Authentic Long Island Native Plants and Tick Bite Prevention
Thanks for a wonderful 2022 season of support for our Bee Friendly Native Plant Nursery. New members took advantage of discounted prices and natural landscape services. While the season is over for us, and plants are being put to bed, we will be still busy updating web content, and requesting donations to cover some hourly help, and working on our planting list for next year. Want to be involved? Contact us.
We grow and sell bee friendly pollinator plants for rewilding Long Island's natural biodiversity and also natural landscape design consulting services. Our bee friendly pollinator, native plant nursery offers homegrown and local native grasses and wildflowers for parks and gardens. We grow and field test them to better understand how plants interact in varying light, soil, and habitat conditions. We're open most days, but you must contact us in advance, by appointment only. We also sell weekly at the Port Jefferson Farmers Market on Sundays, May through the end of October.
Natural Landscape Design Services
Mindy Block is our grower with more than 20 years of experience with Long Island native plant communities. Caran Markson is a professional garden designer, with the same amount of experience, specializing in naturalizing landscapes, balancing color, design, beauty, and pollinators.
Are you looking to enhance one garden or do you want us to give you advice on your entire property? Sign up (on right). Please note, longer distances may incur additional fees. We will then ask you to send photos, sharing any initial ideas.
Note: We don't do installations or maintenance, but offer some tips. We can bring in additional experts in footpath design, house portraits, forest therapy guidance, invasive species control, as needed, though additional fees will apply. Contact us with any questions.
Quality Parks members receive a 25% discount on retail plant prices, and we also discount services.
Safety Equipment (only available in person)
Mindy Block, Quality Parks Founder & President, is also our grower. She has Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England. Caran Markson is our Native Plant Designer. She is certified as a Master Gardener, with many years of local professional practice. We also pull in specialists as needed.
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