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, but perhaps lacking knowledge or confidence, gain the needed assistance through our program.
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 formal plantings using natives. Even small backyards can contribute valuable natural habitat. The program provides: