Native Plants

in Modern Landscapes

Since 1997 we have advanced the use of native plants in modern landscapes. Today GroWild is recognized as one of the leading native plant nurseries in the eastern U.S. We offer a wide range of services from consultation and design to installation and restorations.

Our Specialties

Native Restorations

By selecting types that naturally grow in your area or part of the continent; you’re getting plants that are completely adapted to the climate, soils, pests and diseases that may occur there. This means they need less coddling and spraying (if any!), making for an easier-care, lower maintenance landscape. The birds and butterflies in your yard will thank you too.

Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope. It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rainwater runoff that flows from roofs, driveways, patios or lawns.

Green Roofs

Today architects and developers are increasingly turning to planted rooftops as a viable and attractive alternative to ordinary gravel-and-tar commercial installations. There are significant practical, economic, environmental and quality-of-life benefits to a green roof.

Wholesale Nursery

GroWild is a wholesale nursery offering native plants to customers in the mid-South. Contact us for current availabilities or with your list of needs. Nursery open by appointment only.

Custom Contract Growing

We have over 850 species and cultivars of native perennials, wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses. Whether you need a specific hard-to-find variety or large quantity, our experienced team will work with you to find a cost-effective and sustainable native plant solution.

Why Plant Natives

Since many classic garden plants originated in Europe or Asia, you may wonder why it would pay to plant native species and varieties instead of such tried and true favorites. The practical answer is because they work. By selecting types that naturally grow in your area or part of the continent; you’re getting plants that are completely adapted to the climate, soils, pests and diseases that may occur there. This means they need less coddling and spraying (if any!), making for an easier-care, lower maintenance landscape. The birds and butterflies in your yard will thank you too.

Aesthetic

Another benefit to using natives is aesthetic. Native plants give your landscape a unique sense of place. This understanding of the intrinsic value of local plants has been fundamental to the finest and most distinctive garden designs in the world, whether a contemplative Japanese tea garden or an English cottage garden. The beauty of native American plants in a well-designed garden is unsurpassed.

An Ethical Choice

Selecting native plants for your landscape is an ethical decision. Many of the widely known exotic landscape favorites have gone wild, often overwhelming indigenous species of plants and unfavorably altering the habitat of many insect and animal species. Anyone living in the southeastern US knows what a plague kudzu, wintercreeper and Japanese honeysuckle have become. In the Northwest, English ivy is a major threat. And Buckthorn and Norway maple are widespread problems. All these came to America as innocent garden plants. By sticking with native plants, you’re not contributing to the problem, and you’re helping native plants hold their ground.

Get In Touch
or Schedule a Nursery Visit

We’d love to have you visit us at GroWild.
Just give us a call – we’ll be happy to arrange a tour.

All nursery visits
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,
9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
Some Saturdays, 9am-12p.

(615) 799.1910