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Audubon at Home


If you are interested in creating a wildlife sanctuary on your own land, volunteers from Audubon at Home will consult with you for no charge at your house, business, faith community or other property. Once you have documented visits by wildlife, your property will be added to the growing list of certified sanctuaries.

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How about some planting designs where all of the planning has been done for you?

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on which plants to grow


Of course, the very best place to start your native garden is the official Native Plants for Northern Virginia guide. These plants are naturally beautiful, enhancing your property and requiring less care while benefiting birds, butterflies and pollinators.  The guide also includes a quick reference section on best planting conditions. You can also order a print copy from our store.

5 Easy Shady Plants

5 Easy Sunny Plants

Quick Tips for Growing NOVA Native Plants

What Plants to Grow

Looking to add natural habitat in a hurry?  We've got the solution!  Fill in your Sunny / Shady areas with these beautiful additions to your yard!

The Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources has published a Green Book of the (Chesapeake Bay Watershed) Buffer, aka the GBB.  Follow the link for a variety of garden plans.

Mailbox Garden Plan by Elisa Meara, President, Native Plant Landscape Design