Native Gardens

Inspiration is in full bloom in the Water Center’s gardens. Installed in 2006 and recently certified at the Silver Level in the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, the gardens showcase plants native to the Pacific Northwest. Our gardens are a demonstration of what a mature native habitat garden can look like in your garden space. Full grown trees and shrubs offer the visitor an idea of how much space is needed for native species to thrive.

Native gardens have adapted to our climate and contribute to sustainable and healthy ecosystems. They use less water resources, limit the need for pesticides, enhance wildlife habitat and support pollinators native to our region.

Certified backyard habitat

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