Daniel Payne’s Naturescapes

Naturescapes founder

Naturescapes founder Daniel Payne
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We are glad that you found our site but I am sorry it is such a mess.

So do me a favor and subscribe to my email list and I will send you a notice when it looks better. You will be happy that you did..

if you do.. you will get a notice when we reload our availability list..Then you will see about 200 different species of native and heirloom plants which are perfectly adapted for Coastal South Carolina and Coastal Georgia.

We propagate almost all of our native plants  from local wild populations we found  in  fields, swamps, marshes, flatwoods and dunes. We found our heirloom plants growing around abandoned homesites..or around long-established populations in old gardens.

Why..a lot of reasons..

1) if we propagate them and help people establish them somewhere else….then if the wild population dies out..the species can continue on

2) Our native birds, butterflies, birds and other wildlife depend on them

3) if you plant the right native plant in your garden, it will not need irrigation, pesticides or fertilizers to thrive.

4) They are as much a part of our history and our culture..as our old homes, churches and businesses.

But…we only grow a few of each species..so sign up so that you will be able to reserve yours when they are ready..


Why do we do it?

First. This county has an incredibly rich flora…but it is disappearing..(catalguing our flora was my masters’ research)..Since, I came here in ’91, I have tried to educate and advocate for our rare platns

We do a lot of other things..too.

Consultations to help you know what you already have and know what plants will grow best for you.

Professional planting. Sustainable garden maintenance..

Lectures, field trips and hands-on workshops.

Vegetation surveys of natural areas.

If you need me call (843) 525-9454 or (843) 592-8150 or danielpayne@naturescapesofbeaufort.com

We are having an open house on April 5th, 2014..9-12 and 1-4.

If you can’t make that day.. come visit another. We are open whenever we are working at the nursery.

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5 thoughts on “Daniel Payne’s Naturescapes

  1. Sandy Price

    I got your name/numbers from a member of NABA – Jock. He bought some water hemlock from you and I want some too. i will call you this week to place an order. best regards, Sandy Price

  2. Daniel Post author


    I am so glad you found me. We are looking to redo our website to make it a contact point but.. but we haven’t found the right person to take care of it yet.. We have very nice Southern Water-hemlock (Cicuta maculata) and many other butterfly larval food plants and nectar plants. Email me at danielpayne@naturescapeasofbeaufort.com and I will send you a price list. or call me at (843) 525-9454 or (843) 812-4845. I am not sure how to attach a file here.

  3. Steve Katzberg


    I contacted you about a year or so about Tillandsia bartramii and Tillandsia recurvata. You mentioned you had seen an unknown bromeliad behind the aquarium on Skidaway Island up in some live oaks. My wife and I were in Savannah a short while ago and I went there, but couldn’t find the plant. I walked in the picnic area behind the aquarium and also along the nature trail (long path) but couldn’t find it. Any idea on where I went wrong?

    Also, saw great gobs of ball moss in downtown Savannah, so I think it is probably a natural reintroduction from Brunswick, GA where it is endemic. The last few years of warm winters (along with riding on plant material from FL) have caused what must be climate related migration up the coast.

  4. Daniel Post author


    I remember talking to you. Tillandsia recurvata is an abundant recent introduction in Beaufort County..hitchhiking on trees from Florida. It is native as close as McIntosh Co., GA..(just north of Brunswick.)..As for the other Tillandsia, I will look and see if I wrote better notes for where it was. It seems that it was close to some sort of equipment shed. It was not T. recurvata.. and definitely not T. usneoides. It was on an very large live oak in an opening.

    Daniel C. Payne

  5. James Grant

    Tillandsia Recurvata has survived on a few trees in my yard for about two years. I live in Hopkins, SC (just southeast of Columbia). Tillandsia Bartramii is (rather was) native to SC according to internet sources I have found in my searching. I assume it would have been restricted to the southern costal regions and perhaps the Sea Islands. Do you have any information on this matter?

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