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.

Come to one of our seasonal plant sales around the neighborhood, or make an appointment to visit the nursery, located at the Salt Lot, by emailing plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or calling (718) 541-4378.

Plant Sales!

Saturday April 13th, 11am-2pm, at The Salt Lot Plant Sale and Compost Giveback (full inventory + compost*)

Saturday May 4th, 11am-2pm, at the Park Slope Food Coop Plant Sale (select inventory)

Sunday May 5th, 10am-6pm, Front Yard Plant Sale at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop (select inventory) 

Saturday May 18th, 11am-2pm, at The Salt Lot Plant Sale and Compost Giveback (full inventory + compost*)

Saturday September 14th, time TBD, at the Gowanus Block Party Plant Sale and more!  (select inventory)

*On Saturday, April 13, NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse and Gowanus Canal Conservancy are hosting a Compost Giveback at the DSNY Salt Lot in Gowanus, Brooklyn! Compost is free to greening projects around NYC, but is not available for commercial use.

Limit of 10 bags per group. Be prepared to fill your own bags or containers. Tools for filling will be provided. Registration required. Use code 2019Compost when registering!

The Saturday May 18 compost giveback registration will open up in early May.

Visit the Nursery by Appointment

To set up an appointment, email plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call (718) 541-4378 to schedule

Great plants at great prices

Check out Lowlands Nursery’s plant availability and pricing.

Members receive a 15% discount. Become a member today!
Schools and community gardens receive a 35% discount.

We also do contract growing! Get in touch to find out more.

Partners and Sponsors

Greenbelt Native Plant Center