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Garden for Wildlife and Carolina Native Nursery Announce Partnership

Garden for Wildlife, Inc., a leading organization dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through gardening with native plants, has announced a new partnership with Carolina Native Nursery. Carolina Native Nursery is a renowned grower of native plants for ecological restoration, landscaping, and gardening. This partnership aims to provide high-quality native plants to gardeners nationwide while promoting sustainable gardening practices that benefit wildlife. Through this partnership, Garden for Wildlife and Carolina Native Nursery will work together to ensure that gardeners have access to a wide range of native plant species that are beneficial to wildlife and easy to grow in home gardens. By providing a diverse selection of plants, the partnership hopes to make it easier for gardeners to create wildlife-friendly habitats in their own backyards.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Carolina Native Nursery,” said Shubber Ali, CEO of Garden for Wildlife, Inc. “Their commitment to sustainable growing practices and their extensive knowledge of native plants make them an ideal partner for our organization. Together, we can offer gardeners the plants needed to create beautiful, wildlife-friendly gardens that benefit both people and wildlife.” Carolina Native Nursery has been growing native plants for over 20 years, and has a reputation for providing high-quality plants that are well-suited to the local environment. By working with Garden for Wildlife, the nursery hopes to expand its reach and make native plants more accessible to gardeners across the country.

“We are excited to be working with Garden for Wildlife to promote the use of native plants in home gardens,” said Bill Jones, owner of Carolina Native Nursery. “Native plants are not only beautiful and easy to care for, but they also provide important habitat for wildlife. By partnering with Garden for Wildlife, we hope to inspire more people to incorporate native plants into their gardens and help protect our natural resources.”

Garden for Wildlife and Carolina Native Nursery are committed to promoting sustainable gardening practices that benefit wildlife and the environment. By partnering, they hope to provide gardeners with the necessary resources to create beautiful, ecologically-friendly habitat gardens to support wildlife.

About the Native Plant Collections

The Garden for Wildlife collections consist of an assortment of scientifically-curated combinations of keystone native plants that support ninety percent of butterflies and moths, up to sixty percent of native pollen specialist bees, and ninety-six percent of backyard birds. Research shows native plant gardens support 50% more wildlife than surrounding conventional landscapes.

Garden for Wildlife is currently working with Carolina Native Nursery, and other regional growers to supply the right native plants to 38 states – and are working on expanding nationwide.  

  • Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Eastern Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin


Their native plants are never treated with neonicotinoids, harmful chemicals to butterflies, bees, and birds. In addition, GFW works with Plant Sentry. This tool makes it possible to meet the stringent growing, inspection, and audit requirements for plants in every state to ensure healthy plants (free of disease or invasive pests) arrive at their destination.   


The Garden for Wildlife Native Plant Collections allow anyone to support local wildlife and directly address climate change from their own backyard while enjoying the beauty and joys of nature.


For more information on Garden for Wildlife and Carolina Native Nursery, visit and, respectively.



Julie Richards

Garden for Wildlife 


Bill Jones

Carolina Native Nursery President

(828) 682-1471


Since 1973, National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlifeprogram and partnerships have been educating and empowering people to plant with the purpose of saving wildlife. By building relationships in key networks, with native plant experts and growers, Garden for Wildlife has engaged millions to help wildlife where people live. In 2021, GFW launched a new collection of native plants that support the highest numbers of butterflies, native bees, and birds. Americans of all backgrounds have already provided wildlife with food, water, cover, and places to raise young by creating over 270,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats. Learn more at Follow GFW on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Pinterest @gardenforwildlife and Twitter at garden4wildlife.