Native plants in your backyard
CNC prides itself on being a leader in Georgia for plant conservation, especially for native pollinator plants. Whether your interest is in gardening, horticulture, education, or science, CNC will keep you engaged with nature.
>> Online Native Plant Sale <<
UPDATE 3/27: The plant sale is currently closed. We have the last group of invoices to send out and due to the overwhelming response we realize that we have some issues to work out. We have added more staff to the project and we are working on it. The next round of plants will be coming soon with a much better tracking and invoice system. Thank you so much for your support of the plant sale and the nature center at this time. Stay tuned!
The spring native plant sale has moved online! In an effort to provide gardeners and families an opportunity to get outside and work in their gardens we have moved the plant sale online. There are shade, sun, and vegetable plants available for you to purchase. You will receive an invoice and payment instructions by email, as well as details on the drive thru pick up process. Order and pay before Friday and you will have the plants you need to work in the garden this weekend! The online sale will continue as long as plants are available and it is safe to pick up.
Click the order form below for a plant listing and additional ordering instructions. To be able to group the plants by sun, shade, and vegetable you will need to enter basic contact information in the first section to see the plant listing. No information will be saved until you select “submit” at the end of the form.
From humble beginnings with only a small shade garden in front of the old Discovery Center, the gardens have grown to cover almost 3 acres displaying over 600 native plants from Georgia. Many of these important native plants are beneficial to wildlife.
As a member of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA), the Chattahoochee Nature Center is involved in several projects. Most recently, we have been growing the federally endangered Alabama Leather flower, a plant only recently discovered in Georgia. In the wild, there are only five small patches left in Georgia and we are propagating this plant from divisions and cuttings in order to return them to their native habitat.
>> annual native plant sale <<
Native Plants are more than just beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, and ground covers. They add diversity, attract native insects, feed birds and mammals, and are easy to care for. Once established, they use less water and they don’t need the chemical additives that can pollute water, while also being sustainable. Make your grounds beautiful and sustainable with native plants to attract nature – go native! Native plant sale happens twice a year in March and September. Proud to partner with Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.