Houston Audubon’s Natives Nursery at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary specializes in local native prairie grasses and wildflowers with a small selection of understory plants. The plants sold are grown only from seed collected in coastal prairie remnants in Harris or surrounding counties. These seeds were collected and planted by the hands of dedicated Houston Audubon staff and volunteers. The Natives Nursery fills a unique niche by offering native plants not readily found elsewhere.
The Natives Nursery has re-opened for business as of June 1, 2020! While the nursery itself will remain closed to the public, plants can now be purchased online on our new website with curbside pick-up on Friday mornings from 8 – 11 am at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. We’ll open the gate to the parking lot for pick-ups and bring your order directly to your car. We cannot make any exceptions to this process. These new measures have been implemented to ensure social distancing for your safety as well as our staff and volunteers.
To order plants, visit our online store.
Please Note: Our plants are all “real-deal” native plants and may look different than the picture. We will do our best to give you the best possible plants available, but we won’t have the ability to swap plants out at pick-up or accept returns. Purchasers will not be able to pick their individual plants. All plant sales are final. When purchasing, items in your cart are not held until you complete check out. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Natives Nursery Manager, Berri Moffett, at email@example.com.
Our plant list changes regularly, so please contact us for details.
Volunteer at the Natives Nursery!
Every Friday morning, Houston Audubon volunteers work in the nursery separating seedlings and bumping up wildflowers and grasses into 1-gallon containers. The plants are used in coastal prairie restoration projects or are offered for sale in support of the Bird-Friendly Community program. If you would like to join the Friday morning volunteers, contact the Natives Nursery Manager, Berri Moffett, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate Your Nursery Pots!
Houston Audubon is always on the quest to limit our use of single-use plastic - including in the nursery! Because of this, we love reusing our 1-gallon and 4-inch nursery pots as many times as we can! If you purchased plants from us or another nursery and have these pots laying around, we would be happy to take them off your hands.
To donate the pots, feel free to come by our Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary whenever we're open. You will see the nursery on your right just after you pass our admin building as you drive in through the gate off of Wilchester Blvd. You can place the pots inside the fence to the nursery and we'll take care of the rest!
We're ONLY taking 1-gallon and 4-inch sized pots at the moment.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.