Native Plant Garden Tour

  Dates & times
  • Thu, 07/11/2024 - 6:00pm
  Category Living Well, Local Interest
  Age Groups All ages/special


Thursday, July 11, 2024

Start time: 6:00 PM – Duration: 2 hours

Location: Wright Library Sun Garden

Rain date 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday July 15, 2024

Drop by Wright Library to learn more about gardening with native plants

Wild habitat is being quickly replaced by office complexes, shopping centers, new housing developments, and the pesticide-managed lawns that surround them. Pollinators can’t survive in these new environments, and unfortunately humans can’t survive without pollinators. 

That’s why people around the country are using their own small pieces of land (or even containers) to support birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Native plants feed native pollinators! These plants are hardy, beautiful, and actually require LESS work than traditional lawns. 

Visit both the Sun Garden and Shade Garden and get advice from experienced native plant gardeners. At 7:30 participants will be invited to view the backyard of a nearby house, whose owner has slowly been adding native plants over the last ten years to create a homegrown habitat. Bring your questions and take notes! It’s a great chance to talk to experts. Sponsored by Green Oakwood and Dayton Area Wild Ones.

About the Presenters

Presented in partnership with Green Oakwood and Dayton Area Wild Ones 

Green Oakwood is a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about sustainability and are based in, or have links to, the City of Oakwood Ohio.

Dayton Area Wild Ones’ mission is to educate and support homeowners as they learn and develop their own native landscapes. We also work within our local communities to educate the public and enhance public spaces. Learn more at