Extensive urban growth over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. You, as a homeowner, have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating your own backyard wildlife sanctuary.

NatureScaping of Southwest Washington is a non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization whose goal is to educate and encourage homeowners to make their yards and gardens a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.

Membership above the $20 level will support maintaining the gardens fencing, irrigation, educational materials and more.

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Photos on this site taken at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens by nature photographer Terry Covington.

The Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie...

The Wildlife Botanical Gardens are a cohesive blend of specialty theme gardens, spread over three acres in Southwest Washington. The gardens, and devoted gardeners, demonstrate and teach gardening concepts that attract birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to residential gardens. Come visit the Wildlife Botanical Gardens year-round and enjoy the unique beauty each season has to offer!

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Upcoming Classes

October 21, 2017
First Aid from the Garden
Imagine…you are jazzed… an enjoyable day of gardening is ready to begin and then… Ever have a bee sting or maybe a minor cut? Things sometimes happen while gardening that may require a little first aid. Using herbs, this presentation will provide you with ideas for what to do before you hit the garden, right while you’re in the garden and after you’re done gardening for the day to cope with those minor “medical” emergencies. Make your time in the garden all that you expected it to be. Read more
November 18, 2017
Winter Birding
Ever wonder what happens to birds in the winter? Learn which species remain and what we can do to make it easier for them and more enjoyable for us. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, many species of birds migrate south to warmer and richer climates; but not all. Certain Sparrows, Finches, and even a Hummingbird choose to stay and brave the freezing months with us. Winter also invites others into our yards. Ways to keep nectar feeders from freezing solid, how to provide drinkable water on an icy morning, types of nutrition and energy we can offer, what we can do to provide shelter from harsh winds and cold rains will be among the topics we discuss. Read more
December 16, 2017
Native Mason Bees
Join us for what has become our annual Mason Bee experience! Did you know Mason Bees are one of about 4000 native North American bees, without which most of our fruits and vegetables would not produce. You will see how easy it is to attract and maintain these important pollinators in your yard. Learn about the bees and then get hands-on experience as we will also be cleaning cocoons for our plant sale in the spring. In exchange go home with some of your very own bee cocoons! Read more