Our History

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. Don Norman started Go Natives! Nursery in 2004.

In the Nursery

Our Inventory s was updated on April 11, 2018 –  ask about plants you do not see!  If the inventory is blank for a plant amount (#) but it says available in the comment column, we can usually obtain those for you!  But just ask – we can help you find plants!  We are potting up bare root and other plants now.  Some blueberries and figs are in from Oregon.

If you send us a list of what you would like to pick up at our nursery and we can pull the plants ahead of time and have them ready for you to pick up.  We offer a consultation with help on a plan, with delivery and placement of plants for $75.

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 patens, Kelsey dogwood, plugs of Carex obnupta, Labrador Tea , and many others such as skunk cabbage, nodding onion and Yellow-eyed Grass

Our latest new addition is Mertensia platyphylla (the native Bluebells) and Sickle-keeled Lupine (Lupinus albicaulis).  Other returning plants to the nursery are larkspur (Delphinium trollifolium), Beargrass, Incense Cedar and ov al-leaf Penstemon  (Penstemon ovatus).  Plus also we scored a bunch of Trillium.  So come on by the nursery and visit.

Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) is an huge-leafed shrub of the southern Willamette valley in Oregon that we have never carried before.  We also were able to locate while down in Oregon some Western Wahoo (Euonymus occidentalis) and Coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica) while down there.

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.