Native Plant Sale at Calvin Ecosystem Preserve

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Date(s) - 05/05/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calvin College Bunker Interpretive Center


Native Plant Sale at Calvin Ecosystem Preserve

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
Bunker Interpretive Center, West Entrance

Native plants are flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs that have inhabited Michigan since before European settlement. Each year, we collect native seeds from West Michigan and propogate them in our greenhouses. The Native Plant Sale features more than 80 rare, unusual, and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, shrubs, and grasses for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant, rain garden, and shade species.

Resource Professionals will be On-site the Day of the Sale to Answer Questions
New to native plant gardening or just need more information? Along with preserve staff, River City Wild One members, Kent Conservation District staff and volunteers, members of the Native Plant Guild, and Plaster Creek Stewards will be on-site to answer your questions about which plants to use where, how to get rid of invasive species, where to find professional landscape designers and where to find additional native plant species. Additional resources are found below.

Plants available at this year’s sale: 2018 Native Plant List & Cultural Guide

If you miss our main sale on Saturday: Additional sales of remaining plants will be held the following week, on Monday-Wednesday, May 7–9 at 4–6 p.m.

Learn more

For additional species information and photos, visit these online databases:


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