Shoppers look over the wide assortment of native plants available at the Borderlands native plant sale. 

The Borderlands Restoration Network’s (BRN) Native Plant Nursery was open on May 1 for a spring plant sale event that was a roaring success. 

Almost 400 people came out to Patagonia to shop at the nursery and came away with plants, pottery, books, and wind chimes. Besides the sale benefitting BRN’s native plant program, it also featured the Friends of the Patagonia Library’s book sale, Martha Kelly’s Shooting Star Pottery, Mary McKay’s Patagonia Plants, and students’ work from the Patagonia Creative Art Center’s art class. 

Nursery sale visitors not only came from the Patagonia-Sonoita area, but as far away as Phoenix, Bisbee, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Hereford, Nogales, Rio Rico, and Sahuarita.

If you weren’t able to landscape your home during lockdown this last year and missed the spring sale, the nursery is open Tue – Fri, 9 – noon and Saturday, 10 – 1p.m. you can order ahead for pickup on

There will be a monsoon plant sale on Saturday, July 17 from 8a.m. – 3p.m. In the fall, there will be a sale on October 9 from 9a.m. – 4p.m.