Native Plant Landscape
Millions of years ago, the coastal plain lay beneath the ocean. More recently, the sea receded, leaving behind a dry, flat landscape of sand. This sandy soil allows water to percolate through, making it challenging for plants to obtain enough water and essential nutrients. Native plants of the coastal plain have evolved to thrive in these conditions, as well as the hot summers now common to the region.
The Native Plant Landscape Garden includes a wide variety of species native to the coastal plain. Designed by Thomas Black, the Garden demonstrates the beauty and diversity native plants can provide for the home gardener. Because these plants are native to the area, they are better able to withstand the growing conditions of the coastal plain, requiring less water, fertilizer, maintenance, and heartache.
Last updated: 5/30/2013