Annual Native Plant Sale
How it works:
Every year, the Conservation District purchases a large order of plants from the PMC to sell at our annual plant sale. The decision of what to supply, and how much, is based both on sales from the previous year, and what is available to us depending on the cultivating success of certain species that year. Sometimes these plants are species that are grown on-site and some are brokered stock, which means that they are contracted out and grown elsewhere. The plants are kept in the cold storage at the PMC until the day of the plant sale. You might have noticed that our plant sale pickup date is earlier this year. We've been receiving requests to have earlier pickup days so people can get their plants in the ground sooner. This gives the plants a little more time to settle in and adjust, giving them a better chance to survive the earlier drier summers we've been having.
Purpose of the Plant Sale:
The purpose of the plant sale is to promote natural resource conservation by providing quality, conservation-grade plants at wholesale prices to the public for use in conservation-related projects. Some examples of conservation projects include erosion control, riparian restoration, reforestation, backyard habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and wildfire mitigation. Proceeds from the plant sale help fund youth education efforts.
This sale is self supporting. We ask that you please be patient with the staff and our volunteers who work very hard to make the sale run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible for our customers. Each year holds new challenges and we do our best to adjust and accommodate for them. The Conservation District welcomes suggestions on how we can improve the process on sale days. Thanks again for your patience.
2024 Annual Plant Sale
To sign up to receive a notice in your email when the store opens for sales: Subscribe to Mailchimp notice. The online store will open December 1st for browsing. All items will say out of stock, they will remain out of stock on the website until January 8th, when the store goes live. Opening the store for browsing allows our clients to plan and learn about the native plant selection, prior to the opening date. If you need more information on specific plant requirements, visit our Native Plants page.
Plant orders will be packaged and waiting for you at The Plant Materials Center in Bow.
How do I order plants?
Online Pre-Order will begin January 3rd, 2023 at 10AM. Please sign up for our mailing list to be alerted when we open up the sale. All plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Quantities are limited and many species will sell out so please order early.
Where do I pick up my plants?
All orders must be picked up on Saturday, March 18th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Plant Materials Center.
*Any plant orders not picked up will be donated to local restoration projects.*
WACD Plant Materials Center
16564 Bradley Rd
Bow, WA 98232
How big are the plants?
Your plants will be bare root. This means they will not be coming in a pot, but rather a compact bundle that will be packed in a convenient bag for travel.
What is the minimum order?
Plants come in bundles and for bundling purposes, the minimum plant order is $50 before taxes.
What if the plants are sold out?
We are sorry we sold out of plants. Please consider other options in the list below.
Returns and Changes
All sales are final, we do not accept product returns or changes. If you have made an order and would like more plants, please place another order. If we cannot fill part of your order due to a shortage from the nursery, a plant substitution or refund will be offered.
We do not offer any guarantee regarding the survival of the plants. Generally, you can expect about 10-20% plant mortality, however this can vary depending on how plants are handled after pick-up, site conditions, and species. For best survival please visit our native plant page.
*Due to the fragile nature of bare-root plants, any plants not picked up on the day of sale will be contributed to local agencies and non-profit organizations for the benefit of the public. No refunds will be issued for plant orders not picked up.*