Creating a Wild Friendly Garden without the Wild Look

close up at a botanical garden with pink coneflower plants with green leaves

Walk-in registrations are welcome!

Thursday, October 3, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

There is strong interest in creating ecologically friendly gardens that might attract anything from beneficial insects and butterflies to birds, bats, snakes and toads. Many sources indicate it is as easy as planting native plants but the results can often be wild, weedy spaces that you can’t manage and the neighbors want to mow over. It is a challenge to balance “wild and natural” with easy-to-manage and visually pleasing. This program with Director Ed Lyon is more than a list of plants that attract wildlife; it addresses potential challenges and pitfalls with advice on how to properly plan for success.
Preregistration with prepayment is encouraged by Sunday, September 29.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students