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Celebrating Natives – ELA Garden Tour

Ruth Parnall Design

Call for Ecological Designers to Showcase Your Projects

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Tour Hours: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

From paths, to ponds, to pocket gardens – from borders to backyards to botanical gardens, native plant gardens are a growing trend!

Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) as we Celebrate Native plants at designer-guided, homeowner-guided, or self-guided tours of private and public gardens that celebrate the beauty and ecosystem value of native plants and ecological practices.

These Eco-tours will:

  • Feature gardens designed entirely or primarily with native plants.
  • Educate attendees about the increasing options and applications for native plants.
  • Demonstrate that native plant gardens can be beautiful as well as functional.
  • Share insights into native plant combinations and gardening techniques.
  • Discuss strategies for transforming sections of lawn into a native plant oasis.
  • Promote native plant gardens as a safe haven for birds, butterflies, and native pollinators.
  • Answer questions about native plants and habitat restoration. With the permission of generous homeowners, native plant gardens become inspiration and education for tour guests.

    Dan Jaffe Photo

Pre-registration will be required; attendance will be limited.

Have a native plant garden to share?

Contact for more information and to add your garden to the tour.

Click here for more information and for the registration and release form.