Extensive urban growth over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. You, as a homeowner, have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating your own backyard wildlife sanctuary.

NatureScaping of Southwest Washington is a non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization whose goal is to educate and encourage homeowners to make their yards and gardens a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.

Membership above the $20 level will support maintaining the gardens fencing, irrigation, educational materials and more.

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Photos on this site taken at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens by nature photographer Terry Covington.

The Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie...

The Wildlife Botanical Gardens are a cohesive blend of specialty theme gardens, spread over three acres in Southwest Washington. The gardens, and devoted gardeners, demonstrate and teach gardening concepts that attract birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to residential gardens. Come visit the Wildlife Botanical Gardens year-round and enjoy the unique beauty each season has to offer!

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Upcoming Classes

October20, 2018
Bats: Our Backyard Buddies
Are you scared by bats? They have a bad reputation that they don't deserve. There are over 1,200 species of bats worldwide with more than a dozen found here in Washington; five of which are likely to use a bat house if placed correctly. Without bats we would be infested with crop destroying, disease carrying insects; many of our favorite tropical treats including mangoes, cashews and figs, would not exist in the quantities we know today. Those frightening 'vampire' bats are even helping to treat stroke victims! Read more
November 17, 2018
Composting Methods & Options
Confused by composting? Don't know if it is something you can do? Get a comprehensive overview of some of the many composting methods and options. Understand what composting is and does, and the differences between the types; vermicomposting (worms), backyard composting (fungi, bacteria, invertebrates), bokashi (essential microorganisms EM), Hugelkultur (rotting wood). Find one or more ways to incorporate composting / organic waste reduction into your life. Read more
December 15, 2018
Native Mason Bees
Join us for what has become our annual Mason Bee experience! Did you know Mason Bees are one of about 4000 native North American bees, without which most of our fruits and vegetables would not produce. You will see how easy it is to attract and maintain these important pollinators in your yard. Learn about the bees and then get hands-on experience as we will also be cleaning cocoons for our plant sale in the spring. In exchange go home with some of your very own bee cocoons! Read more