Pollinator Garden Plant Sale!

Plant Sale Day is Saturday, June 6, 2020, from 9AM until 3PM. Check out our Facebook event page for more information.

The 2020 Plant Sale will be done as curbside pickups until further notice.

We offer pint pot size for $4 each, quart pot size for $6 each, and gallon size pot for $10 each.

To pay in advance, please scroll to the bottom of the page and look for “Your Shopping Cart”. Otherwise, we do accept cash or check at the time of your scheduled pick-up time.

Please confirm your order via email BEFORE you pay for it here. We need to check our stock levels first.

Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Interested in planting native plants in your garden at home? Want to help local birds, insects, and the local environment?

The Iron Hill Museum & Science Center offers several types of native plants directly from our gardens. Many of the plants on sale are propagated from hardy, well-established rootstock by Debbie Keese and Robin Broomall. All of the proceeds from the plant sale benefit the garden areas, the museum, and the science center.

Why native plants?

  • They are highly adapted to local growing conditions.
  • Many of them require less water and no fertilizer.
  • The flowers directly benefit our local birds, bees, and butterflies.
  • They help preserve the local ecology.

Please contact ahead of time for information or inquiries about buying plants. director@ironhillsciencecenter.org. Payment ahead of time can be found at the bottom of the page.

*Please note that there are a couple of plants that haven’t begun to show for the year yet. Monarda Punctata (spotted beebalm) and Sanguineria canadensis (bloodroot) will be ready middle to late June. Eutrochium (joe pye weed) should begin to show in the next few weeks.) You can purchase now and we can contact you once they are ready.

PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS (we are using pot size). Pint pot size $4 each. Quart pot size for $6 each. Gallon pot size $10 each.

PLANTS

SEEDS

We will offer seeds for a limited time. We are still building our seed library as of now. Check back for more choices.

Asclepias | Milkweed | deer and rabbit resistant; full sun | $1 per packet

BIRD HOUSES

Bird houses are commonly called nesting houses, because they provide protection from predators and the weather as well as shelter. Currently we have two kinds of bird houses available for purchase.

Wren Houses. $15 each.

Wrens are “cavity-nesting birds”. That means that some species will strictly build their own structures, some wren species will eagerly investigate artificial structures. House wrens and Carolina wrens will use birdhouses. For wrens, more open sites, including houses, will give them more opportunities to find just the right spot to settle down.

Bluebird houses. $30 each.

It’s easy to help out this threatened bird—here’s how! To keep populations of bluebirds healthy, naturalists and birders are asking people in all regions to set up bluebird boxes. Over the decades, boxes have helped all three bluebird species that can be found in the United States – Eastern, Western, and Mountain recover from a declining population. To keep House Sparrows out of Eastern Bluebird boxes specifically, keep the birdhouse lower than 5 feet. Just secure the area from too much human interaction.

BAT HOUSES

One of the most important natural insect repellents in our area that is mighty but small, are the mammals known as bats. Every year, hundreds of bats are dying from habitat loss, pesticide use, and White Nose Syndrome. Bats are threatened, and we should be looking at ways to help them. One way is to create and hang bat houses. We currently are selling the nationally recommended size bat house NURSERY.

Bat Nursery $150 each

This bat nursery was built in line to the specific design directions given by Bat Conservation International. Bat houses like this provide improved temperature gradients and may be especially useful in climates where daily temps fluctuate widely. Chambers can be removed easily by unscrewing the brackets for cleaning.

YOUR SHOPPING CART (Pay ahead option)

Please use the drop down menu to add to your cart. There will be a space for you to add the names of plants and the quantities so we can track your order. If that space doesn’t pop up, please email your order, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at director@ironhillsciencecenter.org

Just a reminder, confirm your order via email BEFORE you pay for it here. We have to check our stock levels first. 

Plant Sizes