Nursery

Get your plants in Gowanus!

Volunteers and students help us grow a wide array of native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. The plants we grow are installed in gardens throughout the Gowanus Watershed and are also for sale! Discounts are available for GCC members, public schools, and community gardens.

Come to one of our seasonal plant sales around the neighborhood, or make an appointment to visit our nursery, located at the Salt Lot, by emailing plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or calling 718.541.4378

Check back for fall plant sales or visit the Nursery

Visit the nursery by appointment only, email plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call 718.541.4378 to schedule.

Great plants at great prices

Pint: $5
Gallon: $8
2 Gallon and up: $14 – $40

Members receive a 15% discount. Become a member today!

Schools and community gardens receive a 35% discount.

Plant availability 2018

Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes:
Andropogon virginicus – Broomsedge bluestem
Andropogon ternarius – Split bluestem
Carex albicans – White-tinged Sedge
Carex comosa – Longhair Sedge
Carex amphibola – Creek sedge
Eragrostis spectabilis – Purple lovegrass
Eragrostis trichoides – Sand Lovegrass
Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ – Blue Fescue
Juncus effusus – Common rush
Juncus greenei – Greene’s rush
Schizachyrium littorale – Coastal bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Carousel’ – Little Bluestem ‘Carousel’
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ – Little bluestem ‘Standing Ovation’
Sporobolus heterolepsis – Prairie Dropseed
Tridens flavus – Purpletop tridens

Wildflowers:
Ageratina altissima – White snakeroot
Amsonia hubrichtii – Bluestar
Anenome canadensis – Canadian anenome
Aquilegia canadensis – Wild columbine
Chelone glabra – White turtlehead
Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake master
Eupatorium hyssopifolium – Hyssop-leaf thoroughwort
Euthamia graminfolia – Grass-leaved goldenrod
Eutrochium dubium ‘Little Joe’ – Coastal Joe Pye ‘Little Joe’
Heliopsis helianthoides – False sunflower
Heuchera longiflora – Coralbells
Iris versicolor – Blueflag
Liatris spicata – Blazing Star
Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’ – Beebalm ‘Jacob Cline’
Monarda fistulosa – Wild bergamot
Oenothera biennis – Evening primrose
Penstemon digitalis – Beardtongue
Penstemon hirsutus – Hairy beartongue
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium – Slender mountain mint
Solidago sempervirens – Seaside goldenrod
Symphyotrichum ericoides – Heath aster
Symphyotrichum laeve – Smooth aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae – New England Aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – Aromatic aster
Symphyotrichum pilosum – Frost aster
Veronicastrum virginicum – Culver’s root
Viola sororia – Wild violet
Yucca filamentosa – Adam’s needle

Shrubs and Trees:
Amelanchier canadensis – Serviceberry
Betula lenta – Sweet birch
Betula nigra – River Birch
Clethra alnifolia – Sweet pepperbush
Carpinus caroliniana – American hornbeam
Cornus amomum – Silky dogwood
Crataegus crus-galli – Cockspur Hawthorn
Juniperus horizontalis Wiltonii – Creeping juniper
Juniperus virginiana – Eastern red cedar, Virginia juniper
Magnolia virginiana – Sweet bay magnolia
Pinus virginiana – Virginia pine
Populus tremuloides – Quaking aspen
Quercus alba – White oak
Quercus bicolor – Swamp oak
Quercus rubra – Red oak
Rhus copillanum – Winged sumac
Rhus typhina – Staghorn sumac
Robinia pseudoacacia – Black locust

Vines:
Lonicera sempervirens – Trumpet honeysuckle or coral honeysuckle
Parthenocissus quinquefolia – Virginia creeper

Partners and Sponsors

Greenbelt Native Plant Center
Apiary Studio
Stuyvesant Cove Park