Collins Nursery specializes in container grown plants that are native to the Mid-Atlantic region. Our plants are propagated from locally collected seed whenever possible. Most of our plants are straight species making them suitable for both gardens and ecological restoration. We carry native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, grasses, and ground covers.
Collins Nursery is located at historic Edgehill Castle in Glenside, Pennsylvania. It was founded by John F. Collins, a Philadelphia landscape architect and former chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at Temple University. His lifelong passion for native plants led him to establish a plant nursery on his property. The nursery is currently maintained by the Collins family and nursery manager Diane Ehrich.
The nursery is open by appointment and during Open Houses in the spring and fall. Check this website for upcoming Open House dates. To arrange for an appointment, contact us by phone at (215) 715-3439 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for our email list to be notified about open house dates and other nursery news.
Saturday, May 13
11am - 3pm
773 Roslyn Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038
Container grown native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, ground covers, and perennials for sun and shade
A new collection of our own handmade, all-weather, hypertufa pots, troughs, and bird baths
Original botanical drawings
Attend a bird walk guided by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society in Edgehill Woods at 10:00 before the plant sale begins. Meet on the lawn of Edgehill Castle. Bring binoculars if you own them.
The Wyncote Audubon Society will have information on their activities and how to attract birds to your garden with native plants. Plan on attending one of their presentations on planting for birds at 12:00-12:30 or 2:00-2:30.
The Abington EAC will take orders for rain barrels from 11:00-3:00. Learn about the benefits of putting a rain barrel on your property by attening a workshop at the nursery at 12:00-12:30 or 2:00-2:30 and receive a $10 coupon towards the price of your rain barrel. Prices start at $40 for an unpainted barrel. Barrels are also available with custom painting. For more information on options and pre-ordering rain barrels visit the Abington EAC website at EAC-Abington.org or email inquiries to AbingtonEACRainBarrels@gmail.com.
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