Plant Sale

Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser

Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser

Event overview

Spring Native Plant Sale

The 33nd Annual Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants.

 

For over 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase some of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens and to obtain many rare plants. The Heard’s plant sale will also feature a selection of native milkweed plants.

 

Moreover, volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available in order to help you select your new plants.

Plant Sale List

Plant Sale List as of End of Day 4-23-21

Very Limited Quantities Available

(revised 4.23.21)

 

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Spring Native Plant Sale Fundraiser At a Glance

  • Native plants
  • Hard-to-find herbs
  • Well-adapted plants
  • Native milkweed plants
  • Nectar plants for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators
  • All sales tax-free
  • Free parking
  • Admission to museum not required to attend Plant Sale
  • Get free information about the available plants
  • Guests welcome to bring their own cart and carrying crates
  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines In Place (See Below)
  • Proceeds from the Spring Native Plant Sale fundraising event benefit the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Price

Museum admission is not required to attend this sale.

2022 Schedule

Pre-Sale(Members* Only)
April 29, 4 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Open to the Public
April 30, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. 
May 1, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. 

*Memberships will be available for purchase at the Pre-sale. They are also available online before the event through our Membership page. The presale event is reserved for current Heard Museum members only. As a result, guests may not be admitted.-

Additional Information & Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Gardening with Native Plants

There are a number of other benefits to using native plants in landscaping. In fact, using these plants that are naturally suited to Texas’ hydrologic issues is an excellent way to reduce supplemental watering. As a result, many of the native plant species are also better suited to Texas’ climate and provide food sources and habitat for many kinds of wildlife.

Milkweeds for Monarchs

Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies at the Spring Native Plant Sale fundraising event

The plant sale will feature a selection of native milkweed plants. Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, a species suffering from major decline in recent years, is dependent on milkweeds. This is the only plant species that their caterpillars can eat. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much of the milkweed from the landscape, leaving them with a limited food supply. Scientists believe this to be one of the causes of the Monarch population decreases. By purchasing and planting milkweed to help feed Monarch butterfly caterpillars, North Texans will be able to both help the recovery of this species and support the Heard, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

Butterfly Gardening

Learn more about gardening for butterflies and other pollinators in the Butterfly Gardening section of our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden page.

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation. The Heard is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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