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.

Support the Wildlife Botanical Gardens

Become a Member

Current Class Offerings - 2017

Class Location
CASEE Center, Building B, Rm. 206
11104 NE 149th Street
Brush Prairie WA 98606
Class Fees
  • Free for NatureScaping Members
  • $15.00 Non-member
  • Membership is $20/year (15.00 for seniors)
  • Members receive 1 year of free classes.


Register by email. Please send your name, phone number, and the class you want to attend to: Info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com or call 360-737-1160.

Other Info

  • Our classes are approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credit
  • Classes may be held partially or completely in Wildlife Botanical Gardens, please dress appropriately for weather.

Upcoming Classes

Fruit Trees: A Beginnerís Guide

February 18, 2017

Presented by Jon Dempster, Horticulturist at One Green World, an edible perennial nursery www.onegreenworld.com

Have you ever wanted to grow your own fruit trees at home, but donít know where to start? Growing your own fruit is a great way to enjoy many delicious and interesting varieties. Make your fruit growing experience rewarding and exciting by learning the basics of how to manage fruit trees ecologically. Topics covered will include site selection and preparation, variety selection, soil fertility, co-planting, pruning and harvesting.

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Mindful Pruning Strategies for Ornamental, Woody Plants

March 18, 2017

Presented by Beth Goodnight, landscape designer and gardening coach

Learn how a plant responds when itís pruned. Learn how to guide a plant's shape and size with careful, thoughtful pruning. Not all woody plants are to be pruned the same way. Break the mold of shearing everything! There will be a class presentation and demonstrations out in the gardens so please dress appropriately.

If you have specific questions, please submit them when registering for the class via email prior to the event.

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Master Composter/Recycler Classes at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens Compost Site

Register for these free workshops at columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html