We are open weekly from May through October - but hours vary month to month.
The Native Plant Emporium is located in Swansea, MA. Look for the Big Red Barn on Barneyville Road (literally) on the Barrington, RI/Swansea, MA town/state border. Use 6 Barneyville Road, Barrington, RI 02806 for GPS (make sure GPS is taking you to Barrington not Swansea), but pull into the driveway at the red barn on the Swansea side of the state line, not the house on the Barrington side. It can be a little bit tricky if it is your first visit, so just message us if you need help finding us.
We accept cash, Venmo, credit and debit cards. Thanks in advance for your patronage and interest in adding beneficial plants to your yards and gardens.
As we head into peak fall planting season, we will continue to have an array of beautiful native perennials and shrubs on hand. But in stock inventory is dwindling pretty quickly! We also offer deep root landscape plugs as a more economical way to fill garden spaces (only here until they are gone!). At this point in the season our inventory is changing too rapidly to maintain an accurate listing of all plants still on hand. We suggest you visit and see what wonders you find! If you are looking for a particular plant we recommend that you message us to check availability. During the month of October a large portion of our business switches to special orders, helping you get the exact plants you need for your projects. Message us or stop by to discuss ordering options.
The Roadside Stand is all outdoors and is weather dependent. Check our Facebook Page for the most up to date schedule and details. Our focus and specialty is on native Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus, neonicotinoid free native (indigenous) straight species perennials, grasses and shrubs and complimentary plants and products focused on restoring habitat right at home. 🐝🦋🐦. Inventory is extensive but is ever changing just like New England weather. Visit often to see what’s available on any given day. We don’t currently have the ability (or desire) to maintain an online inventory list, but you can contact us at any time if you are looking for something special. While we love to see visitors at the Roadside Stand, a big portion of our business is actually special orders. Contact us at any time to discuss your native planting needs. Special orders must be paid in advance, thanks for your understanding!
We are definitely not a traditional nursery. We are here on a mission to change gardening practices for the greater good and to offer support and community for others on a similar quest.
Throughout the Spring we carry a wide selection of certified organic herb & veggie plants including heirloom and unusual varieties, designer jumbo flowering annuals from Beds and Borders on Long Island - curated to create a buzz & the widest variety of East Coast Native Plants available in our area (including Prickly Pear Cactus).
During the summer/early fall season we carry a wide variety of native & pollinator focused perennials and bird friendly shrubs perfect for fall planting. During the summer we do offer a variety of perennials in 0.7 gallon size that have been grown here on site (look for the special red pots) along with full gallon or larger sized plants carefully selected from area wholesalers. In 2023 we will be offering the highly acclaimed Glover Grown Perennials as part of our line up. Our native shrubs and small trees are typically stocked in 1-3 gallon sizes, but we are happy to take special orders for larger ones.
Black Gold for your gardens! The secret to great gardens is in the soil. We carry the one and only Earth Care Farms Organic Compost & Raised Bed Mix for your garden needs. For the best price and most environmentally friendly option, bring your own five gallon bucket and fill it up!
Try it! You’ll never go back to regular mulch.
Upcycled Materials - Amazing Price - Ready to Use!
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