Create Foundation Gardens That Say 'Welcome Home' to Native Plants

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The foundation garden need not be a bastion of imports such as pachysandra and boxwood.

In this one-hour presentation, we'll consider the design problems posed by the foundation area around homes and other buildings. Then we look at native plants that fit into that highly visible setting. 

Among regional native plants, there are flowering perennials, shrubs, grasses, trees, and ferns that both provide habitat for birds and pollinators as well as a pleasing appearance. Let's take a look at how we can achieve curb appeal and nature support in the foundation area of our homes and community buildings. 

This talk is accompanied by extensive design resources and plant lists. 

Sponsored by the Barrington, RI, Garden Club. Meeting at the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road, Barrington. (If you enter at the light, go all the way to the rear of the complex (behind the Peck Center) to find the library.)

Free of charge and open to the public. Register here: :


Barrington, RI