Adirondack Pollinator Festival & Native Plant Sale

2023 Plant Sale & Pollinator Festival

This year, AdkAction’s Adirondack Pollinator Project is celebrating our 6th Annual Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale with a Pollinator Festival on June 3rd, 10:00AM–2:00PM at the scenic Uihlein Farm Greenhouse at 281 Bear Cub Road in Lake Placid.

Pre-ordering has closed, but plants will still be available to purchase on-site at the Pollinator Festival on June 3rd for $14 each. Cash, credit card, and check are all accepted at the sale. 

All pre-orders will be automatically entered in a random drawing for prizes at the festival, including Adirondack Pollinator Project tote bags and free plants

Whether you plant a few plants or many, you will help rebuild the monarch butterfly population, attract hummingbirds, and strengthen native bee and moth populations.

We are offering 14 varieties of native flowering plants, grown right here in the Adirondacks, to benefit pollinators that live here. These species are selected based on  their presence in NY State, habitat value, and nutrition they offer to pollinators throughout the year.  Each plant has been carefully sourced or grown from seed to ensure that they have never come in contact with neonicotinoids (a class of insecticides that are harmful to pollinators). 

What else can I do at the festival?
Enjoy a stunning view of the high peaks from a historic greenhouse. Picnicking encouraged!

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions about planting and caring for your pollinator habitat.

Kids can take home free wildflower seed packets, participate in activity stations to learn about pollination, and get their faces painted with flowers, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.

Sign up for Meadow Yoga at 10:00AM with a suggested donation of $10-$20 to the Adirondack Pollinator Project. Space is limited, so please sign up for yoga here.

Join in a guided Grasslands Walk with Ray Curran at noon. Space is limited so please sign up for the walk here.

Learn from our Compost for Good team about composting to restore Adirondack soils, and how to use compost in your pollinator garden. Locally made compost will also be available to buy at the festival, with a “bag your own compost” booth by Blue Line Compost.

*Please note: all plants available through this sale are grown naturally and are not treated with pesticides. As a result, they may have some insect damage, which is expected since these plants are safe for pollinators. Depending on growing conditions, we reserve the right to substitute similar plants or offer a refund at the time of pick-up to account for losses or other unforeseen issues. *

All proceeds will support the Adirondack Pollinator Project, a project of AdkAction in partnership with The Wild Center, and Paul Smith’s College.

Preordered plants are to be picked up at Uihlein Farm Greenhouse, 281 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid, NY on Saturday, June 3rd unless you make alternate arrangements with AdkAction.

Can a friend pick up my plants for me? Yes! We’ll send a reminder email prior to our plant pick-up day, including instructions for if you will have someone else picking up your plants. 

Can I pick up my plants at a different time? Contact [email protected] for times that someone will be at the greenhouse (near the date of the plant sale) to to assist you with your pre-order pickup.

Can I buy more plants when picking up my order? If we haven’t sold out, you will have the opportunity to buy more during our pollinator fest at the greenhouse on June 3rd.


Pre-ordering has closed, but plants will still be available to purchase on-site at the Pollinator Festival on June 3rd for $14 each. Cash, credit card, and check are all accepted at the sale. 


Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale

Thank you for supporting pollinator conservation efforts in the Adirondacks!

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