Audubon Center for Native Plants (ACNP), our native plant nursery, was dedicated in May 2000, thanks to a grant from Dominion Peoples, a Dominion company. We have expanded our native plant nursery with additional education, retail and growing spaces. The ACNP allows us to increase the promotion, protection, and propagation of native plants, and to integrate native plant education into our current programming at ASWP. The ACNP is located at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve at the northern end of the main parking lot.
ACNP is an environmentally sustainable building that features the use of passive solar energy and lighting, locally-grown straw bale insulation, rainwater collection for plant irrigation, and a variety of recycled and reused materials. Work is continuing with plans for increased propagation areas and demonstration gardens.
In addition to growing native plants and helping customers select the right native plants for their needs, ACNP offers a variety of services. These services include:
Go to our native plants information pages by clicking here.
We're always looking for great volunteers to help us to cultivate our native plants!