High Plains Environmental Center

Native Plant Nursery

About the Nursery:

Native plants (wildflowers), birds, butterflies, and other pollinators are intrinsically connected; one cannot survive and form a whole ecosystem without the others. For this reason, HPEC is committed to native plant conservation. With over 20 million acres of suburban lawns in the U.S., we have greatly diminished the community of native plants and subsequently the birds and butterflies that depend on them. The good news is that many Colorado native plants are beautiful, easy to grow, and can help reverse the loss of wildlife.

At HPEC we grow native plants from seed at our own nursery, many of which are locally collected ecotypes that are particularly valuable for restoration projects. We are proud to be members of the Colorado Native Plant Society, as well as an affiliate organization of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, with a shared mission to support native plant preservation, conservation and use.

In 2024 we are growing 180 species of Prairie and Rocky Mountain native plants.

#1 producer of Native Plants in Northern Colorado

Grown by a small team of extremely knowledgeable, passionate staff.

Proceeds benefit our nonprofit mission.