The goal of the Native Plant Restoration Nursery is to increase the availability of genetically appropriate plant material whether it’s for habitat restoration on public lands or for home landscaping. Through the nursery and seed bank MDLT is preserving land and protecting wildlife linkages by conserving native plants and restoring damaged ecosystems, rebuilding food chains, and connecting people with the land.
Our nursery facilities include an 1,800-square foot greenhouse, a 6,000-square foot shade house, and 1,500-square feet of growing area for seed-increase production. We can conduct experimental grow outs for restoration and provide tracking data on all seed accessions and grow outs.
We can grow plant material for projects according to contract specifications. Services include site-specific seed collection, seed bulking, and contract growing of container plants.
For inquiries, contact Madena Asbell: [email protected].
MDLT holds two community plant sales a year, in the spring and fall. You can find information about upcoming plant sales on our Events page.
The MDLT Native Plant Nursery is located on the former site of the former Hanna’s Nursery Gardens & Landscaping. During the 1980’s and 90’s, the nursery was owned and operated by Chuck Hanna, who offered native and ornamental plants and landscaping services to the local community.
In 2015, MDLT purchased the property, which included the office building on 29 Palms Hwy and the 2.5-acre nursery facility behind it. MDLT restored the nursery to working order and began growing native plants in early 2016. At the same time, work began on developing the Mojave Desert Seed Bank.
The Mojave Desert Land Trust is a non-federal cooperator with the Plant Conservation Alliance.