Designing Tidy Native Gardens

by David Hughes, Weatherwood Design LLC

originally aired on October 20, 2020

Many think of native plant gardens as wild and untended landscapes which can buck the social norms of a neighborhood with manicured lawns. Ecological garden design has techniques, that if used in a mindful way, can cross the bridge between habitat-based gardening with the more controlled urban landscape. This presentation will review new perspectives of native plant gardening and how they can be successfully incorporated into the traditional standards of the gardening community.  

David Hughes is a Registered Landscape Architect and owner of Weatherwood Design LLC that specializes in native plant-based garden design, ecology and natural habitat conservation. He has worked in the green industry for 30 years designing landscapes that focus on bringing back ecological functions to the site and its surrounding community. His designs improve the pathways in which water flows through a property with rainwater harvesting techniques like rain gardens, bioswales, ephemeral pools and natural ponds.  

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It starts off with an introduction to the NPSNJ and then proceeds to the presentation.