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Native Plants in Claremont

Thanks to our valued customers. We so appreciate your support, and knowledge and commitment to making the world a better place, one (or in most cases, several!) native plant(s) at a time. We are striving to grow quality plants and serve you all the best we can. We welcome the lazy, hazy days of summer. We are restocked with lots and lots of plants and look forward to receiving email requests for Estimates and plant orders from our Wholesale customers and to seeing both our retail and wholesale customers at our Claremont nursery during our 4 weekly open days. Thank you. See you in Claremont!

Karen and Rob

Native Plants in Claremont

Public Retail Nursery Hours

Next Public Retail days:

Wednesday, July 17th 10am-3pm

Thursday, July 18th 10am-3pm

Friday, July 19th noon- 4pm

Saturday, July 20th 10am-3pm

Wholesale Customers

Please download our Wholesale Plant and Price list. It is also an order form which can be completed and emailed. Or email your own list if you prefer. We are well stocked with native plants and looking forward to assisting with your native plant needs. You may also simply bring your list to our nursery during our public open hours and staff will quickly assist you in gathering the plants you need, all at the wholesale plant rate.

Please note – during July 2024 we are taking orders for plants that will be picked up (or delivered) in July 2024. Stay tuned for timing for Fall orders.

Wholesale customers are municipalities, conservation authorities, schools, organizations, nurseries and landscapers.

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FEDEX Boxed Plants

Shop our Boxed Plants and get it Couriered, via FedEX, to your home or business!
Image Side-oats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula
Image Dense Blazing Star Liatris spicata
Image Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis
Image Round - Headed Bushclover Lespedeza capitata
Image Blue-stemmed Goldenrod Solidago caesia
Image Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana
Image Larger Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor
Image Nodding Onion Allium cernuum
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Online Plants

Shop for plants online from the comfort of your home!
Image New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus
Image Fringed Sedge Carex crinita
Image Sand Dropseed Sporobolus cryptandros
Image White Turtlehead Chelone glabra
Image Bottle Gentian Gentiana andrewsii
Image American Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
Image Indian Tobacco Lobelia inflata
Image Green Headed Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata
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Native Plants in Claremont - Garden Design

We Design Gardens!

We have the know how. You have the garden. Contact us for a consultation to see how we can work with you to design your native plant garden.
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Native Plants in Claremont - Recommended Landscapers

Native Plant Garden Expertise

Looking for professional help with installing your native plant gardens? Perhaps one of the businesses listed here would be right for you.
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Native Plants in Claremont - Wildflower Kits

Wildflower Kits

Native Wildflower Kits are available for purchase at the nursery! Species may vary throughout the season depending on availability.
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Native Plants in Claremont - Seed Packets

Seed Packets

Grow beautiful native wildflowers and attract butterflies and other pollinators with our mix or single species seed packets.
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Native Plants in Claremont - Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

Our gift certificates are available through our Online Store!  We will mail them to you or directly to your gift recipient.
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Native Plants in Claremont - Delivery


Can't visit us in Claremont? We will deliver our plants right to your door in Peel Region, York Region, Toronto and Durham Region.
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About Native Plants in Claremont

Native Plants in Claremont is a nursery devoted to the increased awareness and restoration of Ontario's native plants and their habitats, growing a diversity of quality native plants and to providing an enhanced retail experience for customers. Native Plants in Claremont was opened in 2006. Proprietor Karen Abrahams and husband Rob Messervey operate the nursery with knowledgeable employees and share the love of Ontario's natural areas and native flora with native plant gardeners across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Duffins Creek flows through the 15 acre nursery property, conveniently located in Ontario's Greenbelt land in picturesque Claremont (north Pickering).

At Native Plants in Claremont we acknowledge that the land where the nursery is located is within the Treaty and Traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the Williams Treaties signatories of the Mississauga and Chippewas Nations. We are reminded of the relationship with First Nations People and with the ancestral lands on which we work, live, learn and share.

We respectfully acknowledge the autonomy, beauty and complexity of native plants and the essential part they play in a healthy, sustainable environment.

We specialize in growing over 150 species of native sedges, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and a few trees. Plants are primarily seed grown and we adhere to the North American Native Plants Society Guidelines for Commercial Native Plants Growers, and the Society of Ecological Restoration – Ontario Chapter Native Plant Grower Guidelines (last revised 2010). For example, for rarer plants we collect seed once and establish source plants at our nursery; for many species we establish seed beds at our nursery to harvest seed from and re-establish them occasionally to avoid selecting for nursery grown plants; we collect no more that 10% of seed from any population and select from a number of individuals. Seeds are collected mostly in Ontario Seed Zone 34 (GTA), and also in 35/36 (east of GTA) and some in 37 (west of GTA).

For some species which readily grow vegetatively (e.g., Mayapple, Wild Strawberry), as well as growing these from seed we will also sustainably harvest plants from our established nursery beds. We purchase and re-sell some plants from local and trusted nurseries.

We regularly monitor plant health and diagnose problems. Our IPM strategy focuses on preventative measures. When necessary we intervene to control pests and disease using organic and biodegradable products. We are gradually reducing our reliance on inorganic fertilizers by regularly watering new seedlings before transplant with compost extract. We are gradually reducing our reliance on peat based growing medium by mixing it with organic compost for our larger potted plants. We are gradually reducing our reliance on buying plastic pots and trays by encouraging our customers to return ours so we can wash them with concentrated vinegar, for re-use.

We are close to Toronto and minutes from many famous trails and attractions. Stop by the nursery and then explore the Trans Canada Trail, Duffin's Creek, Durham Regional Forest, Oak Ridges Moraine, Trail Hub, Slab Town Cider Co., and historical downtown Uxbridge. We supply plants to conservation organizations, wholesale customers such as landscapers and nurseries and to the public for their home gardens. Visit us for plants for your home or community gardens, schools grounds, garden centres, restoration plantings and landscape customers.

New gardeners and native plant enthusiasts are welcome! See you in Claremont!