Natives Nursery

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.

UPDATE: Read about the 2017 Natives Nursery Expansion Project.


Plant Sales

If you would like to purchase plants, please contact Tom Olson at tolson@houstonaudubon.org or visit the Nursery at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary on Fridays, 8am-10am. Houston Audubon members receive a discount on plant purchases.

Natives Nursery Available Plants List August 2017

Please contact Tom Olson if you are looking for particular plants.  This list changes regularly.


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 or receive packets of seed as part of the volunteer grow out program, please contact Tom Olson at tolson@houstonaudubon.org.

Potting up plants for sales and community projects.

Potting up plants for sales and community projects.

Volunteers ensure that demand is met.

Volunteers ensure that demand is met.


Did You Know?

Northern Mockingbirds have been known to so skillfully imitate sounds such as squeaky gate hinges, sirens, and barking dogs that even an acoustical analysis could not tell the difference between the mockingbird and the original sound.

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