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ABOUT US

Parallel Nursery was founded in Richmond, VA by two horticulturalists with a passion for native plants & a sincere appreciation for the natural world.

[[ Note, our nursery is currently open by

appointment only. Please use our contact form

below for questions & visit requests! ]]

We are a majority woman-owned business specializing in seed grown native plants endemic to the Piedmont & Coastal Plain of VA

Our primary goal is to provide our

customers with a diverse selection of

high quality, sustainably grown perennials.  However, the roots of Parallel Nursery run far deeper.

 It is our belief that regardless of someone's location or socio-economic status, we should all have access to meaningful experiences with nature. This belief goes far beyond our commitment to a robust & varied plant selection. 

Our mission is to support the well-being of

people & plants in a parallel fashion.

Whether through sustainable

landscape design & maintenance,

educational outreach & volunteer opportunities, or sharing our artistic inspiration it is essential to our business

to help people and nature thrive side by side. 

In order to meet these goals,

Parallel Nursery is committed to the

following practices :

 

// equitable & accountable business policies designed to encourage fairness & reduce negative environmental impact 

// Seed-to-Soil goal of a 100% neonicotinoid  

& pesticide free life cycle of our plants,

to help preserve the health of our wildlife & water sources

// all plant propagation is sourced from USA based companies, wild harvested at our facility, 

or purchased through permit approved

ethical wild seed collectors only

// plants are sun-grown with minimal inputs to ensure our stock is as hardy as possible to our customers environment & to reduce our use of fertilizers, water, and electricity 

// mature plants are planted only in a sustainable, peat-free, renewable pine-bark medium to decrease impact of industrial peat harvesting

// purchase from local sources & use recycled material whenever possible to limit plastic & fossil fuel consumption

 // direct a portion of all revenue to rebuilding landscapes which are over-developed and rapidly loosing green space & biodiversity due to human driven environmental pressures

​​​// utilize our resources and knowledge to encourage accessible, high quality educational 

experiences based in scientifically driven & horticulturally tested sustainable practices 

 

// facilitate community engagement through volunteer opportunities & inclusive event spaces

// support local organizations to increase ability for all people to have significant, abundant experiences in nature, with a focus on advocating for people historically deprived of access 

Please contact us below with any questions, volunteer or educational opportunities

design inquiries,

& for all nursery visitation requests!

 
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