Activities for gardeners

Conserve plants and the wildlife that depend on them by planting locally native species in your garden.   Want to learn more about how this helps native plants and the wildlife that depend upon them?  Visit your local botanic garden, check out the links below, and for even more information, read the book Bringing Nature Home, written by Douglas Tallamy.

In Australia

Visit Sustainable Gardening Australia's Home Gardener Resources

In Europe

Links to plant conservation resources in Europe, particularly in Britain and Ireland, can be found on the PlantNetwork website.

In North America

Find native plants recommended for your region by visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Native Plant Information Network (NIPN).  NIPN can also help you locate suppliers of native plants near your home. 

Check out the National Wildlife Federation's great gardening tip sheets.  While you are there, learn more about gardening and global warming and take the gardener's pledge to help fight global warming in your own back yard.

Learn more fabout rare plants in the United States from the Center for Plant Conservation's guide to Plant Conservation for Gardeners .