Denver Plant Swap – Native Plants!

By Idelle, April 27, 2022

Attention Gardeners! Mark your calendars for these three upcoming October 2022 Seed Swaps in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins:

Saturday 10/15/22 10am – 1pm
Denver Native Seed Swap and Giveaway
The Table Public House
2190 S. Platte River Drive, Denver, CO, 80223
Partners: People & Pollinators Action Network and Wild Ones

Saturday 10/22/22 10am – 1pm
Colorado Springs Native Seed Share
Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Partners: Colorado Native Plant Society, Manitou Pollinators, Manitou Seed Library and Wild Ones

Fort Collins Native Seed Swap and Giveaway
Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Partners: People & Pollinators Action Network, Native Plant Society of Northern Colorado, League of Women Voters Pollinator Habitat Group, Nature in the City, City of Fort Collins, Audubon of the Rockies, Wildlands Restoration and Wild Ones

If you don’t have any seeds to swap, that’s ok, you’re welcome to come and adopt some native seeds! After they get established in your landscape, you may be able to share volunteers and divided plants down the road! These Seed Swaps are FREE to attend, welcome to all.

In 2022, the FREE Denver Native Plant Swap was held at EarthLinks at 2746 W. 13th Avenue in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
We had a great turnout with nearly 200 people and thousands of native plant seedlings given away and swapped. Here’s some more info on the swap:

Pollinator/Native Plant SWAP & GIVEAWAY

Sunday, June 12, 2022
9:00am to 1:00pm
at EarthLinks – 2746 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Anise Hyssop Seedling
Anise Hyssop Seedling

Why are these native plants swaps free?
The swap is to educate and share with people so they can plant more native plants. Not only do native plants cut down water use substaintially, they also help sustain the ecosystem – so you’ll see more birds, pollinators, and all wildlife thrive in your own backyard. By the way, go to the library and checkout “Nature’s Best Hope” by Douglas Tallamy – it will inspire you to plant even just one native plant in your garden to start. Pretty soon, you’ll be hooked. Native plants thrive here in Denver, because they have deep roots and dry & cold tolerance to withstand our harsh weather here in our semi-arid, high-desert climate. Instead of struggling with needy turf grass, there is a wide variety of native grasses, a rainbow of flowers, and wonderful shrubs and trees that will create an oasis of life in your landscape.

Bringing plants or seeds to these swaps is encouraged but not necessary to participate. Our main goal is to educate our Metro Denver communities, and to encourage the growing of native, locally sourced, pollinator friendly species to promote sustainable landscaping practices in the parcels our communities steward.

Learn about upcoming swaps for native plants or seeds at: