April 17, 2021

CT River Coastal Conservation Native Plant, Plug Sale Webstore Now Open; Order by April 1, Pickup April 23-24

Butterfly weed is one of the many flowering plants that will be on sale.

AREAWIDE — The CT River Coastal Conservation District has announced its webstore is now open for pre-orders before this year’s Native Plant and Plug Sale.

All pre-orders must be received by April 1, for pickup at the Chester Fairgrounds, April 23 and 24.

Ordering can either be done in the organization’s webstore, or by using the order form on their plant sale brochure, and mailing it to their office with a check (visit the Plant Sale page to download a PDF copy of the sale brochure.)

The sale will be by pre-order only, so there will be no extra plants available on the sale days.

The plan is to follow strict COVID-19 precautions of social distancing and mask-wearing during sale preparations, and to set up contactless, curbside pick-up.

Asparagus plants will also be on sale.

This year, many of the same shrubs, ground covers, edibles, evergreen trees, flowering perennials, ferns, grasses and sedges will be offered that should have been in last year’s cancelled sale.

Evergreen trees will be sold as plugs instead of bare root seedlings, and there will be a small selection of perennial plugs.

Some of the new plants on sale in 2021 include black raspberries, Pawpaw, Maple-leaf Viburnum, Nannyberry, Rhodora, Bird’s-foot Violet, Boneset, Field Pussytoes, Golden Alexander, Solomon’s Seal, Spotted Bee Balm, and Hay-scented Fern. Order early for the best selection!

Remember advance orders are due by April 1. If you have questions, contact the office at ctrivercoastal@conservect.org or 860-346-3282.

The annual plant sale is the CT River Coastal Conservation District’s main fundraising event. All proceeds are used for conservation, environmental education, and technical assistance programs.


  1. Joan Lupacchino says

    Good Afternoon

    Have 2 gift certificates (2020 & 2021) – for a 2 or 3 gallon native shrub. But since there will not
    be a regular sale, how do I try to redeem them? And I ordered online so don’t have an order form
    to mail in. Also most plants were sold out. Very sorry to be such a bother. But if there is a way to
    redeem them, please let me know. Any plants that would supply shelter and/or food for my backyard birds would be most appreciated. And I could pick them up anywhere.

    Again please accept my apology for intruding on what is most likely a very busy time for you.

    Sincerely Joan

    PS Just had a thought – an exchange of current certificates for 2 for next year?

  2. Thank you for your comment, Joan. We have forwarded it to the sale organizers at ctrivercoastal@conservect.org.

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