Native plants are adapted to our climate and naturally resistant to pests and diseases. They require less maintenance and have additional stormwater and wildlife advantages. This program will help you select native plants that achieve your habitat objectives. Great resources for selecting locally native plants include:
- Portland Plant List – City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
- Native Plants for Willamette Valley Yards – Metro
- Native Plant Gardening – Oregon State University Extension
- Meadowscaping – West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District’s Pacific Northwest Urban Meadowscaping Resource
Where Can I Find Native Plants?
Backyard Habitat Native Plant Sales: As a program participant, you’re invited to shop in our native plant sales, held each fall and spring. Only program participants are invited to shop and plants are steeply discounted. For more information check our quarterly E-news, the website, or ask your technician.
Retail Nurseries: The following nurseries offer discounts to program participants. Ask your technician for more information.
- Bosky Dell Natives | 23321 SW Bosky Dell Lane, West Linn, OR | Phone: 503-638-5945
- Echo Valley Natives | 18883 S Ferguson Rd., Oregon City, OR | Phone: 503-631-2451
- Cornell Farms Nursery | 8212 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR | Phone: 503-292-9895
- Pro Time Lawn Seed | 1712 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR | Phone: 503-239-7518
- Silver Falls Seed Company| 5648 Evans Valley Lp, Portland, OR | Phone: 503-874-8221
Local Plant Sales: Our region is rich with countless native plant sales each year. Check out each organization’s website for details.
- Audubon Society of Portland Spring Native Plant Sale
- Friends of Tryon Creek Native & Hardy Plant Sale
- East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
- Friends of Baltimore Woods Native Plant Sale
- Many neighborhood associations, watershed councils, and garden clubs host native plant sales as fundraisers. Check with your neighborhood groups for more information.
Designing With Native Plants
- King County offers an impressive selection of example landscape plans to help you design an attractive, wildlife-friendly garden.
- Attend a naturescaping or raingardens workshop with the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.
- Need more help naturescaping? Check out our directory of program affiliated Landscape Designers.
- Website Inspiration: The Meadow Project, Real Gardens Grow Natives, Bringing Nature Home