The Blair Native Plant Garden at Woodend offers many examples
of lovely native plants that create pleasing landscapes.
The gardens and landscaping at Woodend help wildlife and the environment. ANS continues to expand our gardens to create habitat, solve environmental problems like stormwater runoff, and inspire gardeners in our community.
Beautiful native plant gardens require less maintenance and use fewer resources while supporting wildlife.
You can plant native plants at home and in your community to support local wildlife including birds, butterflies, bees, reptiles and amphibians.
Native plants create habitat for pollinators that help ensure that new trees, plants, and fruits grow each year.
By using evergreen native plants like this Christmas fern, gardens stay interesting and attractive all winter long.
Ways to Get Involved:
Take it Home
For books and resources on
landscaping and gardening with native plants,
visit Woodend’s Audubon Naturalist Shop.
Visit anshome.org/adults to sign up for
nature classes and field trips.
If you have questions about restoration at Woodend Sanctuary, please contact Alison.Pearce@anshome.org
"It's exciting to see new native plant specifies appearing on the property. Educating children about the importance of biodiversity, food chains, and native flora and fauna becomes much easier when you are able to point them out."
"My first experience volunteering at Woodend involved surveying and nurturing the Restored Meadow. I quickly learned to identify many native plant species that were thriving in the meadow and also how much fun it was to volunteer with other nature loving folks."
"There is nothing like hands-on experience removing invasive plants and replacing them with native species. Through that process, I have learned more about each plant’s value and impact on improvement of the vibrancy and resilience of the plant and animal diversity at Woodend"
"I can not thank you all enough for providing fulfilling tangible projects - that saw the full lifecycle of restoration from invasive removal to planting - for our crews to really understand the impact of their work in the watershed."