Free garden plans

Looking for native garden inspiration? Adapt these free designs to your space! They include only plants native to the eastern United States (though not limited to northeast Ohio). If you're having trouble sourcing a specific plant, we can recommend a substitution.

Plant By Numbers by Denise Ellsworth and the OSU Bee Lab

Pollinator Garden for Native Specialist Bees by Cornell Botanic Gardens

Wild Ones Garden Designs (stick to cities east of the Rockies)

Native Plants for the Small Yard by Kate Brandes

Bat Garden Guide by Organization for Bat Conservation

Plant By Numbers by the City of Lexington, KY

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