Welcome to Hummingbird Hill Native Plant Nursery, an organization dedicated to recovering local ecosystems by strengthening native plant populations.
We specialize in offering services and native plants to homeowners and business owners in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding areas of Virginia who are looking for a holistic approach to helping nature. We believe helping any part of nature—from pollinating insects to birds to mammals—begins with just one course of action: helping native plants.
It is our goal to ensure that every native plant has a chance to make a difference. Have you been to our nursery before? Be sure to check out our new changes here!
Our Nursery is Located at:
4190 Free Union Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
We are CLOSED for the year. The nursery will reopen around the beginning of April. We hope you have a lovely fall and winter!
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH NATIVE PLANTS
STEP #1- Identifying Native Plants
What native plants do you already have on your property? Helping to make a difference through native plants begins by identifying and protecting these species. This is the #1 most important thing you can do on your journey for making a beneficial ecosystem on your property!
STEP #2-Recognizing Non-native Invasives
Non-native invasive plants spread aggressively, outcompeting native plant species, and are a major threat to the environment. Identifying and removing these invasives in a way that supports pre-existing native plants should be a primary goal to helping create a healthy ecosystem on your property.
STEP #3-Adding Habitat Corridors
Adding areas for native plants to thrive can help to turn your property into a beneficial ecosystem! A great way to do this is by converting sections of lawn and other places that lack native plants into habitat corridors. This can be done by both planting local natives that are suitable to the location and also by encouraging natives to spread in naturally. These areas will not only help counteract habitat loss, but also create a supportive environment for insects, birds, and other native wildlife to flourish!
Learn more about creating a habitat corridor—and how it differs from traditional flower gardening—by clicking here!
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Please join us on our mission to help native plants! By working together, we can all help make a difference in restoring and reconnecting local ecosystems.