Ecological Gardens

Create a haven for local wildlife, support biodiversity, and contribute to the green beauty of your area by planting an ecological garden.

Contact us to schedule a site visit and consultation.

Our ecological garden program promotes pollinator-friendly plants that are native to the mid-Atlantic region, stormwater capture and minimal irrigation, and dense, matrix-style plantings that require less maintenance, less water, less fertilizer, and less pruning than conventional landscaping and turf lawns. Our gardens offer four seasons of horticultural interest, food and shelter for native insects and wildlife, and a beautiful, sustainable complement to the trees we plant through our canopy restoration program.

Types of gardens we design and install include rain gardens, pollinator gardens, shade gardens, lawn replacement with native plants, verge strip plantings, biorention plantings, and masterplans for larger properties, but each site is unique and requires a tailored approach. Get in touch with us via the form below to schedule a consultation.

Any profit generated from our garden installations is plowed directly back into re-treeing DC and supporting our community programs. Your investment in a sustainable garden contributes to a greener, healthier, and more vibrant city. See our Leaflet article to read more about our garden program.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited organizational capacity, we are presently unable to take on every project submitted through this form. Our staff reserves the right to evaluate submitted projects for ecological impact, canopy tree numbers, and alignment with our mission before committing to an on-site consult.

There are many resources available for homeowners looking to add native plants to their home landscape, including DC’s RiverSmart Homes program, Montgomery County’s RainScapes program, and Prince Georges County’s Rain Check program. In addition, there are many other design-build companies in the DC region that focus on native plants – a helpful list is located here: