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NOVA natives growers, designers and landscapers

​Nature by Design

An environmentally responsible full service nursery and garden center specializing in native plants

300 Calvert Ave, Alexandria, VA

Proprietors: Randee Wilson and Carla Thomas


Phone:  703-683-GROW (4769)

Most area native plant enthusiasts already know Randee Wilson and Carla Thomas, the dynamic duo owners of Nature By Design, from visits to their nursery as well as Carla’s frequent teaching and lecturing gigs around town, but to find out more about how Nature By Design came to be and just how special a place it is. 

Elisa Meara, CBLP-D

Native plants garden designer


Phone:  571-499-8378

Landscape designer Elisa Meara tells us,how she came to be excited about working with Northern Virginia native plants.

Watermark Woods​

Nursery specializing in native plants

16764 Hamilton Station Rd, Hamilton, VA 201580

Owner: Julie Borneman

Phone: 540-441- 7443

Two homeowners woes of finding natives plants transformed their life and now they operate Watermark Woods to help others seeking natives. Learn more about their story here.

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