Our Bedrock
Mission Statement:Gardens and programs that inspire, educate and enrich our lives and our community.

Purpose Statement:To educate and encourage citizens on the importance of developing, restoring, maintaining and conserving wildlife habitat and the native plants that comprise that habitat.

Welcome members–those who have renewed and those newly joined!
 (some at higher levels). Thank you so much! Memberships help support our organization and our gardens! 

Note: We can now accept memberships and renewals online with this link: Membership/Renewals

However, to help us cover our processing costs for the convenience of using online payments, it is necessary to include those costs in our online membership fees. Amounts remain the same as before for checks/cash.

Separate donations can also be transacted online! 


September Class
Saturday September 17th at 10:00am entitled ~ Lasagna Gardening Workshop ~ conducted by Pete Dubois from the Clark County Composter Recycler Program.  We will be creating a raised garden bed using organic materials readily available. Learn how it’s done and how it works.
Please contact Marlene Dellsy at info@naturescaping.org or 360.737.1160 to reserve your space.


August Class-Recap

Herbs in the Garden ~ We had a great outside class. Once again the mom and daughter team (Eloyce and Erin) from Garden Delights Herb Farm (www.gardendelightsfarm.com) created a fun and informative class talking about herbs in our gardens. Lots of questions asked and answered!

: For past recorded Zoom classes, we have a playlist at the Camas Library YouTube page where you can view the entire offerings of recorded class sessions from past months at:

Saturday Morning Work Parties
Saturday Morning Work Parties (SMWP) are from 9-noon through October. Each Saturday morning, volunteers are guided by one of our garden coordinators to work on needed tasks/projects in the various gardens. Non-Saturday dates may also be available as determined. We have a sign up system using SignUpGenius. Additional sign up dates will be routinely added. To sign up to work on listed days, here is a link: SignUpGenius
Save the Date
Thursday September 22nd. The day of local giving will launch at 12am and last until 11:59pm on the same day.
Give More 24! is southwest Washington’s largest day of giving–24 hours when our region comes together to support and celebrate local nonprofits. By giving together we have the potential to make one incredible impact.
Our goal this year is to help fund the development of our last remaining open space in the Wildlife Botanical Gardens–the Flying Flowers Garden is expanding!
Please consider us when making your “giving” choices.  GiveMore24.
Perennial, Bulb & Seed Swap (& More)
October 8th 10am – 1pm
We are again partnering with the Master Gardeners of Clark County to help provide all of those gardeners who want to find homes for their excess plants, bulbs and seeds a way to do so while at the same time perhaps getting some new plant material in exchange. Bring some, get some. New for this year….we will also have a “mini” plant sale and the CASEE Center will open their greenhouse for the sale of potted native trees/shrubs.
We do ask that you follow certain guidelines to make things easier for everyone. Please view the link for details: Flyer 2022
Julie, wearing one of her hats as our resident tour guide, gave a fun tour to a group of homeschooler adults and kiddos.
We had several requests for the use of our gardens as a backdrop for photos….A wedding party used our gardens for photos. They said our gardens were still green and beautiful compared to another place they were considering.  It appears our gardens are also popular for senior class photos.
In case you have not already heard….
New Booklet
We are pleased to announce that with funding from a Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) grant and with many volunteer hours from committee members (you know who you are) a longtime dream has been fulfilled.  We have created a free 52-page booklet as an educational tool that includes dozens of high-quality photos, descriptions and other information regarding native plants found at The Wildlife Botanical Gardens and reasons to incorporate them in your landscape. Here is the link to finding it on our website:
Comments from Business Google 
To see photos (contributed by anyone)
Kate and A M each gave us a 5 star review.
April gave us a 5 star review and said: “How beautiful!! Many trails and so educating! My new hiking spot!”
From a comment card left at the gardens: “Wish I lived closer!”
Note: At the recent Clark County Fair, our treasurer Cathy, took Best of Division in the Horticultural Collection category with her conifer display. Congrats!
Nature Related Quote of the Month
Sunset is getting earlier and earlier; soon it will be rainbow (rainy) season so…..

From Mattie Stepanek: “Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.”

Stay safe and enjoy!!