Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
Discover the important connection between native plants, people, and wildlife at this sixth annual event! A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for sale (cash or check only) from these regional plant nurseries: Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery, Floyd, VA; Evergreen Heritage Center, Mount Savage, MD; Go Native Tree Farm, Lancaster, PA; and the Allegany County Forestry Board, Flintstone, MD. Orders may also be placed in advance for pick-up the day of the event from some vendors. In addition to the plant sale there will be family-friendly outdoor activities and educational programs for adults, that highlight native plants and biodiversity. Guest speakers include: Vanessa Beauchamp, Professor of Biology, Towson University; Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College; and Linda Harris, Conservation Chair, Mountain Laurel Garden Club. Experts from local organizations will also be available to answer questions on native plants and other conservation topics. These include: Engage Mountain Maryland, University of Maryland Extension - Garrett County Master Gardeners, Friends of New Germany State Park, Maryland Conservation Corps, Evergreen Heritage Center, and Maryland Native Plant Society.