Gardening with native plants benefits wildlife and the environment

ANS maintains beautiful demonstration gardens at Woodend, offers gardening clinics and classes,
holds seasonal native plant sales and can even bring expert help right to your garden!

Upcoming Classes and Programs

Edible Native Landscaping

Tuesday, May 17 (1-3:30 pm)
Member $30; nonmembers $42

Native plants aren't just for the birds! Learn about options for your garden that can put food on your own table, while also contributing to a healthy ecosystem. Workshop will take place outside in a tented classroom. REGISTER HERE

ANS Garden Consultations

An on-site coaching visit with ANS
will help you:

• Define sunny, shady, dry and wet areas in your garden

• Identify your existing plants and recommend additions

• Strategize next steps to improve habitat or start a food garden

•Provides a simple map of your property with recommendations specific to different areas

Includes Garden Coaching
(One on-site visit)

Provides a technical planting plan including:

• Plant species
• Quantities and sizes
• Locations
• Design provided on a scale drawing

Suitable for installation by you or a landscape contractor for up to 2,000 SF (which can be split over several areas if needed.)

On-site consultations are available within 15 miles of Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Consultations farther than 15 miles will incur an additional mileage charge for each mile over 15.


For books and resources on landscaping and gardening with native plants, visit Woodend’s Audubon Naturalist Shop.

Visit to sign up for nature classes and field trips.

Free downloads and other resources:

Visit Woodend Sanctuary

8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk
Admission is free

Thank you for leaving dogs and other pets at home

Download our Trail Map