Native Plant Outreach

Native Plant Outreach

Native plants benefit our local ecosystem in several ways. Native plants have deep root systems that infiltrate rainwater, which reduces the amount of water that runs off into our storm sewer system. They also create habitat for bees and butterflies, and can be just as attractive as traditional landscaping.

Below are resources about native plants to share with your community:


Social Media Graphics



Landscape Design Ideas for Your Native Garden

Common Invasive Plants (and What to Plant Instead)

Plants for Sunny Areas

Planting in Shady or Wet Areas

A Garden for All Seasons

Tree Care Misconceptions

Create a Butterfly Garden

Celebrating OAKtober with a Healthy Yard


Garden Refresh: Designing a Native Plant Garden

For the Garden Refresh re-design at McDonald Farm, we created materials to inspire others to tackle native landscaping around their homes too. Take ideas from our Garden Refresh designs, webinars, and blogs below!

Garden Plans

Full Sun Garden Design

Shade and Partial Shade Garden Design


Designing a Native Garden

Garden Refresh Revisited: Lessons Learned


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