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Nurseries in and around Olympia

 
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I know of Burnt Ridge and Raintree, but they're further south than I can make it right now.
 
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I’m further out than Olympia so don’t know of any nurseries there, but I recall Burnt Ridge will bring your order to the Olympia Farmers Market - if that helps.
 
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Depends on what you are wanting to purchase and what sort of nursery you are looking for.

For native plants:
- Sound Native Plants
- Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery *in Tacoma

General plant nursery:
- Bark and Garden Center
- The Barn Nursery

Mix of native and general plants:
- Eastside Urban Farm and Garden Center

Also, for native plants Native Plant Salvage Foundation organizes events where they salvage native plants from development sites to sell once or twice a year. If you volunteer to help salvage the plants you can take some home for free. The organizer always has great hot food for her volunteers at the events. The organization I work for partners with them regularly.

The local conservation districts - Thurston CD and Mason CD - both have plant sells once a year in February/March.

There are other smaller nurseries in our area but many are fairly small and not open year round. Some are also wholesale only so unless you are buying a lot they won't really help.
 
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Thanks Laurie! I didn't know that and want to support Burnt Ridge, what better way to do it!

And Daron, wow, what a list. I dig Eastside (a bit pricey but diverse and balanced) but everything else is news. Thanks for pointing a n00b in the right direction!
 
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Lawyer nursery is a little more on the wholesale side and they have some great stuff!

Edit 2019: Lawyer is no more -- sorry to see the good guys go!
 
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Thanks Eric! I like their volume options (I'm mostly thinking in multiples of ten), selection and that they don't seem to require incorporation to register as a wholesale account. So many nurseries turn up when I search, it's helpful for a quick narrowing from like-minded people ;)
 
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A few more tips on Lawyer:
They have "conservation grade" that usually means a kinked stem or funny root or something - but great stock at half or less the regular price
They have a literal fire sale in June -- stock goes to about 60% discount for a while as it comes out of cooling and what doesn't sell goes on the bonfire...  (this isn't broadly advertised so you might need to call and ask..)
 
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There's an awesome mail order nursery called "Native Foods Nursery."  They are in Oregon, but they ship throughout the NW.  Very permie!  Native Foods Nursery
 
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Justin Michelson wrote:There's an awesome mail order nursery called "Native Foods Nursery."  They are in Oregon, but they ship throughout the NW.  Very permie!  Native Foods Nursery



That looks like a great nursery and also welcome to the site! I'm going to have to check them out - I'm a huge fan of panting edible natives!

Quick note - they seemed expensive to me when I was looking at their list but I noticed that if you click on a specific plant you can choose from a range of sizes. The listed price seems to always be for one of the bigger sizes. Once I spotted this their prices don't seem bad for potted plants. If I end up ordering from them I will likely go for the smaller sizes.

Another nursery to add to the list. If you are wanting to order a large amount of native plants try the Washington Conservation District Association. They let anyone order wholesale but you have to order a minimum of $200 worth of plants. Their plants are all bareroots or livestakes and they only deliver January through I think March. I have used them to get some of my hedgerows established.
 
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While it's not a nursery, when I lived around Olympia about ten years ago, Black Lake Organic south of town was the best little garden shop I've ever been to. The last time I went (2yrs ago), it was more oriented towards the emerging Washington market of the time but still had awesome deals on cover crop seed and fertilizers (2$/lb for a lot of staples). I have had good luck with all of the products of theirs I've tried (dozens of different seeds and soil amendments). I plan to try to stop by any time I am driving through the area, though being in northern CA that has become rare.
 
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