Our 112-acre garden is open year-round and contains a diverse ecosystem of meadows, upland and bottomland forest, and wetlands, as well as a variety of specialty gardens and native plant collections. The Mathews Nature Trail contains an extensive accredited trillium collection, and the Anderson Education Center is home to the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house. Our Native Plants Teaching Garden is a public space that highlights the way local plants, soil, pollinators, and birds create distinct communities and how they interact to form a diverse, sustainable, and attractive landscape. The Children’s Garden consists of eight themed areas and is a popular destination for play, pretend, and hands-on learning.
We are committed to elevating our community by maintaining living plant collections, offering strong educational programs, and participating in specialized research. We inspire citizens to explore their connections to the natural world and encourage them to join us in creating a community-wide garden that celebrates the unique biodiversity of our region.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of the American Public Gardens Association, the North American Plant Collections Consortium, and the American Horticultural Society.