Welcome!

Welcome to St. Louis Native Plants! We are a landscape consulting and design company that works with only native plants in an effort to have a positive impact on the environment. Through thoughtful planning, designing, and picking the right plants to match the site conditions, we can help you with tougher growing areas (bad drainage, poor soil, etc.) and bring vibrance and more beneficial wildlife to your yard.

What We Can Do

We hope to provide helpful information and resources about the native plants of St. Louis, Missouri. We also offer services to anyone in the area looking for help regarding use of more native plants in their home landscapes.

Consultations: Coaching and ideas on plant types, appropriate placement, sources to get plants and supplies, and other information.

Landscape Design: Everything the consultation includes as well as the design for the project.**Initial meetings may be scheduled for landscape designs, but due to business volume (and horticulture degree near-completion), native plant design creation will commence in late Spring 2018.**

Education: Informational talks, presentations, classes or tours on native plants, wildlife and insects.

*Currently serving St. Louis City and County within the boundary of Highway 70 north, Mississippi River east, Highway 270 south and just outside of Highway 270 west.

The Person Behind the Plants

Susie Van de Riet loves sharing the benefits of native plants with others. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and is currently doing post-graduate work in Horticulture. She is an ISA Certified Arborist and a NAI Certified Interpretive Guide. She has a passion for native plants and has been landscaping with them since 2009. She recreates landscapes to work with their natural environment rather than against it and loves helping her clients to do the same.

Susie has served as Education Subcommittee Chair of Grow Native! and has participated with the St. Louis Audubon Society’s “Bring Conservation Home” program as a Habitat Advisor. She is a member of Grow Native and Wild Ones and currently works as a Horticulturist Apprentice at Forest Park. Her last yard was Platinum Certified with the BCH program, and she has attained the same certification for her new yard.

Purchasing Native Plants

Seeing Native Plants

  • Forest Park has a number of spaces too see almost any native plant habitat.
  • Citygarden in downtown St. Louis features a beautiful combination of native and non-native plants with artistic sculptures.
  • Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit features a more manicured look in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden and more wild surroundings in the rest of the trails.

Recent Work

Recent Blog Posts

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