If you are a greenhouse, nursery, landscaper, real estate developer or public land owner in Erie County(and beyond), please contact us at gonativeerie@gmail.com to join the Go Native Erie program. It’s FREE, so join us now for a greener Erie County.


Current Supporters and Green Space Partners:

Regional Science Consortium

Mercyhurst University

Presque Isle Lighthouse Restoration Committee

Glenwood Association Gardeners Club

State University of New York at Fredonia

California University of Pennsylvania

Waterford Garden Club

Penn State Master Gardeners-Erie County

Gospel Hill Garden Club

Holland Street Gardens

Penn State Behrend

Gannon University

Allegheny College

Fairview Girl Scout Juniors Troop #30822 (Avonia Beach Park)

Our Lady’s Christian School

Whole Foods Co-Op

Union City School District

City of Sharon, PA

Elk Valley Garden Club

Bayfront East Side Taskforce

Dina Green Land Services

Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School

Iroquois Elementary School


Purchase Plants from these Local Growers:

Rick Walker Farms, 12525 Hamilton Road, Edinboro, PA 16412 (814)434-2582. Fresh dug balled and burlaped native evergreen trees available.

B & R Greenhouse, 11855 Cole Road, North East, PA 16428 (814)725-3794. Perennials and annuals plus an impressive selection of unusual vegetable varieties.

Ernst Conservation Seeds, 8884 Mercer Pike, Meadville, PA 16335 (800)873-3321. www.ernstseed.com Ernst carries over 400 native and naturalized seeds plus live plant material. Worth a trip to Crawford County!

Locust Grove Nursery, 2308 Old State Road, Waterford, PA 16441 (814)796-3582. Locust Grove is a wholesale-only nursery; sorry, no retail sales.  Ask your landscaper to buy local from Locust Grove Nursery! www.locustgroveplants.com

Scotland Yards Greenhouse, Inc., 12555 Fry Road, Edinboro, PA 16412 (814)734-6700. Celebrating 25 years in business, this family-owned greenhouse carries a wide variety of native perennials, trees and shrubs. Check out their beautiful gift shop too! www.scotlandyardsgreenhouse.com

Frank’s Farm & Bakery, 5880 Sterrettania Road, Fairview, PA 16415 (814)833-7230. Family-owned and operated for over 45 years, Frank’s offers a nice selction of perennials, annuals and veggies. Make sure to check out their bakery too!

Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses, 1418 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA 16503 (814)453-5501. Since 1919, Potratz Floral Shop and Greenhouses has been offering the Erie area high-quality annuals, perennials and indoor plants. Call for current native plant selection.

Gerlach’s Garden and Floral Center, 3161 West 32nd Street, Erie, PA 16506 (814)838-2363. Beautiful garden center and quality nursery stock; call for varieties and availabilities and visit www.gerlachs.com

Mighty Oak Tree Farm, Edinboro, PA (814)490-9109. Locally grown on-site in Edinboro, PA.  A very nice selection of native trees grown with care and expertise! Call for tree list, pricing and to view the trees.

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