Press Release

MK Nature Center hosts native plant sale April 28

The public can buy plants suited to our area that attract wildlife and pollinators

The annual native plant sale will be Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MK Nature Center at 600 S. Walnut St. in Boise. Sponsored by the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, the sale offers gardeners  an opportunity to buy native plants for their landscaping projects.  

"Native plants are adapted to our area. They offer many benefits including drought tolerance, beauty and as pollinator attractors," said Vicky Runnoe, Conservation Education Supervisor. "Once established, native plants will thrive with minimal effort on your part.  Pollinators such as  bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will find your yard a perfect habitat, giving you the opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures."

The list of plants that will be available will be posted on the Idaho Native Plant Society website by April 14. For those unsure of which to buy and plant, knowledgeable botanists will be on-hand to provide information and suggestions during the sale.  

All purchases support the Idaho Native Plant Society, MK Nature Center and will provide lasting benefits to your neighborhood wildlife.