The “Natural Garden in Your Yard” (NGYY) program was established in early 2005 by the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee. Our goal is to assist and encourage homeowners to transform traditional lawn and gardens to native plant gardens. With our help, homeowners interested in getting started with native plants can gain the needed assistance through our program.
If you’re attracted to the idea of gardening with native plants and would like to participate in this year’s program, you may register online or download an application here. Applications are due by August 1. Garden planning will take place in the fall with plants delivered the following spring.
As a Natural Garden participant, you’ll be paired with a mentor and given one-on-one assistance in the planning of a small native garden area. The garden becomes a living classroom where you gain firsthand knowledge of native wildflowers as well as discover the wonders of nature in your yard. Your garden could be a rain garden, shade garden, pollinator garden, native plant border, stopover habitat for migrating birds or even a formal planting using natives. Even small backyards can contribute valuable native habitat. The program provides: