Tn Nursery has been donating plants for research for 61 years. Thus far, more than 419 universities, governmental organizations and non-profit groups have benefited from this service. The nursery offers over 500 different species of herbaceous, wetland and medicinal plants that can and have been used in projects for the medical field, environmental studies and lab experiments. Since the specimens are available year-round, regardless of season, and are grown without pesticides, insecticides or herbicides, they are perfect for scientific experimentation and research. Universities studying in plant experiments and science include Harvard University, Yale University, a joint project conducted by Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford Universities, Rhodes University, the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University. The plants themselves have been used for studies in space, the fight against disease, plant hybridization, controlling storm water runoff, urban sustainability and more.

The types of plants on offer include all kinds of trees, including fruit trees, vines, shrubs, mosses, ferns, evergreens, perennials and berries. Most plants are shipped ready to plant, but some can also be sent as seedlings. This provides researchers the option to study the plants from any stage of life.

As the donation and shipping of plants are free for governmental organizations, universities, and non-profits, Tn Nursery does not get any reimbursement for its service. The company is glad of the opportunity to help with potentially life-saving or world-changing experiments and only ask that the nursery is mentioned on their donees' websites.

If you are involved with a non-profit organization, university lab or governmental agency that needs specimens on which to conduct a study, Tn Nursery can be reached for donations by contacting Tammy Here.

 Experiments in Plant Hybridisation @ Harvard University - Read More Here




 Plants Growing In Mars YES Mars - Read More Here


University Of Minnesota Plant Experiment - Read More Here


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 Vanderbilt University - Using Plants - Read More Here


Yale University - Sustainability With Stormwater - Read More Here



 Oxford, Stanford & Cambridge Projects With Plants - Read More Here





Plants add a welcome boost to any indoor or outdoor space, providing benefits ranging from mitigating indoor air pollution to beautifying a backyard. Tn Nursery is a tree farm and plant nursery based in Tennessee that offers specimen quality plants at wholesale prices that can be delivered to offices, businesses or homes. All orders are made online, and Tn Nursery ships its products all over the U.S. However, this is not all that Tn Nursery does. The company also donates some of their inventory to non-profits, universities and governmental organizations that need specimens on which to experiment or study.