Have you ever wondered what’s going on behind the scenes in a “certified backyard habitat”? Want to see excellent and diverse examples of how others design and combine native and ornamental plants into gorgeous gardens? Now’s your chance!
On Saturday, Sept 15th from 11a.m. – 4p.m., join the Backyard Habitat Certification Program for its first Open Garden event in Oak Grove. This event will feature the gorgeous, gold-certified yard of Patricia McMackin. Her oversized lot features seven towering Oregon white oak trees, complimented by a native oak-scape with more than 30 species of appropriate native plants in their understory. They also have eighteen raised beds for vegetables and fruit, a solar greenhouse, an 80-square-foot treehouse for the kids, fourteen beautiful heritage chickens, two dogs, and hundreds of mason bees. Come and informally tour her garden, ask questions, and learn all about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.
This open garden event is FREE, and open to the public, but registration is required. The exact address of the open garden will be emailed to you upon registration.
The Backyard Habitat Certification Program in Clackamas is a collaborative effort of the Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust, with financial support from Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District and Oak Lodge Water Services.