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.

Support the Wildlife Botanical Gardens

Become a Member

Current Class Offerings - 2017

Class Location
CASEE Center, Building B, Rm. 206
11104 NE 149th Street
Brush Prairie WA 98606
Class Fees
  • Free for NatureScaping Members
  • $15.00 Non-member
  • Membership is $20/year (15.00 for seniors)
  • Members receive 1 year of free classes.


Register by email. Please send your name, phone number, and the class you want to attend to: Info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com or call 360-737-1160.

Other Info

  • Our classes are approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credit
  • Classes may be held partially or completely in Wildlife Botanical Gardens, please dress appropriately for weather.

Our Place in the Watershed

May 20th, 2017

Presented by Eric Lambert, Clark County Clean Water Outreach Specialist

Water is one of our planetís most valuable resources, and understanding how humans interact with its natural cycle is a critical first step to preserving it. Knowing oneís place in a watershed is an effective way to gain appreciation of local water resources and identify how to act locally to protect these resources. In this presentation participants will learn about the quality of their local watersheds, human impact on the water cycle, and things everyone can do for clean water.

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Pacific Northwest Natives

June 17th, 2017

Presented by Dixie and Scott Edwards, owners of Watershed Garden Works, a wholesale and retail native plant nursery

Come join us for our discussion of the propagation and uses of Pacific Northwest native plants. We will be covering practical knowledge we have learned in nearly thirty years of growing natives. Topics will include ethnobotany with a focus on edible plants, protocols for collecting seeds and cuttings for propagation, wildlife, rain gardens, drought tolerant plants for landscaping, planting natives with compatible non-native plants, etc.

We encourage questions and always keep our presentations informal. A diverse sampling of plants for sale will be brought for those interested.

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Upcoming Event

Art In The Garden

July 9th, 2017

The gardens will be in full bloom along with artists featuring a full spectrum of garden and fine art. You may find that treasure you have been looking for!

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Master Composter/Recycler Classes at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens Compost Site

Register for these free workshops at columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html