We Donate

University Experiments, Governmental Plants & Even Blog Owners Can Get Absolutely Free Plants Fast

If you are from a non-profit organization, university, governmental organization or If you run a very upscale website or blog,  we'd be happy to send you out some plants absolutely free of charge. All you need to do is email Tammy at tammysons7@gmail.com and give her your name, organization name and website. She will get back to you within 24 hours or usually sooner. She will send you some excellent quality plants usually within 1 day.

 PLEASE NOTE ***** This is not a "free for all," and you choose what you want. We have a surplus of some items and are glad to donate a few plants. Please do not expect to give us quantities or species choices. We ship different plants in each season. We will gladly donate more in each season also.

All we ask is for a "thank you" mention on your site of us being a donating participant in your garden. We do ask for you to keep the "thank you" mention up for 1 year. This shows we are a credible company and build our branding and presence online. Here is our banners you can put up thanking us sample banners .

Tennessee Wholesale Nursery ships over 45,000 orders per season and we always have a surplus of plants we choose to donate, not throw away or replant in each season. Back in 1938, the founder offered many universities and professionals free plants for research and as supplements in more exceptional gardening areas. And to this day, our family-owned company still backs the founder's wishes to donate to fit the needs of non-profits, gardening bloggers and also universities for further studies and to help our planet stay beautiful. Plants fight pollution, provide fresh air, clean the environment, beautify and protect. And our motto is "Why to throw away what could be someone else's treasure.

We have donated to over 400 universities, national site planning and garden blog and website owners serious about the environment and planting plants for purification, beautification and to increase cleaner air and help the environment.

 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 Tennessee Wholesale 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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