Why should you plant native flowers, shrubs and trees in your yard?

  • Native plants are more likely to survive and thrive.
  • Once established, native plants are easy to maintain, use less water and look gorgeous.
  • Native plants provide food and shelter for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.
  • Your yard can become a much needed natural space for urban wildlife—and a safe resting spot for migrating animals like birds and Monarch butterflies.
  • Your native garden will become an important part of saving our local, natural beauty by stopping invasive plants from taking over our lands.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the importance of planting native!

A spicebush swallowtail butterfly enjoys a sip from a wild bergamot flower.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Friday, September 20—Saturday, October 20

10 am—5pm; daily

Fall is one of the best times to plant. The soil is still warm from summer, which allows roots to establish themselves and the cooler air temps help with growth. Put together, that means for the best spring blooms, fall is the time to plant!

Beginning on Friday, September 20, come out to The Nature Shop at the Rowe Visitors Center to stock up on some native plants From herbs to wildflowers, from grasses to trees, our Native Plant sale has everything you need to create your own bright and beautiful garden, while providing a wonderful habitat for butterflies, birds and other local wildlife.

All plants come from the nurseries at Cincinnati Nature Center, Someday Farms, Grant's Farm and Garden, and Keystone Nursery. Plants will be restocked throughout the sale. Check back soon for a partial list of available plants!