“Go Native” - it’s easy at the 2015 Fall Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center


Paint your yard with the beautiful colors of native plants! They are adapted to variable weather conditions, and they are easy to maintain. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2015 Fall Native Plant sale, held Saturday Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center.  An exclusive member's sale is Friday, Oct. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and to members of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted.  The sale is hosted cooperatively by the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS).

This family-friendly event features:

  • Thousands of beautiful native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses and vines grown at area nurseries; a fantastic offering of colors and textures, native plants for a variety of prices
  • Free expert plant advice at the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) booth
  • Free Park-a-Plant service that allows you to shop hands-free while we tag, store and help load your plants
  • Free naturalist-led wildflower walk at 11:30 a.m. as a part of the Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walk series

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For event information or to join Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) or the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS), please call 352-334-3326. Morningside Nature Center is located at 3540 E. University Ave., three miles east of downtown Gainesville. Proceeds from the sale benefit environmental and cultural history programs offered by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.