Plant Native Programs

Join us to learn more about native plants, from what we're doing here to what you can do in your own space!

Butterfly on purple cone flower.

Autumn Native Plant Sale

Saturday, September 23–Sunday, October 22, daily 10 am–5 pm 

Please note that plant sales are not available after 5 pm.

Autumn is the BEST time to plant! Visit Rowe Visitor Center to select from more than 70 native perennials, shrubs, and trees to turn your yard into a pollinator and wildlife paradise!

How to Plant a Pocket Prairie: Design and Implementation 

Learn how to create your own native wildflower-filled, pollinator friendly, pocket-sized prairie in your own yard. Any successful home landscaping requires a little bit of planning. Join us as we dive into the many ways to design and sow your own prairie from seed and plug plants. Preregistration required. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $20 (includes daily admission).  

Garden tools stuck in garden mud.

Native Plant Gardeners’ Gathering 

Join us for an informal gathering for anyone interested in native plant gardening. Part learning, part support group, this social get-together is open to any level of native gardener. Grab a beer, glass of wine, or foraged cocktail from the cash bar and share your native gardening successes and woes. Preregistration required. Member adult $15; nonmember adult $25 (includes daily admission). 

Stone stairs through a lush green home garden landscape.

Home Landscape Transformations  

Learn how to utilize native plants to find ecologically-based landscape solutions. We’ll help you solve common home landscape problems. Glean ideas for your yard as Cincinnati-based ecological landscaping company, Our Land Organics, shares real world, local examples of how they’ve helped homeowners address common landscape problems with forward-thinking solutions that benefit families while supporting ecological resilience. Preregistration required. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $20 (includes daily admission).