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Native Plant Nursery Warren County New Jersey Wild Ridge

Native Plant Nursery

Our plants are 100% native straight species
Nursery-propagated on our farm
Grown from genetically diverse, local ecotypic seed collections
Grown using all natural methods, in an organic potting mix

Our family-run nursery propagates and grows over 100 species of native plants – right here on our farm. We run the day-to-day operations of the nursery. We do it all – collecting local eco-type seed, potting up plants, and hauling bales of soil. Our hands are in the dirt, and we like it that way!

Nursery-propagated Native Plants

We grow only native plants, only straight species. This means our plants are grown from wild, open pollinated seed. All plants are nursery-propagated on our farm in Pohatcong, New Jersey.

Plants Grown from Wild, Open Pollinated Seed

We hand-collect seed from wild populations primarily in New Jersey, southern New York state, and eastern Pennsylvania. We believe plants of local provenance are best suited for restorations and gardens.

All Natural Growing Practices

We use all natural, chemical-free practices to grow our plants. Our container plants are grown in an organic potting mix with organic fertilizers and amendments.

Certified River Friendly Farm since 2018.

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Restoration-ready native plants. No cultivars. No synthetic pesticides. No synthetic fertilizer. No neonicotinoids.
Jared Rosenbaum and Rachel Mackow in the hoop house at Wild Ridge Plants

Our Neighborhood

While you’re picking up plants, consider making a day trip of it. We especially recommend:

Musconetcong Gorge Reservation. Five minutes away from Wild Ridge Plants is one of the finest basic-mesic forests in the state, with incredible woodland herb diversity and a thick shrub understory. Several glorious ravines hold rocky streams lined with boulders and wildflowers.

Jenny Jump State Forest. Farther afield (about 40 minutes north). The Summit Trail in both scenic and botanically distinctive. There are some great open glade species here, as well as many uncommon woodlanders.

For a more urban experience, Easton, PA has a terrific Farmer’s Market as well as some interesting restaurants, museums, and artisanal shops.

Frenchtown is a charming town along the Delaware River with a great park/playground and shops. It is also home to a place we love, the Frenchtown Roller Rink.

Places we like to eat at nearby include the Warren Deli & Grill (just down the hill, sandwiches, BBQ and soups), Riegelsville Inn (we love the pub menu), Clove (Indian food), Bamboo House (Thai and Japanese), and The Bridge Cafe (eclectic and homespun), and oWowcow (ice cream).

For more places, visit National Geographic's tourism guide for the Delaware River area.