Go Natives! Nursery is a small retail native plant nursery in Richmond Beach, north of Seattle in Shoreline. We offer more than 180 species of native plants from throughout the Pacific Northwest.  We grow out most of our plants from bare root and plugs, and scour wholesalers from the Willamette Valley to British Columbia for interesting plants.  Our plants are ideal for rain gardens, creating backyard wildlife habitat, and residential landscaping. Go Natives! Nursery can also broker plant orders for large projects like commercial landscaping and restoration sites.

Our Inventory was updated November 7, 2015 and there will be no new purchases until 2016!  But ask – we can help you find plants!  Even now in winter.  Also, if you see something in the inventory you might want for the spring let us know and we can set some aside for you.

Our Plants 

Viola glabella flower -by R. Barnhill

Viola glabella by R. Barnhill

Go Natives! Nursery can locate more than 200 species of native plants from around the Pacific NW!  Our inventory includes a wide variety of rain-garden plants like Juncus effusus, Kelsey dogwood, Carex obnuptaEleocharis palustris, and many others such as skunk cabbage, nodding onion and Myrica gale. Our latest new addition, Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinium) is a common forest fern we have never carried before.  We also were able to locate some Vanilla Leaf (Achlys triphylla) that we have been looking for all fall!   We also found more Trillium and Cinquefoil (Potentilla) that are great for yards that have everything!  The forest floor Steptopus roseus is another new cool plant at the nursery.  We now have 4 species of Viola in stock!

We believe in plants that are ready for the real world. Plants that are propagated or potted at our nursery are given low amounts of organic fertilizer, mycorrhyzal fungi for healthy root systems and appropriate soil mixes. We practice integrated pest management and don’t rely on chemical treatments that weaken the plant’s natural ability to cope with natural stressors. We use non-chlorinated water.

Go Natives! Nursery works with wholesalers from the Willamette Valley in Oregon to British Columbia, ferreting out small mom and pop operations that are providing quality product with high “in the ground” survival, at excellent prices.

Take a look at our inventory for quantities and pricing.salmonberry flower -by R. Barnhill It’s best to confirm what’s in stock prior to ordering as sometimes things move too fast for us to keep it updated. For large projects, Go Natives! Nursery brokers larger orders than are shown in our inventory. To discuss your project, contact Don Norman at don@gonativesnursery.com.

Visiting the Nursery  by appointment:  To visit and buy plants outside of our public hours, please make an appointment by sending an email to gonatives@gmail.com. The nursery is located in Richmond Beach at 2112 NW 199th St.

If you can, send a list of what you would like to pick up to gonatives@gmail.com  and we can pull the plants ahead of time and have them ready for you to pick up.  Don and his truck are available to help get plants to your place. We offer a consultation with help on a plan, with delivery and placement of plants for $75.  See the Yard Planning Tool page.

The Lower Duwamish Opportunity Fund tree canopy grant is operating in the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods.  If you live in one of those neighborhoods, you can get a couple of free trees!

Nursery Hours

Today – November 21st is a great day to get some last minute planting done!  We are open from 11am -2pm.  Our Winter hours starting in November are Friday and Saturdays from 11am-2pm but we are always available for appointments, earlier or later on those days, as well as the appointments on Monday or Wednesdays.  Email gonatives@gmail.com or call 206-799-1749 to make an appointment.  We will be closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25-30) and from December 24th to January 7th.

Remember…..We are around a lot these days and always available for appointments!

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