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    The seasonal streambed emerging from winter

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • Ribes sanguinium 'White Icicle'

    Ribes sanguinium spring blooms

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • Indiam Plum in Bloom

    A quiet place to enjoy the early spring garden

    Photo by Susan Berg
  • Ribes sanguineum   Red-flowering current

    A spring display of flowering current

    Photo by Betsy Leuner
  • Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

    Early spring in the rain garden

    Photo by Lindsey Vallance
Hedgerow with mock orange in Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

Once out of favor, hedgerows are enjoying a resurgence in popularity in modern landscaping.

The camas meadow

In the wild, camas is found in damp mountain meadows and grasslands. In the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden you will find our camas meadow near the south entrance to the garden.

Bunchberry fruit.

Read a little about some of our favorite native plants suitable for home gardens.

Upcoming Events

Work Party

  • May 8 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
  • May 22 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Jun 12 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Jun 26 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Jul 10 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm

Plan to visit the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden located at 6959 Buck Lake Rd,
(in Buck Lake Park), Hansville, WA

The Buck Lake Native Plant Garden was the vision of a Hansville Master Gardener. He enlisted the help of two local landscape architecture/design professionals with a passion for native plants and several other Master Gardeners and pitched his garden idea to the Kitsap County Parks Department.

In the ensuing 10 years, the BLNPG has been developed as a demonstration garden using plants native to Washington, Oregon, Northern California and British Columbia, west of the Cascade mountains. It's mission: to encourage the use of native plants in home landscapes. Visitors to the garden can see native plants used in garden situations easily replicated in the home garden, featuring lush shade plantings, a camas meadow, a seasonal streambed and a rain garden.

The Buck Lake Native Plant Garden is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers from local garden clubs, interested area residents and Kitsap County Master Gardeners.

Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to join our group. Learn about native plants and their benefits to our local wildlife.