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Aligning your garden and landscaping to be beneficial to butterflies, pollinators, and songbirds is a great way to help support a healthy environment. Few things are as interesting and wonderful as butterflies and hummingbirds enjoying a vibrant and beautiful garden.

This year, the Institute is holding its annual native perennial plant sale entirely remotely. We have selected a beautiful array of plants that will bloom throughout the season and provide all the various food resources that butterflies, songbirds, hummingbirds, and other pollinators need to thrive. Every year, we sell out so be sure and order your plants ahead as we can’t guarantee plants will be available after May 7. You can order online at our Tidepool Shop or by downloading a printable order form, and then conveniently pick up your plants at the Institute May 14 – 15.

Many of the plants are in the gardens at either the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary or Institute for a firsthand look. You can also find photos and information about all the plants at our Tidepool Shop online.

Native Landscapes

Read about the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Gardens and the Wildflower Meadow.

To Order:

To Order – Order online at our Tidepool Shop or complete the order form here. Add up the number of plants, noting the costs and discounts, and enter the total amount of your order. Orders must be pre-paid by cash, credit card, or check made payable to The Wetlands Institute by or before May 7, 2021. We expect to sell out, so be sure to get your order in early. Order forms are available online and may be returned by fax to 609-368-3871, email to admissions@wetlandsinstitute.org, or mail to The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247.

Plants come in 1 quart or 1 gallon pot sizes (depending on species). Some plants listed may be unavailable due to losses during the growing season, also quantities of some species may be limited. Plants will be available on a first come, first served basis. If we cannot fill your order, we will recommend substitutions or offer a refund.

All native plants are nursery grown and are adapted to our area and provide food in the form of seeds, leaves, pollen, and nectar that best meet the needs of hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.