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While we pride ourselves on knowing as much as we can about native plants for gardeners, landscapers, botanists and the general public - there are some great resources out there that can help you on your next trip to the gardens or the great outdoors.

The Gardens

If you've found a website about plants, native flora and fauna communities, that you use again and again, please tell us about it!

We have compiled a partial list of area nurseries that sell native plants.

Native Plant Information

PLANTS Database

The USDA's P.L.A.N.T.S. database and website is extremely informative and provides details on plants growing in nearly any area of the US. Many plant records have descriptions, photos, county-level maps noting where plants may be found plus book references.

Urban Horticulture
Another excellent source of  information  on plants
North Carolina Native 
Plant Society
Garden Club of Weaverville Using native plants in your landscaping plans is good for the environment and creates wildlife-friendly habitats as well as reducing dependence on chemical fertilizers, mowing and watering.   This website offers information on native plant gardening and control of the invasive species on your property.
Mistaken Identities Native plants and their invasive Look-Alikes and an identification guide

Sources of Native Plants:  
For a complete list of area nurseries that sell native plants, click
here.  Area nurseries having websites are listed below.

Botanical Treasures Henderson County supplier of many natives

Carolina Native Nursery

Meadowbrook Nurseries (formerly We-Du Nurseries) Meadowbrook Nurseries in Marion, NC has a good selection off natives, properly grown.
Mountain Mist Nursery
Native Gardens Nursery More natives
Natural Selections Nursery Plants of the Southern Highlands
NC Native Plant Society’s list of native plant venders
Niche Gardens
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery
Red Root Native Nursery
Reems Creek Valley Nursery Nursery carries a nice selection of native plants.
Southern Heritage Nursery
Useful Plants Nursery Sustainable and ecologically grown useful plants, food and medicine plants
Woodlanders, Inc.
Mail Order Nurseries that sell native plants
Prairie Nursery Native Plants & Seeds of the Prairies, Woodlands & Wetlands
Sunshine Farm& Gardens

Invasive & Exotic Species

TNC Wildland Invasives

The TNC Wildland Invasive Species Program has a database of over 500 species of plants and animals.

NISC Website

The National Invasive Species Council provides a wealth of information.


More information on invasives.

Invasive Plant Control More information on invasives.
Mistaken Identify Invasive Plants and their Native Look Alikes

Useful Gardening Information

NC Cooperative Extension Service - Buncombe County

Excellent source of information on gardening/plants

North Carolina Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

Western North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Other Useful Links

Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Asheville Men's Garden Club

A nonprofit organization celebrating 75 years of community service in 2015.  Objectives of the club have always been education, gardening, beautification, community service and fellowship. 

Asheville Now

UNCA Library Catalog