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The Wilderness Greenhouse

The Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse is a native plant and teaching nursery.

Here young people served by Diakon learn skills, gain workplace experience, build relationships and deepen their understanding of the world around them.

Students, staff, volunteers and partners grow and sell more than 200 species of flowering plants, ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees native to Central Pennsylvania for wildlife and restoration. Proceeds benefit Diakon Youth Services and our work with children, youths and families. 

March 2021 update: We will begin taking spring native plant orders through our online store in mid-April; plants will be available for either curbside pickup or local delivery. We do not ship.

In addition, we will be open limited Saturday hours for in-person shopping beginning May 1. We will fulfill plant order through the end of June.  


“Their native perennials are healthy and strong! I've had nothing but excellent experiences with their plants.”

Debra - Carlisle, PA

“Today was my first time there and I found lots of wonderful natives. Friendly and informative people, too. I will be back to buy more.”

Brenda - Mechanicsburg, PA

“Today was my first trip there. Great place great native plant selection great cause great prices ! Will be going back!”

Michelle - Mechanicsburg, PA