Create Foundation Gardens That Say Welcome Home to Native Plants

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

How can we bring beautiful native plants into the traditional bastion of boxwoods and pachysandra, the foundation garden?

In this two-hour talk, we will focus on two major topics that help answer the question.

First, we'll look at solutions to the fundamental design problems posed by planting near buildings, driveways, sidewalks, and other structures. 

Second, we'll look at native shrubs, small trees, perennials, and groundcovers that suit foundation-area gardens. We’ll also explore the topic of “nativars,” look at native substitutes for traditional foundation plants, and identify deer-resistant selections.

An extensive handout will include lists of plants and design resources.

Sponsor: Haddam UConn Extension, Garden Master Class

Location: 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT 


UConn Extension, Haddam, CT