Thank you for another Native Plant Sale - Plants for the Birds. Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE.  See you next year!

Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.


Members only** days:
May 4 – 5, 2017
Thursday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
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Open to public days:
May 6 – 7, 2017
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

Thanks to
our sponsors


Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve***
Greenville, DE
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Please note that dogs are not permitted on this property

Payments accepted

Major credit cards
(admission is free)

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***During the Native Plant Sale, the nearby farm complex will not be open except on Saturday when you are welcome to join the fun at our Farm Fun Saturday. Want to visit the farm animals and explore our trails? Check out our Seasonal Programs, Farm Fun Days and our Harvest Moon Festival.

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Volunteers are needed for set up and sale days. Prior experience with native plants not required.

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Learn more about native plants

Search Gardening and Botany programs below.

Friday, October 20, 9 am - 4 pm

Enjoy a tour of northern New Castle County to see some of the biggest trees of their kind in Delaware, and hear about local history at the properties we will visit. Learn the proper way to measure a "Champion" tree and walk some of the area's most beautiful and historic sites. Your leaders are well-versed in nature and history, so you will get the best of both worlds on this unique and interesting field trip. Receive a free copy of the book "The Big Trees of Delaware". Led by Joe Sebastiani and Aaron Ferguson, Interpretive Manager at Auburn Heights Preserve.

Members: $20, Others: $30
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707, Van transportation provided
10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017
9:00AM - 4:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Sunday, Oct 22, 1 - 3pm

Transform raw veggies into fermented delights using the bounty of the farm's gardens. Harness the bio-processing power of bacteria to bring out tangy flavors or a sharp crunch! Materials and veggies included. Led by David Lorom

Member: $20, Others: $26
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807

10/22/2017 - 10/22/2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult 21+
Botany, Cooking, Gardening/Farming
Saturday, Dec 9, 1 - 4pm

In true homesteader fashion, you'll make soap from ingredients you can find in your own home! Get your hands wet making the basic formula, then harvest botanicals from the farm to add your own personal touch. Led by David Lorom

Member: $20, Others: $26
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807

12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult 18+
Botany, Arts/Crafts, Insects, Water
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9 am - 2:30 pm
Call 302-239-2334 to register.

Join nationally recognized landscape designer Heather Holm and garden writer Barbara Ellis for a morning of inspiration followed by an afternoon of garden tours and a container garden craft.

9:15-10:30am Gardening for Bees and Butterflies with Heather Holm
10:45-11:45am Greener Gardens: One Step at a Time with Barbara Ellis
Noon-12:45pm Lunch and Book Signing

Pre-register for ONE of the following sessions
1-2:30pm Private Garden Tour
1-1:45pm Garden Container Workshop
1-2pm Mt Cuba Center Docent-led Tours

Also available
1- 4pm Mt Cuba Center Stroll on Your Own
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Seminar Fee: Members: $50 Others: $65
Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE 19707 302-239-2334
04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018
at: Ashland
age: Adult