Local Gardens to Inspire You
Creating outdoor spaces is an ever changing labor of love. We have collected a list of local gardens to inspire you.
GARDEN CENTERS - Whether you want to create a garden that attracts birds and butterflies, or a garden that is made up entirely of native plants, our comprehensive list of garden centers and nurseries will provide you with the trees, shrubs and flowers that you need.
PLANT SALES - If you are interested in native plants, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, Churchville Nature Center, and Bucks County Master Gardeners have sales that are open to the public.
GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS - Add beauty, butterfiles and birds to your backyard landscape. Learn how.
VEGETABLE GARDENING - Tips for extending your harvest beyond the growing season.
GARDEN EVENTS - Check out our list of upcoming gardening-related events in the area.
GARDEN CLUBS - See if there's a local garden club near you!
Plight of the Monarch Butterflies
The North American monarch population has declined by 90 percent over the past two decades due to climate change and habitat loss. While we can’t control climate, we can help to increase their habiltat. The key to saving the monarch, is the milkweed plant. Milkweed is the only food plant that the monarch caterpillar can eat. Unfortunately, milkweed plants are disappearing all across the US. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Community/charitable gardens provide fresh vegetables and fruits to local food pantries. The Sandy Ridge Community Garden (Doylestown), sponsored by the Doylestown Mennonite Church. At least 50 percent of the produce from this garden is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
Pebble Community Organic Garden donates 90% of their fresh organic vegetables to a local food pantry through the Bucks County Opportunity Council. They are located at Pebble Hill Church 320 Edison-Furlong Rd, Doylestown, Church phone number 215-348-3428. The garden manager, Gretchen, is always looking for new folks to help out!
The Doylestown Health Community Garden was created in 2015 by two Doyle Elementary sixth-graders who wanted to start a garden to grow food for those in need. Doylestown Health will continue to help sustain and expand the gardens in years to come.
The Buckingham Township Community Garden started growing in 2012 thanks to the extraordinary effort by many dedicated volunteers and residents who maintained their individual plots. Food is donated to the Jesus Focus Ministry of Southampton, which struggles to feed over 800 people and gets very little support.
The New Britain Borough Community Garden began in 2013 for residents wishing to grow for their own use but also as part of a contribution to the New Britain Food Larder. This is an all-organic garden!
Founded in 2012, Hope of the Harvest is a community garden on the Delaware Valley University campus sponsored by Del Val, Opportunity Council and Philabundance. The garden’s inaugural year yielded 15,000 pounds of fresh vegetables that went directly to Buck’s County’s pantries in the Food and Nutrition Network (FaNN), which served Bucks County’s families in need.
The American Community Garden Association provides a cool resource that will walk you through the steps to setting up a community garden in your neighborhood. CLICK HERE to find our more.