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 areas 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 October 2, 2015.  Ask – we can help you find plants!  There has been an incredible increase in the demand for natives this spring with the drought, and also a lot of mortality from the heat, so let us help you find plants!

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 additions, Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) and False Azalea (Menziesia ferruginea) are great for yards that have everything!  The forest floor Steptopus roseus is another new cool plant at the nursery.

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.

The Lower Duwamish Opportunity Fund tree canopy grant is getting ready to gear up in the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods.  The project has a goal of 400 trees to be given to residents with the additional support of the Seattle Parks Foundation.  This is a great opportunity to get some trees for your yard also as we will be picking up a lot of trees from wholesale growers.

Nursery Hours

Our Fall hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays from 11am-2pm (Saturdays 10am-2pm) but we are always available for appointments, with best days being on Mondays and Fridays. We are around many other days.  Email gonatives@gmail.com or call 206-799-1749 to make an appointment.

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

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