Why should you plant native flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yard?

  • Native plants are more likely to survive and thrive.
  • Once established, native plants are easy to maintain, use less water and look gorgeous.
  • Native plants provide food and shelter for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.
  • Your yard can become a much needed natural space for urban wildlife—and a safe resting spot for migrating animals like birds and Monarch butterflies.
  • Your native garden will become an important part of saving our local, natural beauty by stopping invasive plants from taking over our lands.

Plant Native Programs

Click here to browse our upcoming programs on native plants, from what we're doing here to what you can do in your own space!

Pocket Prairies

Click here to learn more about how to create a mini-prairie in your yard to help pollinators and other wildlife. 

Restorative Landscapes

Click here to learn how we're helping people help pollinators & other wildlife through transforming their properties into native habitat.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Stop by Rowe Woods from April 22–June 5 to gather herbs, native plants, flowering trees, and shrubs. Click here to see a brief list of available plants.