Lowlands Nursery

Grown in Gowanus

The Lowlands Nursery offers plants that are well-adapted to the urban conditions of Gowanus, celebrating the local ecosystem while educating and engaging the community in environmental stewardship.

Our plant inventory centers on native urban-adapted plants, which we sell to individuals, civic institutions, and landscape designers. Our mission-driven nursery supports stewardship of the Gowanus lowlands by providing plant material for installations and engaging students and volunteers in direct plant care. All proceeds support Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s mission-based programs.

We moved to a new location! We are now located at: 25 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, right next to the F/G train Smith-9th Street station and the 9th Street Bridge. We do not have parking on our new site so please plan accordingly.

Get in touch with us by emailing plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org.

Purchasing Plants

Special Fall Discount: Now through the end of the fall season (November 19th), take $5 off for every $50 spent on native, urban-adapted plants!

You can now come browse and purchase plants in person during store open hours every Thursday and Saturday from 10am-2pm! Or, you can pre-order plants online for pickup during those hours. Place an online order here (Please select the date you would like to pick up at checkout and your plant order will be set aside for you when you arrive). Please note that we are limited on compost, each customer can take up to 2 bags and they are first-come first-serve. Reservations are not allowed on compost.

The Lowlands Nursery is subject to closure due to unpredictable and inclement weather, holidays, and unforeseen events. We will try our best to send out updates via social media whenever possible.


We offer discounts for Schools, Community Gardens, Block Associations and GCC Members!

Schools, community gardens, and block associations can apply to receive a 35% discount for plantings in school/community gardens or the public realm. To receive this discount, we ask that you upload documentation of your affiliation using the application link (documentation could be a photograph of the school/community garden, public garden, or tree pit to be planted; a membership card; a school letter, etc).

GCC Members receive a 15% discount and do not need to fill out a separate application. If you are a member and have not received a discount code, please forward your membership receipt to plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org. Not a member yet? Become a member today!

Garden Resources

Check out GCC’s Garden Resources List of local sources for garden materials, design and landscaping services, and educational materials along with the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitat Planning Guide.

Partners and Sponsors

Greenbelt Native Plant Center
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Helia Native Nursery