You have done the research and want to start incorporating native plants to the Capital Region in your garden. We have done some of the digging for you by providing a list of local nurseries in the area. Please note that sourcing natives is quite tricky and leaves nurseries limited to what they can offer. We have done our best to pre-screen these establishments. However, it is strongly recommended that you keep the New York Flora Atlas website ready when you shop just to ensure the plant is native to our area. Have a conversation with the salesperson and ask if they sell cultivators or use pesticides. This will just give you higher success later!
Located in Troy just East of Albany. Please use their website to place an order for the plants they currently have in stock. They do offer free delivery to Albany, Schenectady, and Troy but may be able to set up a pick up or delivery with a fee. Keep an eye on their website to see if they will be at any pop-up shop.
About 34 minutes North of Albany, 209 Brundige Road Valley Falls NY 12185. Does not sell seeds but does have plants, shrubs, and trees available. Set up an appointment before going and Dawn will give you a tour of her own garden or bring pictures of yours. Provided you buy plants, Dawn will give you free advice on what to buy and where to plant. If you want someone else to do the digging for you Dawn has a landscaping company that uses her plants.
About 37 minutes North of Albany, 422 Northline Rd, Ballston Spa NY 12020. Does sell seeds and plants. They can also provide design advice and landscaping if you want someone to do the work for you.
About 42 minutes West of Albany, 219 Middle Road, Schoharie, NY 12157. Karin Savio has vegetables, herbs, flowers including natives. “Sustainable, diverse agriculture for your own backyard.”
About 46 minutes East of Albany, this is in Massachusetts please go to their website for detailed directions including coordinates to the nursery. They offer seeds, plants, shrubs, and trees. While they do have designers on staff they may be too far of a distance to offer services to the Capital Region.
About 1 hour 9 minutes South of Albany, 4737 Route 209, Accord, NY 12404. This site offers a wide variety of seeds and a few natives. Primarily they mail seed packets to you but on occasion, they have events to attend in person.
About 1 hour and 30 minutes South of Albany, 607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson NY 12446. Make sure to check their website as they are open seasonally and the inventory is always in flux.
About 1 hour and 36 minutes East of Albany, 128 North Street, Whately, MA 01373. Another out-of-state nursery that provides plants, shrubs, and trees. While they may provide landscaping services we are not within the zone.
About 1 hour and 44 minutes West of Albany, 607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson NY 12446. Do not let the name fool you, they started with Ferns but have expanded to other native plants, shrubs, and trees.
As you may have noticed there is room for more nurseries selling natives in the Capital Region. If you have contacts at any of the locally owned nurseries please encourage them to provide straight native species. If they would like help in providing these offerings, send them our way we are happy to help. They can use the form on our Leadership page to contact us.