We Donate

We offer free trees and plants for governmental and university research projects and programs

If you are from a non-profit organization, university or governmental organization and need a few plants for a project, planting or experiment, please do not hesitate to call us and allow us to help you free of charge. We would be more than honored to ship plants for research. There will be no charge as we have not charged in 58 years for our donations. We would appreciate in exchange for a mention of our donation on your website.


We helped over 419 universities, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies get free saplings and liners for medical projects, wetland mitigation experiments and lab science programs. For your free plants, email Tammy at tnnurseryorders@gmail.com and she will absolutely help in any way possible .We will ask for proof of your affiliation before plants are shipped.

 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





How Plants Help Science Research

Plants have been used for thousands of years as medicine, food, and shelter, but today we have only scratched the surface of plant potential. To fully understand the capabilities of plants, research is needed to discover its use as a medicine, a prospect for solving world hungry, and an agent in environmental rejuvenation.

Non profit plant donations help universities and research centers acquire a large database of plant life to use in revolutionary studies and projects. At TN Nursery, we donate to universities using our supply of over 500 species of plants. Here are some of the ways that our charity efforts have helped science research.

Understanding Invasive Species

At the Center for Biological Control in Rhodes University, zoologists and entomologists use controlled environments to understand the effects of insecticides on human, animal, and environmental health. Their goal is to find alternatives to harmful chemicals while preventing invasive insects that destroy over 50% of the world's crops. Their research center in South Africa analyzes weeds that destroy natural water flows by blocking streams and soaking up water needed for indigenous crops. This causes food shortages and poverty for farmers. Non profit plant donations help centers in Africa control the overgrowing weed problems and invasive insects by studying the occurrences in a mimicked environment.

Solving Environmental Issues

Plants possess a unique DNA that allows them to not only to survive and evolve, but also to cleanse and maintain the earth. University experiments like the Harford Forest at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology examine how plants affect the health of water and aquatic ecosystems. The study uses pitcher plants as a micro ecosystem. By looking at the effects on a small scale, the health of the lake can be determined and corrected. Plants also provide air and water filtration, both externally for runoff and internally by producing oxygen and removing carbon. Greenhouse tests conducted at the University of Minnesota Research Farm measure the gas fluxes from a single isolated plant. At Vanderbilt University, students test water purification systems using plants and gravel to generate clean drinking water.

Creating new plant-based medicine

Our first and most important medicines have come from plants; in fact, 70% of the population relies on medicinal plant life. Plants' defense mechanisms are being tested against all varieties of bacteria to discover their survival techniques and resiliency. This test can be used to prevent crop death and to create medicines that cure and fight diseases. We donate to universities so that new studies like this one can expand our knowledge of the 250,000 species of plants, of which only a small portion have been examined.

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