The Regional Garden highlights plants native to the Mid-Atlantic area. We selected the plants
around you for their form, ecological value, and horticultural qualities.
By using only native plants, the garden is especially valuable to local wildlife, offering the food,
water, shelter, and habitats needed to survive.
Walking through the garden, you might hear the calls of birds, or catch sight of butterflies, bees
and hummingbirds feeding on flowers. The plants you see are typical of the Mid-Atlantic. Look
for dogwoods, river birches, milkweeds, and switchgrass.
If you have some growing space at home, you can create a wildlife habitat. Just follow a few
Make sure to use a diverse selection of plants native to your own geographic area. Choose plants
adapted to the moisture, soil, and sunlight your site has to offer. Avoid unnecessary use of
pesticides, and make water available for wildlife. Give it a try!