Since 1980, our mission has been to bring people and nature together in their yards & gardens.

We educate, inspire and assist people in our community to manage their lands, yards and gardens to benefit native wildlife and to promote awareness of the interrelationships of all living things.

We work towards this goal by promoting the use of native plants, offering classes and workshops on nature and gardening themes such as Cavity Nesting Birds, Natural History of Butterflies, Butterfly Gardening, Planting a Refuge for Wildlife, Organic Gardening, Bird Identification and many others. We also offer a landscape consultation, design and installation service headed by a landscape designer who holds a BS degree in Wildlife Ecology.

Most of all, we provide a well-trained staff of enthusiastic naturalists and horticulturists at our store everyday to assist people toward this goal.

Why native plants?

Native plants, when planted in locations that meet their requirements, are well adapted to our climate and soils and have long established ecological relationships with the animals that share their habitats.