Annual Native Plant Sale

Enjoy this time lapse video of our customers from our 2016 Fall Native Plant Sale.

An important aspect of the Reflection Riding Native Plant Sale is to help educate the public in the use of our native flora in garden settings. All of the species available are nursery-propagated plants. Many are propagated from seeds gathered from native populations of wildflowers, woody shrubs, and trees growing on the slopes of Lookout Mountain and the surrounding parts of the Cumberland Plateau. Gathering seeds from local populations allows us to enjoy the advantage of the adaptive variation found in the local gene pools. Species evolve in relationship to the other organisms in their area, and these symbioses form an interconnected web of dependency.

Our native trees, for example, not only provide the major structural component of the mature Appalachian forests, but also provide food in the form of nuts, fruits, leaves, and wood for a variety of animals, plants and fungi, forming the basis of the food chain. This balanced ecosystem of native plants can be upset by the introduction of non-natives, especially when our exotic domesticated plants escape into the wild and become invasive, displacing the native plants and the organisms that depend on them.

Attend our Annual Native Plant Sale this Spring, 2017. We will have just the plants you need for a native natural garden propagated especially for this area. This event is sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, EPB Fiber Optics and others.

2017 Spring Native Plant Sale dates to be announced!

For additional information or to volunteer or sponsor our 2017 Annual Spring Native Plant Sale call 423-821-1160 or email

Fall Operating Schedule: September 5th to January 1st
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday

Please note the last time to drive through loop is 30 minutes prior to closing.

We are closed to the public but open to members on Thanksgiving Day, 
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419 • 423-821-1160

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship through conservation, education and research
and by connecting people with land, plants and wildlife.