For those unfamiliar with native plants, overwhelmed by our species options, or just looking for a second opinion- NPU offers site visits to help you narrow down the species that would do well in your conditions!

Rate: Consults are $50/hour and $.50/mi (from Fishers). Consults rarely take more than one hour.

What it entails: We will make note of soil, water, and light conditions, discuss any specific species of interest, and provide a list of recommended species for the space(s). The species list is usually finished a few days after the consult and will be sent as a PDF via e-mail.

Payment: Payment is expected at the time of consultation- we take cash, check, and credit card. 

Please note that we are not landscapers and do not offer landscape design. While we can tailor lists to aesthetic preferences (ie, height, flower color), we will not make the final selection from the recommended species and always encourage landowners to review the provided list and pick the plants they like best!

Remember: Our plant sales are seasonal, so we can only supply herbaceous plants (perennials and annuals) in the spring and woody plants (trees, shrubs, and vines) in the fall. Consultations will not be available during our spring and fall sales but, if you have an idea of what you’re after, you are welcome to come chat with us at the sale!

Scheduling: Email with the subject “Consultation Request”. Please include your name, address (so we can give you an estimate right away), a basic run down of the areas you want species recommendations for, and a few dates that would work well for you. We will get back with you as soon as possible!