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  • Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

    Summer: azaleas, penstemon and evergreen huckleberry bloom our pots

    Photo by Lindsey Vallance
  • Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

    Summer: the north entrance to the garden

    Photo by Lindsey Vallance
  • Summer blooms of columbine mingle with Douglas iris

    Summer: blooms of columbine mingle with Douglas iris

    Photo by Chris Brinton
  • The textures and colors of the summer rain garden

    Summer: the textures and colors of the rain garden

    Photo by Lindsey Vallance
  • Great camas and Douglas iris

    Spring: great camas and Douglas iris

    Photo by Chris Brinton
  • A Red-Breasted Sapsucker visits the birch grove

    Summer: a Red-Breasted Sapsucker visits the garden

    Photo by Susan Harrington
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.

Bunchberry fruit.

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

Upcoming Events

Work Party

  • Sep 25 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Oct 9 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Oct 23 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 is being developed by a group of Kitsap County Master Gardeners, local garden club members, and interested Greater Hansville area residents. It is designed as a demonstration garden, showcasing plants native to Southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, west of the Cascade Mountains.
The garden's stated mission is to encourage the use of native plants in the home garden and to educate the public on their benefits. To that end, the BLNPG features native plants used in situations easily replicated in the home garden. Visitors can see lush shade plantings, a birch grove, a camas meadow, a seasonal streambed,
a rain garden and other garden areas.

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