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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Umstead Coalition Plant Sale, Fall Hike & Cookout/Picnic

  • 11/05/2022
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Umstead State Park (2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513)


Registration is closed

10:30am-noon: Hike

Join us for a hike in Umstead State Park along the border of the existing Wake Stone Triangle Quarry. See the negative environmental impact of the current quarry on our state park and how this will be amplified with the proposed RDU Quarry. There's nothing like seeing firsthand why it's so important to protect Umstead State Park.

This will be a moderately-paced hike along the border of Umstead State Park. We'll hike near Crabtree Creek and return via the Inspiration Trail. The hike will stay on State Park property and will last approximately 1.5 hours . Dr. Jean Spooner, Chair of the Umstead Coalition will lead the hike. We'll be off trail and in the forest - hiking boots are recommended.

Meet:  Grassy area near Reedy Creek Parking lot (same location as plant and T-shirt sales)

10am-noon: Plant Sale


  • 4" & 1 gal perennials: $8
  • 1 gal shrubs & trees: $20
  • SALE! 1 gal paw paws & azaleas: 20

We'll be setup in the grassy area on the right when you pull into the parking lot at the Reedy Creek entrance to Umstead State Park.

Perennial   Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa 4" / 6"
Perennial Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis 4"
Perennial Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca Seeds
Perennial Golden groundsel Packera aurea 4"
Perennial Hairy mountain mint Pycnanthemum pilosum 1 gal
Perennial Hoary mountain mint Pycnanthemum incanum 1 gal
Perennial Marsh rattlesnake master   Eryngium aquaticum 4"
Perennial Prairie coneflower Ratibida columnifera 4"
Perennial Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 1 gal
Perennial Scarlet rose mallow Hibiscus coccineus 4"
Perennial Spiked wild indigo Baptisia albescens 4"
Perennial Swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata 4" / 1 gal
Perennial White turtlehead Chelone glabra 4"
Shrub Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum 1 gal
Shrub Button bush Cephalanthus occidentalis 1 gal
Shrub Dwarf azalea Rhododendron atlanticum 1 gal
Shrub New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus 1 gal
Shrub Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius 1 gal
Shrub Possumhaw Viburnum nudum 1 gal
Shrub Spicebush Lindera benzoin 1 gal
Shrub Sweet pepperbush Clethra alnifolia 1 gal
Shrub Virginia sweetspire Itea virginica 1 gal
Tree Black cherry Prunus serotina 1 gal
Tree Black haw Viburnum prunifolium 1 gal
Tree Dogwood Benthamidia florida 1 gal
Tree Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis 1 gal
Tree Fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus 1 gal
Tree Pawpaw Asimina triloba 1 gal
Tree Persimmon Diospyros virginiana 1 gal
Tree Serviceberry Amelanchier canadensis 1 gal
Tree Witch hazel Hamamelis virginiana 1 gal

Picnic Potluck & Cookout (starting noonish)

If you're not up for the hike, join us just for the cookout! Bring your own food or a side dish to share.  Feel free to bring your own food for the grill.  We will provide paper plates and utensils, water, lemonade,  veggie burgers, and chips. 

Holiday Gifts for Sale: Looking for holiday presents for nature lovers? We'll have Umstead State Park hoodies, t-shirts, hats and magnets, 2023 calendars and more.


The Plant Sale and meeting place for the hike will be the grassy area when you drive into parking lot at the Reedy Creek entrance to Umstead State Park. 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513. The picnic will be at the large picnic shelter at the start of Company Mill Trail.

The Umstead Coalition

We are a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.