Native Plant Open House Sales

Our nursery is lush and ready to welcome you all Saturday, October 7th,  from 10 am to 2 pm for our Fall Native Plant Open House Sale in beautiful Rosaryville State Park (9640 Rosaryville Road). 🍂🌿 Fall is the perfect season to plant, giving roots a strong start for spring. Our available inventory will be posted on our website the week of October 1st.

Our last open house sale of the year will be Sunday October 29th. As always our online store is open weekly (Sunday-Tuesday) with pickups at the nursery (Thursday-Saturday):

Merkle’s Monarchs & Milkweed Festival

Mark your calendars for an incredible time in nature! Join us this Saturday (9/30 from 10AM-2PM) for the Monarchs & More Festival at Merkle Natural Resource Management Area (1704 Fenno Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772), just a stone’s throw away from our nursery in Upper Marlboro. Expect native plants, mesmerizing monarch butterfly tagging and release, delicious food trucks, garden tours, and so much more! 🌼🦋 🌼 Save the date and spread the word.

Volunteer Workdays

Our volunteers truly are our superpower. These dedicated crews are working tirelessly every weekday from 10am to 3pm, and they’re always ready to welcome new faces! 🌱🌿 As fall approaches, our gardens are buzzing with activity. Join us in the beautiful demonstration gardens and be a part of something special. 🍂🌼

Curious about volunteering with us? Wondering what it involves? Come and find out at our Open House Work Day this Saturday, September 30th, from 10am to 12pm. Get your hands dirty (don’t worry, we’ve got gloves), meet wonderful people, and delve into the world of native plants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. RSVP at is appreciated, but feel free to drop by even if you haven’t!

Remember, enter Rosaryville State Park at the Mt. Airy gate at 9640 Rosaryville Rd, NOT from Route 301.

Meet & Greet for Prospective Board Members

Chesapeake Natives is a non-profit, charitable organization — which means we are governed by a board of directors. Our small board is growing and there is an opportunity to serve and deepen your commitment to promote, protect and propagate native ecotypes of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.Interested in serving?

Join us for a special meet and connect event Saturday September 30th from 1PM-3PM at our nursery in Rosaryville State Park (9640 Rosaryville Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772) Take a tour of our nursery and engage with our current board members while enjoying some refreshments. RSVPs to are welcomed but not mandatory. We look forward to meeting you!