations
  • Now shipping online orders. Live plant orders will ship as early as May 1
  • Twin Cities Metro (Princeton, Scandia, and Cloquet)