CT River Coastal Conservation District 2022 Native Plant & Plug Sale
Ordering is now closed for our 2022 CT native plant and plug sale. Thank you for your many orders!!
Order pick-up for our sale is at the Chester Fairgrounds, Kirtland Terrace, Chester, Pick-ups will be scheduled in advance and will take place, Friday, April 29, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 30, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Due to the large number of orders we’ve received, we are extending pick-up to Sunday, May 1, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Sign-up information for pick-up time slots will be provided when we send sales receipts the week of April 11th.
As a reminder, all plants must be ordered in advance; there will not be any extras available at the Fairgrounds.
This year’s sale features a wide variety of shrubs, ground covers, edibles, evergreen trees, flowering perennials, ferns, grasses and sedges. Evergreen trees are being sold as plugs again instead of bare root seedlings; plugs don’t have to be planted immediately, have less transplant shock, and have a greater survival rate. We are also offering a selection of flowering perennial landscape plugs, which can be purchased here in our webstore. These are a low cost and easy way to plant a landscape.
We are excited to include a variety of Ecoregional shrubs/trees in our 2022 sale. Grown from seeds collected from local sources, these CT native plants evolved here, are better adapted to the local environment, and help preserve local pollinators and other wildlife. Plus, our grower rarely uses pesticides—a big win for pollinators.
As in the past, our plant selections feature a variety of pollinator plants, edible landscaping plants, wet-loving plants for rain gardens, and plants suitable for waterside buffer gardens.
Thank you for supporting our annual plant sale, which is our main fundraising event. All proceeds are used for conservation, environmental education, and technical assistance programs.
We look forward to seeing you at the sale!
The following codes are used in the plant descriptions:
E – Edible
CT – Connecticut native plant
DR – Deer resistant
P – Pollinator plant
RG – Good choice for a Rain Garden
EcoR – Ecoregional plant