Shoppers can select from more than 150 plant species

The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District will host its 14th annual spring native plant sale on Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way.

Gardeners of all ages can select from more than 150 species of trees, shrubs, ground cover and perennials.

The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This event provides an opportunity for anyone to create a backyard habitat for people, birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the Nature Park Interpretive SUBMITTED PHOTO: THPRD - The 14th annual spring native plant sale returns Saturday to the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center.

Native plants, once established, have greater wildlife benefits and require less care, water, fertilizer and pesticide than non-native ornamental plants. A small selection of native plants, including trilliums and other early-blooming wildflowers, are already available at the Nature Park Interpretive Center during business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Visitors to the sale will have a wealth of resources at their disposal, Munday said. They can talk to knowledgeable staff, including park rangers and plant experts, or grab plant information sheets to learn more about building the perfect garden oasis.

A resource fair will also provide gardeners with a chance to talk to community partners about how native plants impact wildlife, water conservation and reduce pesticide usage.

The spring native plant sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Proceeds will support environmental education programs and future improvements at the 222-acre wildlife reserve in the heart of Beaverton.

The Nature Park Interpretive Center hosts education and recreation programs for children, adults and families throughout the year.

For more information about the native plant sale or other park district nature programs, call the Interpretive Center at 503-629-6350 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..