• The colorful stems of dogwood in the winter

    Winter: the colorful stems of shrub dogwood as seen from the parameter path

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • Indian plum is the first plant in the garden to bud out

    Winter: Indian plum shows January buds

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • Red and yellow twigged dogwood in the rain garden

    Winter: red and yellow twigged dogwood in the rain garden

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • Winter walk through the birch grove

    Winter: birch bark provides winter interest

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • A winter day in the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

    Winter: from the main garden path

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
Hedgerow with mock orange in Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

Once out of favor, hedgerows are enjoying a resurgence in popularity in modern landscaping.

The camas meadow

In the wild, camas is found in damp mountain meadows and grasslands.

Bunchberry fruit.

Read a little about some of our favorite native plants suitable for home gardens.

Upcoming Events

The First Work Party of 2018!

  • Apr 2 2018 - 9:00am

Work Party

  • Apr 16 2018 - 9:00am

Plan to visit the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden located at 6959 Buck Lake Rd,
(in Buck Lake Park), Hansville, WA

The Buck Lake Native Plant Garden is being developed by a group of Kitsap County Master Gardeners, local garden club members, and interested Greater Hansville area residents. It is designed as a demonstration garden, showcasing plants native to Southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, west of the Cascade Mountains.
The garden's stated mission is to encourage the use of native plants in the home garden and to educate the public on their benefits. To that end, the BLNPG features native plants used in situations easily replicated in the home garden. Visitors can see lush shade plantings, a birch grove, a camas meadow, a seasonal streambed,
a rain garden and other garden areas.

Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to join our group. Learn about native plants and their benefits to our local wildlife.