Grown in Gowanus
The Lowlands Nursery offers plants that are well-adapted to the urban conditions of Gowanus, celebrating the local ecosystem while educating and engaging the community in environmental stewardship. We are a mission-driven, not-for-profit community nursery run by Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
Our plant inventory centers on native urban-adapted plants, which we sell to individuals, civic institutions, and landscape designers. As a mission-driven nursery we support stewardship of the Gowanus lowlands by providing plant material for installations and engaging students and volunteers in direct plant care. All proceeds support Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s mission-based education and stewardship programs.
We recycle pots! To return your pots please bring them the next time you pick up plants or email us to coordinate.
Get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com.
Open Hours & Online Orders
We are closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2024. Please subscribe to our newsletter for up-to-date information on the nursery. Thank you for a great year!
The Lowlands Nursery is subject to closure due to unpredictable and inclement weather, holidays, and unforeseen events. We will try our best to send out updates via social media whenever possible.
***Please refer to above dates for closures, Google Hours may not always be accurate:***
We are located at: 25 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, right next to the F/G train Smith-9th Street station and the 9th Street Bridge. We do not have parking on our site so please plan accordingly.
We highly encourage people to shop in-person. If that is not an option, online orders can be picked up during open hours. Please select the date you would like to pick up at checkout and your plant order will be set aside for you when you arrive.
Lowlands Nursery distributes free sifted compost. There is a limit of 1 bag per household, while supplies last. Pick-up dates are during our Nursery Open Hours. For large compost inquiries, please contact Big Reuse.
We recycle pots! To return your pots please bring them the next time you pick up plants or email us to coordinate at plants[at]gowanuscanalconservancy[dot]org.
We offer discounts for Schools, Community Gardens, Block Associations and GCC Members!
Schools, community gardens, and block associations can apply to receive a 35% discount for plantings in school/community gardens or the public realm. To receive this discount, we ask that you upload documentation of your affiliation using the application link (documentation could be a photograph of the school/community garden, public garden, or tree pit to be planted; a membership card; a school letter, etc).
If you are a school interested in applying for the Community discount as a school, please note this is mainly for private and public grade schools looking to buy plants for either their own school gardens or for projects in the public realm. If you are a university, this discount only applies for gardens or green spaces accessible to the public.
GCC Members receive a 15% discount and do not need to fill out a separate application. If you are a member and have not received a discount code, please forward your membership receipt to plants[at]gowanuscanalconservancy[dot]org. Not a member yet? Become a member today!