The Natural Gardens at Pacific Community Park provide an opportunity to view natural gardening techniques in action, see native plants in the landscape and take inspiration home to your own garden.
The demonstration gardens are meant to show different ways to practice earth-friendly techniques at home. Natural gardening reduces the use of synthetic chemicals to increase beneficial organism activity, enhance habitat and wildlife areas, and contribute to the overall health of the community. There are eight beautiful backyard example gardens that fit any yard size or preference. The gardens are located at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave in Vancouver, WA (Click for Google Map).
We have interactive maps of five of the demonstration gardens here online, along with a full plant library for information about each of the native plants used. Interactive maps for the Native Plant Garden, the Dog-Friendly Garden, and the Rain Garden will be coming this summer!
Clark County Public Health oversees this site and relies upon volunteers to assist with maintenance and improvements. If you'd like to help out, please email [email protected] for more information.
For even more ideas...
Visit the City of Vancouver's Backyard Wildlife Garden located at the Water Resources Education Center. You can discover many new ideas and see a lot of wildlife!
You might also enjoy visiting the Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie. Naturescaping of Southwest Washington is a non-profit, all volunteer group dedicated to educating and encouraging homeowners to create wildlife sanctuaries in their own backyards. They have a demonstration garden as well as workshops throughout the year!